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20th Century Fox's home video releases to support 4K & HDR

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NEW DELHI: Going one up on the Blu-Ray format, 20th Century Fox is now gearing up to master all of its future movies in Ultra HD (UHD) and high dynamic range (HDR) for home entertainment, which is in compliance with the UHD Alliance's HDR specification.

The move comes even as the number of 4K televisions is on the rise globally. Some of the movies that the studio will release in the format are X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Maze Runner.

According to a report on The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is already releasing some HDR titles using Samsung’s proprietary S-UHDTV displays. However, it seems Fox will adopt the standards embraced by the Blu-ray Disc Association for future planned releases.

HDR delivers a much wider range of density and luminosity in the image. In very simple terms it means whites are whiter and the range of shadows in dark material much more visible. Viewers would instantly notice the clouds in the sky despite bright sunshine, and a much wider range of detail in shadows.

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