YouTube has introduced support for high dynamic range (HDR) videos. This will work with all supported devices; which includes Samsung UHD TVs, Chromecast Ultra, and the coming PlayStation Pro. Interestingly, this announcement comes only days before the PS Pro is set to go on sale.
HDR provides increased colour and lighting contrast, which is something that allows for more detail in videos. Of course, this also requires the video to have been shot in HDR in the first place. The increased luminosity range will not appear on devices that don’t support HDR either; although the videos will still appear in standard dynamic range.
YouTube has worked with several content creators to get HDR videos uploaded and kick things off. There’s not much on the playlist at the moment right now, but it’s mainly there to show what HDR looks like on the site.