hdr Stories September 11, 2017

HDR support on YouTube was added entirely by software for Pixel/Pixel XL

HDR has slowly become available on quite a few Android flagships over the past year or so, and Google made a big move last week in making it available to more users by adding it to YouTube for Android. That rollout included the Pixel, which technically doesn’t have an HDR display…

hdr Stories August 31, 2017

Netflix for Android updated with HDR support on the LG V30

The LG V30 was just announced this morning and it has a lot of attractive selling points, but one of the biggest is the new display. The 6-inch 18:9 OLED panel is gorgeous in person and is also HDR certified. Now, Netflix is adding official support for HDR playback on the V30.

hdr Stories May 10, 2017

Netflix for Android now supports HDR on the LG G6

HDR has been growing in popularity on the big screen, but with new phones on the market such as the Galaxy S8, Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, and the LG G6, it’s going mobile too. Arguably the biggest collection of easily-accessible HDR content is on Netflix, and now, the streaming giant is opening support for HDR in its Android app.

hdr Stories December 20, 2016

Samsung’s 2016 Smart 4K HDR TVs now support YouTube HDR content

About a month ago YouTube announced official support for HDR video, but only on a select few devices. Google’s new Chromecast Ultra, of course, brought along support for HDR, but few TVs natively support the feature. Google announced that Samsung’s 2016 UHD TV lineup would bring support, and starting today, that support is available.

hdr Stories November 7, 2016

We’ve known for a while now that YouTube has been planning to add support for HDR (high dynamic range) video and now, ahead of the release of the Chromecast Ultra, Google has just made it official. Creators can start uploading HDR content, and users can start viewing HDR content on support devices effective today…

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hdr Stories July 24, 2014

Samsung shows off camera quality with short film shot entirely on the Galaxy S5 (Video)

Samsung uploaded a new video showing off the Galaxy S5 today and this time, instead of going after the iPhone, it’s decided to instead show off the device’s camera quality with a short film shot in Trieste, Italy.

Samsung notes the ad, titled “Sunrise to Sunset”, is made with HDR Video and FHD 1080p footage straight from the Galaxy S5, but we imagine some post-production was done elsewhere as the fine print warns, “Certain images and videos may be enhanced.”

Samsung’s latest ad for the S5 is a cinematic spot that features famous surfers through a tie-in through its partnership with the Association of Surfing Professionals. It has, however, continued going directly after Apple and the iPhone in many of its recent commercials and online ads Galaxy devices. Most recently it posted a new ad mocking the upcoming iPhone that is expected to have a display size similar to the current S5.

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