TestUFO 2.0 Display Motion Test Gaining HDR Support, Public Beta Launch on January 18th, 2024

CES 2024 Press Release

[Toronto / Hamilton, Ontario, Canada — January 10, 2024]

[Corrected — January 14, 2024]

TestUFO is a display motion testing website, invented by Blur Busters, that is now popular for testing high refresh rate monitors. Many manufacturers, display reviewers, educators, content creators, and users use TestUFO to test displays or demonstrate behaviours of screen technologies.

A new version, TestUFO 2.0 HDR, is launching on January 18th, 2024 as a public beta.

This version includes support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG). HDR enhances brightness levels for highlights in games and videos, such as neon lights, flames, and sun reflections, while WCG offers redder reds, greener greens, and bluer blues.

High refresh rate displays traditionally had limitations to their color quality, especially early TN LCD panels. This is no longer the case, with a significant increase in picture quality and the convergence of high refresh rate and HDR.

Motion performance behaviour varies between different colors, and TestUFO 2.0 has additional new tests including local dimming and color ghosting tests. The software is currently undergoing private beta testing and is being used by some exhibitors at CES 2024.

TestUFO is used by hundreds of content creators who test displays, totaling hundreds of millions of subscribers. The motion blur photographs featuring the trademarked UFO graphic, are found in many YouTube channels, blogs, display testing websites, and other content published by display reviewers. Educators also use TestUFO to teach various attributes of display and vision science, and end users use it to demonstrate their gaming monitors.

Many new gaming displays announced at CES 2024 now support both HDR and WCG, including 240 Hz, 360 Hz, and 480 Hz OLEDs. Additionally, many mainstream Apple displays now support 120 Hz, including several MacBook Pros.

With TestUFO’s popularity among high refresh rate users and vendors, there was a need for motion testing with HDR. For the addition of HDR to TestUFO, LG Display Co Ltd partnered with Blur Busters.

In addition, we worked with some software developers of the Chromium browser engine to solve several long-standing issues with HDR support in the Chromium browser engine, used in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, and other web browsers. Currently, Chromium-based web browsers are the first to support Javascript-powered HDR animations, enabled by an experimental browser flag setting.

TestUFO includes more than 30 tests and demos, each with individually configurable test settings. Many new features were added including Dark Mode, Kiosk Mode, and other major UX improvements.

The world’s first web based HDR display motion testing website is launching on January 18th, 2024.

Press Images:

Launch screen of TestUFO 2.0 HDR

True HDR support, with HDR color picker, with brighter than SDR white shown.

Custom settings screen in TestUFO 2.0 HDR

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TestUFO 2.0 HDR About screen, with credits