This HDR infographic shows how a recording device initially captures an image.
Then, it demonstrates how through capture, production post, mastering, and distribution, the image gets processed by a flat-screen display to finally replicate a model that is as close as possible to the color and contrast perceived by the human eye.
Capture is a method that aims to add more “dynamic range” to images to amplify the ratio of light to dark in a photograph.
These are why when you turn HDR mode on, what happens is the recording device takes three pictures instead of one to process them accordingly.
Mastering is the technic used to apply a codec to the files. the simplest solution is always to pick an uncompressed format with the appropriate bit depth per channel values.
(Note: 4K creates massive file sizes, and special considerations are to be implemented in these situations”)
Distribution covers all the solutions accepting different HDR formats and displays them in the same stunning HDR.
Here is the deal:
One stream for the delivery of all SDR and HDR content equals more efficient use of network resources, eliminating the need for costly infrastructure upgrades.
What this means:
HDR solution automatically up-converts intermixed SDR content, such as advertising, so that viewers can enjoy a consistent, uninterrupted HDR experience.
It other words.
These are where the upconversion from SDR to HDR occurs.
The perfect example of the union of HDR technology and creativity is Technicolor.
(“Note: Technicolor works with creative and technology leaders in content creation, distribution, and consumption to seamlessly deliver experiences worldwide.”)
Additionally, this infographic demonstrates the comparison between HDR TV (High Dynamic Range Television) mostly available in 4K and 8K TVs and SDR TV (Standard Dynamic Range), where the most obvious difference is the improvement of contrast and the color spectrum delivered by HDR TVs.