Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 2 months ago

If Dolby Vision is in 12-bit, but Dolby Vision TVs are still only in 10-bit, then how is it any different from standard HDR10?

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago

    HDR10 and Dolby Vision are vastly different from each other. I’ll explain it the best way without getting too technical.

    The most important reason Dolby Vision is better is the way it handles the content. HDR10 is the basic format, and looks at the movie as a whole and picks the peak brightness, color and contrast.  

    Dolby Vision on the other hand goes frame by frame to adjust as needed. That means in the scene that has a quick bright explosion, instead of discarding the information and the scene either being to bright or too dark, Dolby Vision can display the scene properly.

    HDR10 is also at best mastered at 1000 nits of brightness. Dolby Vision content can be mastered for 10,000 nits peak brightness but at the moment, no display can support this, so most studios master their content to around 4,000 nits. 

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