4K HDR Videos: A Simple (But Complete) TV Guide

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Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Uscenes

”The pursuit for premium picture performance looks to be in an incredibly good place indeed, embrace it.”

Over the last few years, manufacturers have created a wide range of advanced technologies. Thanks to them, our keyboard’s caps lock is frequently put to use when typing their snappy acronyms—4K HDR. Soon you will be able to download the next level of relaxing 4K TV backgrounds to use on HDR capable SMART TVs.

What Are 4K HDR Videos?

4K HDR is arguably the most supreme, and most puzzling phrase in the TV world today. The good? A lot of people are joining the tech-minded early adopters. And now, 4K HDR is becoming an important new standard, available in TVs at affordable prices.

As a rule of the thumb, all 4K TVs on the market should include HDR 10. At the moment there are 5 different types of HDR: HLG, HDR 10, HDR 10+, Advance HDR by Technicolor and Dolby Vision.

HDR 10 is the most popular form of HDR adopted by various manufacturers, Blue-ray Disc Association (BDA) and service providers (Netflix and Amazon).

What Is 4K Resolution?

4K also known as Ultra HD implies a clearer picture, its more pixels on the screen at a go! Recall when Full HD was the sharpest picture you could find?

With 4 times as many pixels as Full HD, 4K resolution has revolutionized the visual experience—crisp and clear images, displaying more details than the standard HD.

The Cinema 4K has a total resolution of 4,096 pixels by 2,160. HDR is a somewhat higher resolution than the 3840 x 2160 resolution seen on Ultra HD. Your 4K is not just about sharpness but more of texture and detail through high resolution video.

What Is HDR?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Moreover, it’s the new technology used in 4K content and 4K televisions. Originating from photography, 4K technique improves a picture’s dynamic range – deeper blacks, brighter whites, and a minimum of 10-bit color depth.

Although we aren’t doing HDR videos yet, take a look at the photo comparison above which illustrates the point. The old version of Hammock Beach Scene was taken with a camera which didn’t have a wide dynamic range. We loved the place so much that we went back after upgrading to a camera with more “stops” of dynamic range. On the left you will see that the tree was back and the sand too white. To make up for it we made the colors “pop” a bit more by filtering out the reds and pushing up the blues to give us that nice blue sky and white sand. The image on the right is far more accurate and when we start filming in HDR that will provide the most accurate representation of a scene.

When we went back we couldn’t get exactly the same shot as the hammock had recently broken, so it was attached to the tree. But you will see the leaves are a rich green color. There are more shades of color at the high end of the spectrum too, in the sand. Although the first option may have the more pleasing colors, it is the range of colors which makes the new version a higher quality image. Especially in the shadows and highlights. This is one of our favorite spots in the world so we are likely to return for a 3rd version at some point. I think we will try and go for the original composition if at all possible.

What’s So Good About 4K HDR?

Still disappointed with your 3D and curved screen? You already know what to do – 4 K format is the new standard. HDR looks more realistic than ever before because you are seeing many more shades of colors.

The top-rated FHD provides a resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 while 4K delivers 3840 x 2150 pixels—4 times as much in picture display. That means very-sharp images for viewers when watching content on a 4K device.

HDR refers to the range of color your television displays. It provides much higher ‘color gamut,’ to mean, images are more sparkling, since the TV can display brighter shades, deeper darks, and more hues than before.


Not all HDR TVs are 4K and not all 4K TVs are HDR. Therefore, look out for the 2 technologies. Check out reviews on Amazon before buying a 4K HDR TV.


What You Can Watch In 4K HDR

Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix provide numerous videos you can stream in 4K. For TV, Sky Q is one platform that allows its customers to access content in 4K. You can even use high dynamic range videos as manual TV screensavers by simply playing a video and selecting Repeat. If you want this then this post will be helpful and will be similar for all brands: How do I put a screensaver on my Samsung TV

What HDR Mean For the Future of Television Technology and Uscenes

After getting used to an HDR television, you will notice that other screens appear washed out when compared. The amalgamation of HDR and 4K technologies on a TV has ensured a dynamic, crisp, and clear picture—and visible improvement from the Full HD.

For a short period, HDR has been on the scene; our viewing experience has been thrilling. And it’s something you should consider—when upgrading your TV.

Uscenes have recently purchased a camera capable of filming professional grade 4K HDR videos. All we have to do now it get out there and get filming. Expect to see the first 4K HD TV wallpaper videos and screensaver videos available in the coming months.