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Fox Teams With Samsung & Panasonic On Standard To Improve Ultra HD TV Images

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Deadline reports: “This may sound a little geeky, but could become important as television sets offer visually rich High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. Fox says today that it’s teaming with Panasonic and Samsung Electronics to create what they call ‘an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform,’ tentatively called HDR10+. Translation: They want the industry to have a common communications standard that would enable ultra-HD TVs, Blu-ray disc players, and set top boxes to dynamically adjust the brightness, color and contrast of a movie or show scene-by-scene — not just once for the entire production. The process is known as tone-mapping.”

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