Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and SDR, what's the difference between it?

  • by AceProAV
  • 2020-03-17

In a horror movie, the scene usually has a darkened hue to construct an atmosphere of fear. It would be barely acceptable when displaying a night scene without lights and even worst at a high brightness contrast scene in the SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) mode.

The Higher Nits Provides Vivid Reality Visual Effect

SDR only supports 100 nits, that's why we cannot see the details in light or dark situation on display. HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides 1,000 nits so as Dolby Vision, which are ten times than SDR and use 10-bit color depth, so the HDR technology is as know as HDR10.

Additional Dynamic Metadata Makes Dolby Vision Accurately Display the Color of Reality
HDR10 and Dolby Vision both are increased the peak brightness from 100 nits to 1,000 nits. Still, the different way to add metadata into HDR content allows Dolby Vision to portray the content as accurately as possible.

Unlike the HDR10 content provides unvaried metadata to your HDR TV, Dolby Vision carries dynamic metadata to instruct your Dolby Vision Display detailed adjust their capabilities of brightness, contrast, and color performance in each scene.

Dolby Vision Is Designed To Customize Video Content

Dolby Vision Technology executes the scene-by-scene metadata embedded into the video signal, so it also compatible with legacy HDMI 1.4b video signal. It not only provides the best visual entertainment enjoyment but convenient for the content producers to use since Dolby Vision allows them to carry both SDR and HDR format, which means Dolby Vision is backward compatible with HDR and SDR.

The Dolby Vision license fee increased the manufacturing cost, but the customized video content provides immersion for the thrilling games, movies, and TV series you already love. Now you understand the difference between SDR, HDR, and Dolby Vision. It would be best if you considered upgrading your audiovisual system to the next level.

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