Night Vision Gaming OSD App question

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I have an Optix-MAG274QRF monitor. On the official product webpage it lists "Night Vision – Smart black tuner to brighten your day by bringing out the fine details in dark areas."
I have seen a video showcasing where this option should be within the Gaming OSD 2.0 App but it is not there when I open the program. What's weird though is when I click on the 'Macro Key' tab and under 'Corresponding Function' one of the listed options is 'Switch to Night Vision Mode' with a submenu for 'Off/Normal/Strong/Strongest/A.I.' options. Seemingly, I should be able to use the macro button on bottom left of the monitor then right? Do I need to update with firmware or something to get it to show up in the app? Do i have to turn off adaptive sync/HDR/or some other thing? Or is this only for the QRF-QD (Quantom Dot) model monitors?
 
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Hi,
It will show "Night Vision" feature in Gaming OSD APP as attachment on MAG274QRF monitor, and please check if you install the latest version v 0.0.2.57.
 

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Hi,
It will show "Night Vision" feature in Gaming OSD APP as attachment on MAG274QRF monitor, and please check if you install the latest version v 0.0.2.57.
I will check on the version when I get home in the morning but I'm guessing it's the most up to date version seeing as how I only downloaded and installed it for the first time yesterday.

Sometimes when I would switch between user, fps, racing, rpg, etc on the Gaming OSD app I would see the night vision flicker in for a millisecond. I know where it's suppose to be located from watching that video trailer.

Here's what it looked like i had taken one screen grab to show my friend who was trying to help me. But I will check for sure in a few hours on that version.
 

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So IDK what I should do next?

Contact tech support? EDIT: can't even do that because I do not have the receipt invoice to upload so I cannot register the serial number.
 
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Now it went away again after messing with some settings since the firmware update it changed some stuff and had more options to test out.

This OSD app is pretty buggy. Why is it disappearing?

I'll try to update firmware again with same .BIN
 

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It seems to you activate HDR feature from Windows 10 OS, and Optix MAG274QRF monitor is supported HDR Ready.
If you activate HDR Ready, the "Night Vision" or some items will be grayed out. Like "Anit Motion Blur" feature as showed in manual, and you can test it again.
 

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It seems to you activate HDR feature from Windows 10 OS, and Optix MAG274QRF monitor is supported HDR Ready.
If you activate HDR Ready, the "Night Vision" or some items will be grayed out. Like "Anit Motion Blur" feature as showed in manual, and you can test it again.
So I can't have HDR on and use Night Vision (or some other features)?
 

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FlyingMog was right.

I turned HDR off in Display Settings of Windows 10 and voilà! there Night Vision was back and working within the OSD.

It's sad because I wanted to keep using HDR. I know some people don't game with HDR on but having good HDR is one reason I upgraded and bought these nice 1440p monitors and upgraded from old technology 1080p 60hz displays through HDMI input.

It's weird to me that a feature like Night Vision which i say falls on the visual side of features requires non-HDR which is entirely about having better visual experience.
HDR is offering a greater range of luminosity in the contrast or color range between the lightest and darkest tones in an image.
Night Vision — in A.I. mode — is offering lesser range of brightness by brightening the dark spots without brightening the light spots. It can amplify the details in the dark area of the screen, as opposed to brutally brightening the whole screen and cause some areas to overexpose. In A.I. mode though it not only brightens up the dark areas if it thinks it provides a better visual, it might also darkening certain places to add more contrast in the image and create an overall comfortable and pleasing image.

I guess it's meant to give you a edge in what you can see in visually challenging dark scenes where HDR is all about the visual aesthetics if that scene was suppose to be dark it'll look dark.

Guess I have to decide do I want accurate depiction of darkness for visual/realism sake or do I want to game the system and be able to see in the darkness and function but the game might not look as nice as it would in HDR.
 
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