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 being able 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 spoke about how major players have overlooked “YouTubers and PC Users” in their support for HDR video creators. YouTube’s decision may be the first step towards producing a much easier and stress-free HDR-compatible stream than it was a few months ago.