YouTube Introduces HDR Quality Video To Users For Livestreams

Video streaming platform YouTube has introduced HDR quality video to its users for livestreaming.

Rohan Patil

December 10, 2020

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YouTube is one of the most used video sharing and streaming platforms in the world. It is known to provide users with several latest features for a better user experience. The video streaming platform recently made a major announcement regarding their livestreaming. YouTube has announced that it has launched HDR for livestreams. YouTube made this important announcement on Tuesday. For all the people who are curious to know about the YouTube HDR feature for livestreams, here is everything you need to know about it.

YouTube revealed that the HDR feature will be available for the livestreams as well. The announcement has come after the company rolled out HDR support more than four years ago. It was available for the pre-recorded video content which was uploaded on the platform. According to Mashable, YouTube has become the first major platform that has enabled HDR quality content on its livestreams.

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For the unversed, HDR stands for high-dynamic range-video and has a broader range of colours with higher contrast. In other words, the whites in an HDR video will be brighter and the blacks will be darker as compared to a standard video. The overall image in the end product of HDR video is much more vibrant than that of standard video. With the introduction of this new feature, users of YouTube are likely to notice a dramatic difference between HDR and Non-HDR video than between 4K and 1080p video. Four years ago in 2016, YouTube had rolled out the 4K livestreaming for the users.

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The report also added that viewers can stream the HDR content on any supportive device be it mobile device, TV, or streaming set-top box or stick. The video streaming platform has also provided creators with an outline of what they need in order to livestream in HDR as well. This is the second major announcement from YouTube in terms of new features in livestreaming. Earlier this month, the company had released new updates for the Premiere feature. The new updates had allowed creators to air pre-recorded uploaded video as a one time livestream when it is made public for the first time. This new update of HDR video in livestreaming will surely encourage more and more creators to doo more livestreaming of their content

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