Trends – one of the most controversial things. Some might suggest going against the wind is the best thing to do. However, the wiser ones might say it is statistically right to go with the trend and to capitalize on it. The current trend in the markets of video streaming is that of the HDR Videos support, and YouTube has now become the latest name in the markets which will support the High Dynamic Range.
YouTube now joins an elite club, that which was composed of only Amazon and Netflix, which provided support for HDR Videos. This speculation was around the markets ever since Netflix and Amazon entered into it, and especially because Google does believe Netflix to be a genuine threat to YouTube. It has already beaten YouTube in terms of data consumption in the US broadband. This news that HDR Videos were to be supported by YouTube was made official by the company at CES 2016.
Though a news which was announced for only a few seconds, while the company was discussing 360 degree videos, and about adding more content to YouTube it was mentioned by Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Chief Business Officer.
Users will need an HDR compatible TV to watch this content. The HDR videos are now the next step towards a better video quality, the next logical step after HD content. Also, while this was made official at CES, many manufacturers also announced their TV sets which support HDR content – including giants like LG, Panasonic and Sony.
However, no further details were made available, and even this was just casually dropped in during a conversation. Considering the massive impact it might have on the quality of videos, it was really a big announcement. The company made no further comments on it, and when a YouTube representative was asked on when they plan to release the HDR support, he only responded by saying ‘sometime this year’.
HDR Videos on YouTube sound really appealing, and is worth the wait!