Red Dead Redemption 2 - HDR Settings

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cover

This game does not seem to use the PS4/PS5 HDR system calibration settings. Before adjusting, make sure you have set the TV settings correctly.

Red Dead Redemption 2 HDR Calibrations

HDR Calibration settings section has several options:
  • HDR Style - set the option to Game mode. In Cinematic mode, the game has a limited peak brightness, which may cause the game to look dim.
  • Peak Brightness - set the value by finding the HDR peak brightness value of your TV on the website RTINGS.COM (10% HDR peak brightness).
  • Paper White - affects image exposure. Increase the Paper White value until the brightness of the sun in the sky test image increases. If the brightness has stopped increasing, the sky turns into a solid glow and you don't see any clouds details in the sky - the value is too high. Details in the shadows should also be clearly visible, but not lose the depth of black. It is recommended to start regulation from 200-300.
Red Dead Redemption 2 paper white settings


To understand how this parameter affects the image, see the image below.

Red Dead Redemption 2 paper white values

If your TV is always does tone mapping and it can't be turned off, fine tuning peak brightness is pointless. Set the Peak Brightness to a few thousand nits and adjust Paper White to an acceptable value.

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