This looks like good news for those seeking more than just a resolution bump with 4K as, according to the Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has decided to release all of its new movies in Ultra HD (4K) using High Dynamic Range (HDR).
Also, according to the Reporter, Fox intends to make HDR UHD versions of some recent releases, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Maze Runner.
High dynamic range is seen by many within Hollywood as the key enhancement that will create a really tangible difference for viewers, coming from Full HD, over a simple increase in resolution.
The BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association) also confirmed HDR as part of the new spec for Ultra HD Blu-ray, last week, and the recently formed UHD Alliance is also keen to push through its own spec for HDR .
Speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, last month, UHD Alliance president Hanno Basse (Chief Technology Officer at Fox) said: "We want to have a first version later this year to coincide with the Blu-Ray Disc Association."
Fox will follow the guidelines once they are completed but, for now, they will create masters in Ultra HD with HDR, using a non-proprietary HDR spec, based on the Alliance’s current direction.
The new, new 3D? Let’s hope not!
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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