b<>com [SDR-HDR Converter]

System Diagram

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10

Altera: Intellectual Property: Accelerator Function; Segment: Video


The b<>com [SDR-to-HDR] provides a powerful way to convert SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content into an HDR (High Dynamic Range) format.The algorithm intelligently exploits high dynamic range of the target display while carefully preserving the artistic intent of the source SDR videoUse cases can be as example the conversion of legacy video content to HDR, the mix of SDR and HDR live sources or the up-conversion of legacy channel to HDR.It converts any SDR content (without the need for input metadata), from legacy or UHD Phase 1 (BT.709 or BT.2020) format, into a BT.2100 (PQ/Perceptual Quantizer or HLG/Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR version.


  • Easier way to adopt HDR at production and distribution stages
  • True to the original artistic intent
  • Dynamic / Adaptive frame-by-frame processing
  • 10 bit input/output, 4:4:4, RGB
  • Max resolution UHD@60Hz

Validated for use with

Quartus Prime Pro Version 17.0
Acceleration Stack version 1.0 Alpha
Xeon + FPGA Platforms supported Intel® Programmable Accelerator Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA
Device Family Arria 10
Cloud Deployments OVH - Accelize

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