“Today we are adding support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos on YouTube.” – YouTube.com, November 7, 2016
Youtube.com has added HDR support for new videos. Any YouTube creator can now upload videos that use HDR format. Some currently supported devices include the new ChromeCast Ultra and YouTube capable streaming devices such and some smart TV’s. Additional device support is expected in the near future for game consoles and other devices. All HDR videos are backward compatible with legacy devices. The number of devices that support HDR video playback is expected to grow rapidly. Here are Instructions for uploading HDR video to YouTube.com/HDR. Current support for HDR encoded videos include 10 bit H.264 MOV, MP4, and MKV.
There are several content producers that have begun uploading videos that use the high quality HDR option.
The second Dolby Vision feature film to be released is San Andreas, right on the heals of Disney’s Tomorrowland. The new projection technology has been well received and plans to upgrade theaters continues. Improved image quality is always appreciated.