YouTube introduces HDR to live streams

YouTube has provided creators with a new feature which are more likely to notice a dramatic difference between HDR and non-HDR video

Washington [US]: Video streaming platform YouTube announced on Tuesday that it has launched HDR for live streams as well. This announcement has come after the company rolled out HDR support more than four years ago for pre-recorded video content uploaded to the platform.

According to Mashable, with this announcement, YouTube becomes the first major platform to enable HDR quality content on its live streams. HDR — which stands for high-dynamic range — the video has a broader range of colors and higher contrast. An HDR video’s whites will be brighter and blacks will be darker. The overall image ends up being much more vibrant than that of standard video.

With this new feature, the users are more likely to notice a dramatic difference between HDR and non-HDR video than between 4k and 1080p video. Earlier in 2016, YouTube rolled out 4k live streaming in 2016
As per Mashable, viewers can stream HDR content on any supported mobile device, TV, or streaming set-top box or stick. YouTube has provided creators with an outline of what they need in order to live stream in HDR as well.
This is the second time this month that YouTube has launched some big new features for the company’s live-streaming features.

Last week, YouTube rolled out new updates to its Premiere feature, which allows creators to air pre-recorded uploaded video as a one-time live stream when it is first made public.

The new features allowed creators to air a teaser trailer or countdown before the video’s debut. The update also provided creators with the ability to live-stream before the video’s premiere and seamlessly transition into the newly uploaded video after the live portion of the stream ends. 

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