System Calibrate Built-in Display for HDR Video in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to calibrate the built-in display for HDR video for your account in Windows 11.

HDR content offers better brightness and color capabilities compared to traditional content (sometimes called standard dynamic range [SDR] content). Traditional content typically shows details in a bright part of a scene or a darker part of a scene but not in both parts at the same time. For example, if the shot focuses on a bright window in the scene, details in the shadow are lost.

Whereas HDR can show a wider range of colors and light and more details in between the extremes. Colors are more vivid and unique in HDR content. Additionally, bright parts of a scene are brighter while dark parts can be darker, and you don’t lose any details.

You can calibrate your built-in HDR display to get the video quality and look you want when you’re 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.

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Contents

  • Option One: Calibrate Built-in Display for HDR Video
  • Option Two: Restore Default Calibration Settings for Built-in Display




Option One

Calibrate Built-in Display for HDR Video


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on HDR or Use HDR on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the built-in HDR display in the Select a display to view or change its settings drop menu. (see screenshot below)

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5 If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, move the Settings window to the built-in HDR display you want to calibrate.

6 Turn on HDR video streaming if not already supported.

7 Under Display calibration for HDR video, click/tap on the Calibrate button. (see screenshot below)

The Display calibration for HDR video setting is only available while Use HDR is turned off.


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8 On the Calibrate your display screen, drag the slider at the bottom to the left or right to adjust. (see screenshot below step 9)

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.


9 When you're done calibrating, click/tap on the Exit full screen icon at the bottom-right corner. (see screenshot below)

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10 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Restore Default Calibration Settings for Built-in Display


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on HDR or Use HDR on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the built-in HDR display in the Select a display to view or change its settings drop menu. (see screenshot below)

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5 Under Display calibration for HDR video, click/tap on the Restore default button. (see screenshot below)

The Display calibration for HDR video setting is only available while Use HDR is turned off.


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6 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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