The iPhone 12 and 12 Professional launched final 12 months with the power to shoot video in Dolby Vision HDR — however for essentially the most half, there hasn’t been anyplace to truly publish or share these information.
However now, virtually a 12 months after they have been first introduced (and simply in time for Apple’s subsequent iPhone announcement on Tuesday), Apple, Dolby, and Vimeo are teaming up to permit iPhone 12 house owners to publish Dolby Vision HDR videos.
Beginning now, you’ll be capable of add Dolby Vision videos shot with iPhone 12 units (both instantly from an iPhone or out of your laptop after modifying in a program like Ultimate Lower Professional) to Vimeo, the place anybody will be capable of stream them. Dolby Vision videos on Vimeo may have a badge highlighting that they characteristic HDR content material, so that you’ll simply be capable of inform (and to point out off) the improved video high quality.
(*12*)After all, you’ll nonetheless want a Dolby Vision-compatible machine to watch your iPhone 12-shot videos on, which (as Nilay noted in his review) is usually a tough little bit of enterprise. Moreover, Vimeo is solely supporting Apple units to start out: an iPhone 8 or newer or second-gen iPad Professional. Alternatively, the corporate says that you need to use an HDR-compatible Mac (see Apple’s list here) or an Apple TV 4K in case you’ve bought a Dolby Vision TV or show to attach them to.
On the flip facet, when you’ve got one other Dolby Vision streaming machine (or a Home windows laptop), you continue to gained’t be capable of view Dolby Vision videos on Vimeo. For now, the characteristic is barely obtainable on iOS, tvOS, and macOS units.
However even in case you’re nonetheless largely caught watching videos on Apple units, the newly added Vimeo support implies that it’ll at the least be simpler to share and think about these Dolby Vision HDR videos, as an alternative of requiring that you just share information to a pal to view on their iPhone or iPad.