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Netflix to Brighten Marvel TV’s World By Re-Releasing Its Shows in HDR

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Netflix to Brighten Marvel TV’s World By Re-Releasing Its Shows in HDR

High Dynamic Range is coming to Netflix. Per a video released by the streaming service, Netflix announced its intent to re-release its original programming in HDR, starting with Marvel’s “Daredevil.”

So what, exactly, is HDR? “What that means is that shot-to-shot, scene-to-scene, the color is adjusted such that it helps to tell the story and is pleasing to the eye… which allows you to show much brighter images and a much wider range of colors on a television screen,” explains Jay Tilin, VP Editorial Services at Delux, in the video. That is to say, “HDR allows for a greater dynamic range of luminosity in each image.”

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To see the difference between HDR and SDR, check out the video below, which uses “Daredevil” as an example:

The process of employing HDR on Netflix’s original programming will start with “Daredevil,” before transitioning over into other Marvel series like “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage.” The video also shows a few clips from “Iron Fist,” which suggests that the upcoming series will also under go this process.

Pre-HDR “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” are currently streaming on Netflix. Starring Finn Jones as Danny Rand, “Iron Fist” arrives March 17, 2017.

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