Fox to output all new movies in HDR
May 20, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Hollywood movie studio 20th Century Fox will release all of its new movies in Ultra HD and using High Dynamic Range (HDR) for home entertainment viewing.
HDR delivers a much wider range of density and luminosity in the image. In very simple terms it means whites are whiter and the range of shadows in dark material much more visible. Viewers would instantly notice the clouds in the sky despite bright sunshine, and a much wider range of detail in shadows.
A report in The Hollywood Reporter by Carolyn Giardina says that Fox would be releasing X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Maze Runner, in HDR/UHD. The releases will coincide with the availability of UHD Blu-ray discs.
Fox is already releasing some HDR titles using Samsung’s proprietary S-UHDTV displays. However, it seems Fox will adopt the standards embraced by the Blu-ray Disc Association for future planned releases.