Recently received a vero 4k to use with a Sony VPL-VW285ES. To test out 4k and hdr I had the Vero connected directly to the PJ. I was using batman begins as my SDR vs HDR and I was a bit surprised and disappointed the SDR looked better. (SDR came in as 709). The SDR version had better detail in the shadows and highlights, and better color saturation. This is easily seen in the first 2 mins:
-when Bruce and Rachel are playing the garden/green house. The flowers have much more color, the shadows of the bushes have much more detail.
-When they cut to Rachel running up the steps to Wayne manor, the details in the highlights where the top of the house meets the overcast sky are better in the SDR, the SDR has much more tonal variety. The HDR is a weird mix of flat through the mid range, crushed blacks, and shallow highlights.
and again at 11-ish mins
- when Bruce’s dad is carrying Bruce in with Alfred. When it cuts to them walking at the camera inside, their coats have nice detail in the SDR. in the HDR they are mostly black silhouettes.
-When Bruce is fighting the other prisoners, they’re prison garb / solder uniforms have more color to them whereas the HDR its all muted drab.
I did some searching on the forums and used the 444,10bit echo change, validated the PJ was indeed seeing 2020/10bit. HDMI set to enhanced, HDMI range at auto (sensed to limited). I also realized, I’m not sure what I should be expecting, I’ve never knowingly seen an HDR image, especially with the real SDR version to compare against and not some simulate demo.
Before I start troubleshooting too deeply I first wanted to ask if anyone had a good movie to use to showcase HDR vs its SDR variant. I pulled some HDR samples (life of pi, nyc, exodus) off of 4kmedia/hdrsamples.com) but would like to find something easier to A/B with.
Would love to hear some recommendations.