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."
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.