HDR video is mastered with a MaxFALL and a MaxCLL.
Both panels and HDR content can be limited with peak brightness.
You need to know how to properly playback HDR video without crushing whites or color.
In our site you will be able to download different PQ HDR standards.
1000/2000 or 4000 nits.
The 4000 nit masters will be the less due to the ultra high quality source needed.
Most will be around the 2000 nits which is pretty good for current TV’s tonemapping capabilities.
PQ HDR 4000 MASTERS
To properly watch 4000 nits PQ HDR video without clipping/crushing whites and color you need a modern TV set with advanced tonemapping capabilities.
This is only available for high-end TV sets, where custom tonemapping profiles are added to the software.
What if you own an older or mid-range HDR TV?
You can still watch this version by using Windows 11, and probably Windows 10 as well.
Recently, Microsoft added an advanced tonemapping feature to the Windows HDR Mode.
To make it work, just turn on Windows HDR first, then playback the video with any player that supports HDR, e.g. MadVR/VLC or even the Windows Media Player.
Now the picture will be auto-tonemapped into your panel specs.
This way you won’t notice clipping or crushed colors.
PQ HDR 2000 MASTERS
The 2000 nits PQ HDR masters are going to properly output in most mid-high range HDR TV’s of the market.
Though there may be exceptions.
The whites/super-whites are toned down to avoid clipping.
The tonemapping done by your TV is going to also output proper clean color.