YouTube introduces support for HDR in the case of live streaming. This allows creators who use supporting encoders to live stream content in a high-dynamic range. Compatible encoders (that transform the creator’s content into a digital format, thus enabling them to stream on YouTube) include Telestream encoders, Cobalt, and YouTube cites Mirillis Action. Creators will also require a camera supporting HDR video that renders HLG or PQ color standards. Moreover, the feature will be available only for the viewers who use HDR- supported devices. However, the company also said that it plans on releasing new methods for content creators to stream HDR. These may include additional encoders in both standalone hardware and software apps.
Creators using compatible encoders can live stream in HDR (in an HEVC codec) on YouTube henceforth
YouTube debuted HDR live streaming in 2016 for standard video- offering enhanced clarity, more precision, a broad range of color gamut, and better contrast. The HDR video’s blacks tend to be darker and whites brighter. This results in a vibrant, luminescent, and vivid video. Since linear broadcasters do not support this feature, streaming services like Netflix use this High-dynamic-range imaging feature as their USP.
YouTube also furnished creators with an outline of the things they are likely to need for HDR live streaming.