A new guide is here

A new guide is here

Have you ever come across the situation where an HDR film looks bland and washed out on a non-HDR display? The reason is quite simple: Incompatible colour spaces. Fortunately there are methods on how to solve this. Check out a new guide I’ve written, which will allow you to understand what exactly causes the problem and how to use a program called FFmpeg to correctly convert your source to be viewed on any display without any apparent loss of quality.

Converting HDR to SDR with FFmpeg

3 thoughts on “A new guide is here

  1. Hi, I really enjoyed your article on HDR to SDR conversion, well written and simple to follow. Appologies for commenting here, but there was no comment section in the actual article.

    You mention at one point that you should use a desaturation filter to move the clipped colours back into gamut, but you’ve set it to 0 (desat=0) and according to the ffmpeg docs (https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html) 0 disables the filter. I tried setting the value to 2, the default and this gave good results.

  2. Hey, wonderful guide regarding how to convert HDR to SDR. I’m interested in how to re-encode to SDR especially for remote streaming via Emby or Plex server. What program do you use to do this with? You posted the command… where do I put this command in?

  3. HDR to SDR conversion works on most content but not all (e.g. The Matrix: any tonemap setting will clip to black some range). Let me know if you are able to find alternate settings that fix it.

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