Posts tagged HDR
Display Daily: Media Turmoil and The Future of Displays

Chris Chinnock writing for DisplayDaily and taking some time during to think big about how changing power dynamics in the media are driving new innovation throughout the display ecosystem. He identifies "realism" as a key trend for display technologies.

"I don’t think there is much doubt that the key trend in display technology is going to be realism. That is, many applications will strive to create a visual and auditory experience that will be very close to what we would perceive as real... higher resolution (8K and beyond), wider dynamic range (to 10K nits), a bigger color gamut (BT 2020 and beyond) will all be pushed forward. It’s going to happen. These technologies will not plateau."

Nanosys Quantum Dot technology is a key enabler of improved "realism" with BT.2020 color gamut, high dynamic range and even resolution.

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Nanosys Blog: 2018 World Cup – Watching in 4K HDR makes a difference

The Nanosys dot-color blog takes a look at how 4K HDR broadcast is improving the World Cup viewing experience this year. 

Over the next month, an estimated 3.4 billion (according to GlobalWebIndex) soccer fans will have an opportunity to watch World Cup games in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider palette of colors. This means the experience of watching the games on TV will be much closer to being at the stadium in person.

To get a sense of how impactful the change from HDTV to 4K HDR might be for World Cup soccer, I did a quick survey of the country colors for the 2018 World Cup’s top 10 teams according to CBS Sports’ most recent ranking.

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Vimeo adds Wide Color Gamut video upload capability

As more and more devices and display support HDR, consumers are looking for sources of content that deliver the full HDR experience with wide color gamut and deep contrast. Popular video sharing platform Vimeo has announced that it will be allowing all members to upload HDR videos to the platform and sell those videos through Vimeo On Demand or with a custom subscription-based model. Aside from HDR, Vimeo is also going to support 10-bit video and wide color gamut through the REC. 2020 support.

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Nanosys on Comcast Bay Area's Advanced Broadcast Tech Show

Jeff Yurek, Nanosys Director of Marketing, recently joined Comcast Bay Area's Advanced Broadcast Technology show to give a talk on Quantum Dots and metrology for wide color gamut displays. Why does Wide Color Gamut matter? Jeff analyses a mechanism of Color and the Human Visual System and talks about measuring color for displays. 

The whole episode is now available on YouTube in case you missed it.

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Display Daily: Quantum Dot Display Technology Coming to LCD's Rescue

Sweta Dash from DisplayDaily explains how Quantum Dots are enabling LCDs to match or even out perform competitors by providing higher peak brightness, wider color gamut and better image quality. These are all the crucial requirements for the best UltraHD HDR experience:

"After CCFL-based TV sets reached market maturity and growth slowed down, LED-based LCD TV created a growth cycle by boosting replacement demand. The winning formula was “good enough picture quality” with “competitive price”. It not only changed the TV market, it also spilled over to all other application markets such as monitor, notebook, industrial, medical and others and that strengthened the LCD technology and production base. Quantum dot technology has the same potential to enable LCD to create a growth cycle and drive replacement demand.

TV manufacturers are shifting to higher resolutions to offer better picture quality. But adoption of WCG and HDR with 4K resolutions really helped consumer to see the visual quality differences and experience it. Quantum dot enhanced backlight light in LCD TV takes it to the next level with an even wider range of colors and luminance."

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iTWire: HDR coming to notebooks, monitors and more

Ray Shaw discusses how HDR can help PC and perphieral makers to differenciate their products on iTWire.

"Demand growth of HDR-capable monitors for gaming is especially robust as many games support HDR.... Starting this year, panel makers have additionally introduced solutions for their TV technology into their monitors. For example, higher end monitor panels have incorporated direct backlight with as many as 384 local dimming zones. Panel makers have also used QDEF (Quantum Dot Enhancement Film) to achieve wider colour gamut."

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NVIDIA merges Quantum Dot and HDR to build "Holy Grail" of PC displays

Brad Chacos writing for PC World on NVIDIA's new  G-Synch gaming monitors which feature Nanosys Quantum Dot technology for an awesome, up close HDR gaming experience

Nvidia's first HDR G-Sync monitors are basically the holy grail of PC displays

Nvidia introduced its own HDR G-Sync gaming monitors, and woo boy do they sound badass…the first HDR G-Sync panels shine at a whopping 1,000 nits of brightness, with 384 backlight zones that can be individually controlled to help the brightest colors and deepest blacks coexist side-by-side. That’s because HDR’s core purpose is to greatly expand the dynamic color range of displays; to that effect, these first G-Sync HDR monitors support the HDR-10 standard, along with a DCI-P3 cinema grade (read: swanky and accurate) color gamut bolstered by the addition of a Quantum Dot Enhancement Film.

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InsightMedia looks at Quantum Dots impact on HDR in an extensive, free white paper

Author Chris Chinnock, takes a close look at all the competing technologies that are vying to bring next generation video features like HDR and Wide Color Gamut into your living room. According to him, "quantum dot technology is clearly the front runner for achieving the high color gamuts." 

Head over to their site to download a free copy of this exhaustive 50+ page report for free!

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The Verge: Sharp TVs are coming back to the US with Quantum Dot and HDR

Sharp announced that it's 2016 TV lineup will be headed up by a pair of stunning HDR Quantum Dot TVs using QDEF Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys and 3M. The Verge covered the news at CES:

The new flagship TV, the 70-inch 4K Sharp Aquos N9000 series, features Quantum Dot technology and high dynamic range — both firsts for Sharp — as well as Full-Array local dimming over 192 zones; it will retail for $3,299. There’s also a 65-inch 4K model with a curved screen with an identical spec breakdown that will cost you $2,999.

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TCL Chooses Nanosys Quantum Dots for New Flagship Line of Premium UltraHD HDR Televisions

Las Vegas, NV – January 6, 2016- TCL, one of the top three television makers in the world, chose Nanosys’ QDEF® Quantum Dot technology to bring the ultimate HDR experience to its new flagship Xclusive X1 of premium UltraHD televisions. Nanosys Quantum Dot technology makes High Dynamic Range (HDR) more dynamic by enabling TVs to reproduce pure colors with lifelike brightness using cutting-edge nano-crystal technology. The X1 represents the third generation of Quantum Dot TV products from TCL since 2014.

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Nanosys Technology Enables UHD Alliance Premium Devices to Deliver a Full Ultra High Definition Viewing Experience

Las Vegas, NV – January 5, 2016 – Nanosys Quantum Dot technology, the leading HDR display technology on the market today, will be featured in UHD Alliance (UHDA) ULTRA HD PREMIUM certified devices from top consumer electronics brands at CES 2016. Nanosys Quantum Dot technology makes High Dynamic Range (HDR) more dynamic by enabling TVs to reproduce pure colors with lifelike brightness using cutting-edge nano-crystal technology.

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WSJ: "Finally a TV technology improvement that’s instantly obvious to the naked eye"

The Wall Street Journal looks at TVs using Quantum Dot technology from Nanosys. 

TV’s next leap takes it closer to real life. It’s not 3-D, or more pixels. Instead, new screens can show the highs and lows that color reality: the reflection in an eye that’s 500 times brighter than the pupil next to it, the countless gradations in a head of hair. In many of these sets, the extra colors are made possible by awesomely named quantum dots, which emit more colors on an LCD screen.

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Quantum Dots Enable High Dynamic Range TV

On the show floor at SID 2014, Nanosys' 10-foot-by-10-foot booth won a Best in Show award in the small exhibit category.  Nanosys, which makes the quantum dots used in 3M's quantum-dot enhancement film (QDEF), was showing two TV sets side-by-side: one was a conventional LCD TV; the second incorporated both QDEF and Dolby's HDR technology, and the image was compelling. But what does QDEF have to do with HDR?

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