Convert UHD HDR source to SDR BD?

Discussion in 'CloneBD' started by DJHallo, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. DJHallo

    DJHallo Well-Known Member

    Convert UHD HDR source to SDR BD:
    If you have a UHD and convert it like that will the quality be higher then the Original 2D Blu-Ray Disc?
    Or is the Original 2D Blu-Ray Disc higher in quality.
    Also if the quality is higher where can I change this into the settings to convert it as a SDR BD?
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    That is a very complicated question. There's no "one size fits all" answer, unfortunately. It all has to do with how the disc was mastered and how they did the blu-ray transfer. Most blu-ray transfers come from the 4k (or sometimes 2k) masters so they're usually pretty good. Converting HDR to SDR is somewhat of a black art. LOL So the answer is, on some discs, it might be better quality than the blu-ray. On other discs it will be noticeably worse.
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