As much as some folks like to castigate Apple for lagging behind its Android counterparts, there have been many occasions where the iPhone has broken new ground and gotten well ahead of the curve. One of the best recent examples of this is a new iPhone 12 feature introduced last year that’s so ahead of its time that the rest of the internet is still catching up.
We’re referring to Apple’s Dolby Vision 4K HDR recording, which was not only a first for any smartphone, but a first for any camera — period.
In other words, Apple added a feature to its entire iPhone 12 lineup last year that has quite literally never been done before by anybody.
Even professional studio-quality cameras that cost tens of thousands of dollars can’t natively encode a video in Dolby Vision HDR.
Instead, videographers and producers needed to rely on expensive mirrorless cameras capable of 10-bit video recording and then put the resulting footage through a complex post-production process of “grading” HDR footage on a professional workstation with an expensive HDR “reference” monitor.
Thanks to the incredible amount of computing power packed into Apple’s A14 chip, the iPhone 12 can actually capture and process the camera’s sensor data and add on the Dolby Vision metadata in real-time, while it’s recording the video footage.
Sharing Your Dolby Vision Creations
So, considering that until last year, it was basically impossible for an average user to create Dolby Vision HDR videos, it’s probably no surprise that there was little anybody could actually do with these videos, especially in terms of online sharing.
Sure, you could send them to your iPhone 12-toting friends to view, but you couldn’t even stream them to your TV — at least not until Apple released the 2021 Apple TV 4K last spring.
Needless to say, however, sharing them online was a complete non-starter, but it looks like that’s finally about to change, thanks to a new partnership between Apple, Dolby, and online video streaming service Vimeo.
In contrast to YouTube, Vimeo has always leaned more sharply toward providing a creative space for professional videographers to show off their work, so it makes sense that it would be the first to embrace Apple’s Dolby Vision HDR vision.
In fact, Vimeo has already supported HDR since late 2017, although as we noted earlier, that was only geared toward members who mastered their own HDR footage on an advanced studio workstation. Even back then, however, Vimeo was quick to embrace Apple technology, noting support for watching these videos on the iPhone X and Apple TV 4K, which had been released only weeks earlier.
This month, however, Vimeo is taking that a giant step further, with support for Dolby Vision — the advanced flavour of HDR that can be automatically generated by the iPhone 12.
Vimeo outlines the details in a recent announcement, but in short, you can now take any of the Dolby Vision HDR videos that you’ve recorded on your iPhone 12 and upload them directly to Vimeo, without the need for any intermediate steps.
Users with an iPhone 12 can record and edit Dolby Vision content using just the phone in their pocket — which means it’s never been easier to capture and share best-in-class video.Vimeo
Of course, Vimeo explains that you can edit your footage on your Mac as well, using an app such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro.
Unfortunately, the only catch is that not everyone will be able to see your masterpieces with the full Dolby Vision HDR experience, at least not right away. For now, Vimeo notes, viewers must be watching on a compatible Apple device, which includes an iPhone 8 or later, a second-generation iPad Pro or later, an Apple TV 4K connected to a Dolby Vision capable TV set, or a compatible Mac (which basically translates to a 2018 or later MacBook or Mac mini, or a 2020 or later iMac).
- Vimeo will display a badge on Dolby Vision videos to highlight the HDR content, and will automatically play in HDR on any of the supported Apple devices above.
- Unfortunately, it looks like other Dolby Vision streaming devices and Windows PCs are being left out for now, and Vimeo hasn’t said when it plans to expand support beyond the Apple ecosystem.
- For now, those with unsupported devices will only be able to view the converted SDR version of your videos.
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Find movies with 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, or Dolby Atmos in the Apple TV app
Learn which high-quality video formats you can play on your device when you rent or purchase movies in the Apple TV app.
Video formats that are available in the Apple TV app
Icons that appear on a movie's product page show the highest quality format that the Apple TV app offers. When you buy or rent a movie in the Apple TV app, it automatically plays in the best quality format available for the device that you're using.
4K video plays at a higher resolution. HD videos support a resolution of 1920 x 1080, but the resolution of 4K videos is 3840 x 2160, which offers sharper and more detailed imagery.
HDR videos have a broader range of colors and luminance.
On Apple TV 4K, content automatically plays in the HDR format that is compatible with your television.
Here's what you need to watch the highest-quality video available
- Video content with a high-quality version that you purchased or rented.
- A device capable of playing high-quality video content:
- See Mac models that support HDR video.
- Refer to the tech specs for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, or your smart TV or streaming device to see if it supports playing 4K, HDR, or Dolby Vision videos.
- On tv.apple.com, you need a compatible device and display that can play the highest quality stream available:
- In Safari on a Mac with the latest version of macOS, compatible content may play in up to 4K HDR.
- In the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge on a Mac, Windows PC, or Android, compatible content will play in up to 1080p (HD).
- In Safari on a Mac with the latest version of macOS, compatible content may play in up to 4K HDR.
- The latest versions of iOS or iPadOS, macOS, or tvOS.
- An Internet connection fast enough to watch high-quality content.
If you buy or rent a movie from the Apple TV app, you can stream it on the device that you bought it on and any of your other devices, as long as you're signed in to all of your devices with the same Apple ID. Learn what to do if you can't stream movies or TV shows. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV automatically play the best quality of video available for the device and your Internet connection.
If you purchase or rent a standard definition (SD) video, you can't play higher-quality versions.
If you see a message that your device might not be able to play 1080p (HD) or 4K videos
When you buy or rent a movie or TV show from the Apple TV app, the device that you're using might warn you that it can't play 1080p (HD) or 4K video content. Instead, your device automatically plays the highest-quality version of that video that it can. Your other Apple devices will play the higher-quality version if they're compatible.
Check the quality of your previous purchases
If you previously bought an HD movie from the Apple TV app, you might have access to the 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, or Dolby Atmos enhancements on a compatible device. If your purchase doesn't have a high-quality version now, it might be added later.
To check the video quality, tap or click a movie in your library. Look at the top of the page for , , , or .
Check your Internet connection
To stream high-quality video formats, you need a fast Internet connection. Apple recommends a minimum speed of 25 Mbps for 4K streaming. If your Internet connection isn't fast enough, your Apple devices automatically switch the video quality to a lower-quality version.
You can download a copy of an HD movie to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, but you can't download a 4K version. You might be able to download Dolby Vision and HDR versions to your iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices.
Apple backtracks on Spatial Audio device list, some iPhones and iPads not compatible after all
(Pocket-lint) - Apple has removed several devices from its Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos compatibility list.
The iPhone XR, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, and 6th to 8th gen iPads are no longer listed as being able to play Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos through their built-in speakers.
That means you can only do so if you own an iPhone XS or above (not iPhone SE), iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd gen or later, iPad Pro 11-inch, or iPad Air 4th gen.
Why the others appeared on the list originally, we don't know. However, if you do own one of those devices, you'll not really be missing out on much anyway.
Dolby Atmos mixes are designed for multi-channel setups or, if none are available, headphones that make a good stab at virtualising the experience - such as Apple's own AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and certain Beats headphones. It isn't designed to be best played through tiny stereo speakers.
You might get a slight performance boost on supported devices, but it will be so minor you may as well play a standard stereo mix.
Funny enough, while Apple's support pages have removed certain older own-brand devices, it has added Android - with lossless and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos now available on the rival OS.
Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on .
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We continue to learn more about Apple TV+ ahead of its debut on November 1st. A support document on Apple’s website details that all Apple TV+ content will be available in Dolby Vision, while most content will also support Dolby Atmos sound. As you might expect, that varies by which device you’re using.
Here’s what Apple says about the quality of Apple TV+ content:
Apple TV+ lets you stream all-new breakthrough original shows and films, ad-free and on demand. New originals will be added to Apple TV+ every month. You can watch Apple originals in 4K HDR / Dolby Vision and most titles also offer Dolby Atmos sound.
What devices support Dolby Vision? That includes the following devices, according to Apple’s website:
- iPhone 8 and later
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro (11-inch)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
- Apple TV 4K
- iMac Pro
- Compatible smart TVs – Can play 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision content that you AirPlay from your Apple device and can play movies and TV shows in 4K or HDR from the Apple TV app.
Apple also says:
iPad Pro (11-inch) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) can play 4K, HDR, or Dolby Vision content to a compatible connected display or television.
What about Dolby Atmos? According to Apple’s iOS 13 feature website:
- All Mac models introduced in 2018 or later
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- 11‑inch iPad Pro and 12.9‑inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
- Apple TV
Apple TV+ will launch on November 1st for $4.99 per month. If you buy an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac within the next year, you’ll get one year free of Apple TV+.
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