HDRÂ content offers better brightness and color capabilities compared to traditional content (sometimes called standard dynamic range [SDR] content). Traditional content typically shows details in a bright part of a scene or a darker part of a scene but not in both parts at the same time. For example, if the shot focuses on a bright window in the scene, details in the shadow are lost.
Whereas HDR can show a wider range of colors and light and more details in between the extremes. Colors are more vivid and unique in HDR content. Additionally, bright parts of a scene are brighter while dark parts can be darker, and you donâ€™t lose any details.
You might need to adjust the relative brightness of SDR and HDR content for yourÂ HDR-capableÂ display. This is because a display interprets an HDR and SDR signal differently, and the results will vary by make and model.
When you change theÂ SDR content brightnessÂ setting for an external HDR display orÂ HDR content brightnessÂ setting for a built-in HDR display, the effect it has on SDR content depends on whether itâ€™s an external or built-in HDR-capable display:
For built-in HDR displays, such as on HDR-capable laptops, both the brightness setting andÂ HDR content brightnessÂ setting will affect the appearance of HDR content.
This tutorial will show you how to adjust theÂ SDR content brightnessÂ orÂ HDR content brightnessÂ for your account in Windows 11.
With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), youâ€™ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.
If you have a laptop with an HDR-capable built-in display, there are additional power-related settings for HDR because these displays use more power than non-HDR displays.
Many HDR displays today are designed primarily for watching movies and videos in HDR mode. As a result, you might need to do some things to get the best results when using your HDR display in Windows 10.
You might need to adjust the relative brightness of SDR and HDR content for your HDR-capable display. This is because a display interprets an HDR and SDR signal differently, and the results will vary by make and model.
This tutorial will show you how to adjust the brightness balance level between high dynamic range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR) content for a built-in HDR display in Windows 10.