VESA's Video Electronics Standardization Association has officially unveiled the new DisplayHDR 1400 standard, designed specifically for next-generation professional displays. Moreover, at least one monitor presented at IFA 2019 already meets these requirements.
The updated DisplayHDR 1.1 specification includes more stringent performance requirements (for example, for brightness and color gamut), as well as new test requests, including active dimming, which can reflect the latest advances in HDR technology. Manufacturers can start certification on DisplayHDR 1.1 now, but VESA will allow certification of products according to the old DisplayHDR 1.0 until the end of May 2020.
Much more interesting is the situation with the new, stricter standard for the highest class of super-bright monitors - DisplayHDR 1400. It, again, is intended for professional content creators and requires a dynamic contrast ratio that is 3.5 times greater than that of DisplayHDR 1000. Also for compliance, the new VESA standard needs to increase image brightness by 40% and reduce black levels by 2.5 times.
The first pre-certified monitor in full compliance with the new DisplayHDR 1400 specification was the ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCG, presented at IFA 2019. It received a 32-inch panel with 4K resolution, a maximum brightness of 1600 cd / m², a contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1 and an adjustable refresh rate from 48 to 120 Hz.