The upcoming Samsung TVs in the QLED model series will have an integrated light sensor that allows video material in the dynamic HDR format HDR10+ to automatically adapt to the ambient brightness. Samsung will present the first TVs with the function called “HDR10+ Adaptive” in January during the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021.
According to Samsung, the new HDR10+ Adaptive feature is compatible with Filmmaker Mode, which the UHD Alliance unveiled during the 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show (IFA). Filmmaker picture mode is designed to reproduce video content as pristine as possible.
Dolby Vision IQ unveiled at CES 2020
However, Samsung’s HDR10+ Adaptive feature is not completely new. Already at the CES 2020, the company Dolby shows for its HDR10+ competitor format Dolby Vision a the comparable feature Dolby Vision IQ. This brightness control feature is also compatible with Filmmaker Mode.
In addition, Panasonic also showed the “Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing” system at CES 2020, which combines HDR10+ with Filmmaker Mode and an image sensor. Moreover, the flagship Panasonic HZ2000 presented at the show allows the function to be used with HDR formats HDR10 and HLG use, as well as Dolby Vision IQ, which is also present.
Universal Pictures expands movie selection
Currently, the selection of movies in HDR10+ is still manageable. However, together with the presentation of the new feature, Samsung has also announced that the Hollywood studio Universal Pictures will release significantly more movies with the dynamic HDR format in the future.