YouTube has today announced it’s adding the ability to broadcast live streams in High Dynamic Range (HDR), which will enable a better quality of the live video. The streaming service says anyone with existing hardware that supports the standard can start streaming HDRified footage immediately.
It’s also a major improvement in the eyes of Twitch, which still does not support the standard, despite the ability to do so on both Sony and Microsoft’s current and next-generation consoles.
Making HDR video, in general, can still be something of a pain, even despite the widespread support for the standard on paper. Meanwhile, the major players have neglected “YouTubers and PC users” in their support for HDR video creators.
Maybe, and just maybe, YouTube action in this line will be the first step towards making the production of an HDR-supported stream a lot easier and stress-free than it was even a few months ago.