Amazon Prime Video now supports a new type of video technology. The streaming service now supports HDR 10+, a new type of high dynamic range technology.
High dynamic range (HDR) makes greater differences between the light and dark parts of the picture, with more gradual steps in between. The result? Greater depth, which makes for a more lifelike picture.
Sadly, the service only supports HDR 10+ in the US for now. There's no word on when it'll come to the UK. You'll also need a compatible Samsung TV.
HDR 10+ was developed primarily by Samsung. It uses dynamic metadata in digital content to alter the brightness boundaries on a frame-by-frame basis. By contrast, most HDR formats are static, which means they set the boundaries for the entire length of the video content from the outset.
In theory, this means HDR 10+ gives more dynamic colours without making the picture seem artificial.
Flagship Amazon shows are the first to benefit from the technology, including 'The Grand Tour' (series two of which is streaming now) and 'The Man in the High Castle'.
Source: Yonhap News