High Dynamic Range TV: ITU Releases New Standard
CEDmagazine.com reports that the ITU released a new standard for High Dynamic Range Television, HDR-TV. According to ITU, it “brings an incredible feeling of realism, building further on the superior color fidelity of ITU’s Ultra-High Definition Television (UHDTV) Recommendation BT.2020.”
ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) developed the standard in collaboration with experts from the TV industry, broadcasting organizations and regulatory institutions in its Study Group 6.
“High Dynamic Range Television will bring a whole new viewing experience to audiences around the world,” ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao observes. “TV programming will be enhanced with brighter pictures that add sparkle to entertainment and realism to news coverage.”
François Rancy, director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, says this represents “an important step towards the virtual reality quality of experience to be delivered by future broadcasting and multimedia systems.”