How to Calibrate Built-in Display for HDR Video in Windows 10


You will be able to play streaming high dynamic range (HDR) video when your Windows 10 version 1803 or later device has a built-in display able to play HDR video.

You can only calibrate built-in displays with this feature. You wonít be able to use it to calibrate external displays.

You can calibrate your built-in video display for HDR content to get the video quality and look you want when youíre watching streaming HDR video. By calibrating your display, you can set the balance between the details in the bright parts of a scene and the details in the dark parts of it. For example, the bright parts of a scene might include things like sunshine, fire, and light reflections. The dark parts of a scene could include shadows or dimly-lit rooms.

This tutorial will show you how to calibrate your built-in display for HDR video in Windows 10.



Here's How:

1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2 Click/tap on Display on the left side, and click/tap on the Windows HD Color settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 If you have more than one display connected, select the built-in display (ex: "Display 1") for your device. (see screenshot below step 5)

Make sure the Settings window is open on the built-in display you want to calibrate and not on any other display.


4 Turn on Stream HDR video for this built-in display. (see screenshot below step 5)

5 Click/tap on the Change calibration settings link. (see screenshot below)

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6 Hover the pointer over the sample video, and click/tap on the Full screen icon. (see screenshots below)

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7 On the Calibrate your display screen, drag the slider at the bottom to the left or right. When youíre happy with the results, click/tap on the Exit full screen icon in the bottom-right corner. (see screenshot below)

When calibrating your display, the goal is to get a good balance between details in darker parts of a scene (in this case, the windows in the buildings on the left) and brighter parts of it (here, the snow at the top of the mountain).

To add more details to the snow on the mountain, drag the slider to the right.

To add more details to the buildings, drag the slider to the left.

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8 Watch streaming HDR video in a supported video app and look at the video quality.

9 If youíre not happy with how the video looks, go back to step 6 and calibrate your display again.

If bright scenes in the video were washed out, drag the slider to the right.

If dark scenes in the video didnít have a lot of detail, drag the slider to the left.


10 If you want to go back to the default HDR video calibration settings, click/tap on the Reset calibration button. (see screenshot below)

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11 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn