VIDEO | PS4 Monday, June 26, 2017 | 10:20 AM

PS4 Pro 4K HDR videos

PS4 Pro 4K HDR videos

Many people asked us to do more HDR video after the surprisingly positive reception of our Forza 7 ones a few days ago. Needless we don't have anymore HDR footage from upcoming games, but we have a lot of amazing looking PS4 Pro title to show off. I don't think many people will be surprised by the fact that we start with the still incredibly amazing looking Horizon: Zero Dawn, and these two videos showing a sunset, and a very high contract Cauldron sequence (slight spoilers in that one).
Update 6: After inFamous: Second Son, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Ratchet & Clank, WipEout Omega Collection, The Last of Us, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands and now a third video of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.


As usual now, these videos will only work as they should on a HDR screen. Simply copy the file(s) to a USB media and plug it into your TV or Xbox One S. You can also use a Chromecast Ultra or a Samsung TV to watch the video on our Youtube channel, but the quality won't be as good.

It's also important to mention that these videos are still very much experimental for us, and we are still learning and changing the way we encode them, so expect us to fail too!

Sunset (HDR only)
Download: MP4
Cauldron Zeta (HDR only)
Download: MP4
Infamous Second Son (HDR only)
Download: MP4
Uncharted - Rain (HDR only)
Download: MP4
Ratchet & Clank (HDR Only)
Download: MP4
Wipeout (HDR Only)
Download: MP4
Wipeout #2 (HDR Only)
Download: MP4
Uncharted - Libertalia (HDR only)
Download: MP4
The last of us (HDR only)
Download: MP4
GR Wildlands Night (HDR only)
Download: MP4
Deus EX - Prague (HDR Only)
Download: MP4
DE - Prague #2 (HDR only)
Download: MP4
DE - Golem (HDR only)
Download: MP4

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Commented on 2017-06-21 15:14:44
Thanks for the videos

The colors look mostly as intended on non-HDR 4K screens too, if your player can properly handle the HDR->nonHDR transformation, like for example mpv:

>mpv --hdr-tone-mapping=clip horizon_hdr_1.mp4
Commented on 2017-06-21 18:38:43
Im guessing you guys are using the Shogun Inferno for these?
Commented on 2017-06-21 18:42:54 In reply to RedLantern
Posted by RedLantern
Im guessing you guys are using the Shogun Inferno for these?
Yes we are.
Commented on 2017-06-21 19:07:00 In reply to Driftwood
Ive seen some reviews and its a great device, shame its so godamn expensive lol
Commented on 2017-06-21 19:52:12
The Infamous video looks a bit dark. Like shadow detail is being killed a bit. I didn't know Second Son received Pro upgrades. I thought only First Light did. I'll have to re download Second Son to my Pro and compare to the video here.
Commented on 2017-06-21 20:01:31 In reply to AMDman18
Posted by AMDman18
The Infamous video looks a bit dark. Like shadow detail is being killed a bit. I didn't know Second Son received Pro upgrades. I thought only First Light did. I'll have to re download Second Son to my Pro and compare to the video here.
Yeah it looks dark for me too.
Commented on 2017-06-21 20:42:58
Thanks guys for all your hard work. I have been coming here as my primary destination for new games media for forever now and you never disappoint.
Commented on 2017-06-21 20:51:32 In reply to INDIGO
Posted by INDIGO
Thanks guys for all your hard work. I have been coming here as my primary destination for new games media for forever now and you never disappoint.
5000 days for a non French speaking visitor certain warrants respect :)
Commented on 2017-06-21 21:53:02 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
5000 days for a non French speaking visitor certain warrants respect :)
That's extremely offensive and discriminatory to non French speaking visitors without 5000 days as it does not warrant respect. :P
Commented on 2017-06-21 22:16:16 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Yeah it looks dark for me too.
I just downloaded the game on my Pro and it just is dark I guess. I don't remember the game being that dark when I played it on whatever TV I had at the time I first played it. Either a Panasonic or Samsung plasma. But yeah, HDR on my X930E it definitely looks dark.
Commented on 2017-06-22 01:02:09
It's probably best to use HDR Standard when played from a USB stick in a video app on the TV? 65B6 in this case.
Commented on 2017-06-22 14:32:34
Do you guys have a xbox one s? Any chance for some forza horizon 3 hdr movies?
Commented on 2017-06-22 14:38:55 In reply to kellemann
I sadly don't and the Shogun is with me at the moment.
Commented on 2017-06-22 16:18:21
I can't watch these but I am seeding them for bandwidth conservation! :)
Commented on 2017-06-22 16:57:19
I don't understand HDR everyone says it makes colours pop but on 3 TVs I've tried HDR it just seems to darken everything and nothing is popping.
Commented on 2017-06-22 17:09:25 In reply to masteratt
Posted by masteratt
I don't understand HDR everyone says it makes colours pop but on 3 TVs I've tried HDR it just seems to darken everything and nothing is popping.
Are the TVs you've tried HDR capable? If you're trying to play these on standard non-HDR TVs you're going to get weird results.
Commented on 2017-06-22 17:21:25 In reply to masteratt
Posted by masteratt
I don't understand HDR everyone says it makes colours pop but on 3 TVs I've tried HDR it just seems to darken everything and nothing is popping.
You also need to be aware that HDR needs calibration on most TVs, specially for games. If you check NeoGAF, Reddit and Google, you will see that for games, many need to be calibrated on a case-by-case basis. Though it's easier to manage with multiple profiles.

Games in HDR are still in its infancy and results will vary from game to game, just like other technical aspects like AA, DoF, etc. Try reading some guides on HDR calibration and then changing settings till you find a result you like.

PS. I found this site with many videos in 4K, HDR, 10 Bit, 3D, etc. in a NeoGAF thread. It's a cool idea to use them to test TVs, and to calibrate TV settings. Just download them to a USB and test different settings.

Demo UHD-3D - Ultra-HD / 4K / HDR / 3D:
http://demo-uhd3d.com/categorie.php?cat=demouhd
Commented on 2017-06-22 18:08:12 In reply to AMDman18
Posted by AMDman18
Are the TVs you've tried HDR capable? If you're trying to play these on standard non-HDR TVs you're going to get weird results.
They are, I even get a little HDR logo in the info but when these games launch and PS4 settings say my TV HDR is 2k/4k supported.
Posted by Sdarts
You also need to be aware that HDR needs calibration on most TVs, specially for games. If you check NeoGAF, Reddit and Google, you will see that for games, many need to be calibrated on a case-by-case basis. Though it's easier to manage with multiple profiles.

Games in HDR are still in its infancy and results will vary from game to game, just like other technical aspects like AA, DoF, etc. Try reading some guides on HDR calibration and then changing settings till you find a result you like.

PS. I found this site with many videos in 4K, HDR, 10 Bit, 3D, etc. in a NeoGAF thread. It's a cool idea to use them to test TVs, and to calibrate TV settings. Just download them to a USB and test different settings.

Demo UHD-3D - Ultra-HD / 4K / HDR / 3D:
http://demo-uhd3d.com/categorie.php?cat=demouhd
Yes I always try to tinker with settings when HDR enabled game launches but nothing ever looks as good as my default settings to be honest. It just feels like it turns down brightness without popping anything out, like the opacity went down or something. Maybe it's more "natural" that way but unfortunately I haven't got HDR ever to look in a way that makes me think "oooh, that looks way better with HDR".

I will try those demos later this evening, thank you.
Commented on 2017-06-22 19:55:00 In reply to Driftwood
Thank you for these :)! I was wondering if you guys could also add Rise of the Tomb Raider HDR clips too :)
Commented on 2017-06-22 20:13:23 In reply to ddarko
Posted by ddarko
Thank you for these :)! I was wondering if you guys could also add Rise of the Tomb Raider HDR clips too :)
Unfortunately, I gave Rise of the TR and several other games that are HDR compatible to some guys of the team. Sorry about that. What we can still do is prepare footage for the following games: The Witness, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Last of Us, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Nex Machina and I think that's all we have left. Considering each encoding lasts about 6 hours, I let you imagine how long it's going to take. The capture PC has been working for days and it's really hot here. :x
Commented on 2017-06-22 20:23:49 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Considering each encoding lasts about 6 hours, I let you imagine how long it's going to take. The capture PC has been working for days and it's really hot here. :x
What are you doing?! Haven't you learned anything?! Just put some big ice pillars in the same room as the PC and let it rip. Or better yet, put the PC in a frozen room. Problem solved!

http://static6.uk.businessinsider.com/image/584a84...
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03190/...
Commented on 2017-06-22 23:54:15 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Unfortunately, I gave Rise of the TR and several other games that are HDR compatible to some guys of the team. Sorry about that. What we can still do is prepare footage for the following games: The Witness, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Last of Us, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Nex Machina and I think that's all we have left. Considering each encoding lasts about 6 hours, I let you imagine how long it's going to take. The capture PC has been working for days and it's really hot here. :x
Well I'll tell ya I for one really appreciate that y'all are doing this. I have no idea what the percentage of users is here who actually own an HDR display, but for those of us that do, this is very welcome. Looking forward to your Nex Machina vids. No HDR support on PC means a PS4 purchase will most likely be in order unless the game has serious performance issues or something on the Pro.
Commented on 2017-06-23 00:15:54 In reply to Driftwood
No worries at all Drift :)!! What you guys are doing is more than enough and I am very grateful that you are doing it! :)
Commented on 2017-06-23 04:03:33
Very good work Gamresyde, you guys are doing Lord's work for the uninitiated :). Hope 4k/HDR gets widespread more so all games from here and out would support it.
Commented on 2017-06-24 09:23:02
Thanks a ton for this!

Works really well on my (cheap?) 450euro LG-49UH603V
in Denmark.
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