Today, Youtube adds the ability to broadcast live streams in High dynamic range (HDR), allowing better quality of live video. The platform says anyone with existing hardware that supports the standard can start streaming HDRified images right away. This is also a big deal in the eyes of Twitch, which still does not support the standard, despite the ability to do so on current and next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
Making HDR video in general can still be a bit of a pain, even despite widespread support for the standard on paper. In one long report this summerEngadget’s Steve Dent explained how major players have overlooked “YouTubers and PC users” in their support for HDR video creators. Perhaps YouTube’s decision is the first step in making producing an HDR-compatible stream much easier and stress-free than it was just a few months ago.