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YouTube HDR support for iPhone X rolls out

HDR videos provide a broader range of colours and also supports quality video playback on a variety of screen sizes.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 19 2022, 22:53 IST
For iOS users, YouTube videos in HDR can be viewed on the iPhone X, but the feature does not yet appear to be working on the latest iPad Pro models,
For iOS users, YouTube videos in HDR can be viewed on the iPhone X, but the feature does not yet appear to be working on the latest iPad Pro models, (REUTERS)

YouTube has begun rolling out HDR support for iPhone X. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The technology helps deliver significantly better image quality by boosting colour palette and contrast aspects. HDR videos are considered to be more realistic with richer details. YouTube's HDR support so far has been available to handful of devices such as LG V30, Google Pixel 2 and Sony's latest Xperia XZ.

YouTube HDR support appears to be limited to iPhone X and hasn't been spotted on the latest iPad Pro models. Apple debuted HDR support last year with the "Super Retina" display in the iPhone X, which became the first HDR OLED display incorporated into one of Apple's smartphones, the report added. On the iTunes Movies Store on Apple TV 4K, select films also support 4K, HDR10, and "Dolby Vision" when paired with compatible 4K television sets, the report added.

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YouTube HDR videos explained
Google had unveiled HDR videos support at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2016. The support means creators who have shot their content with HDR cameras can upload the content to YouTube.

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"HDR videos must have HDR metadata in the codec or container to be played back properly on YouTube. The most reliable way to properly record the metadata is to export from a supported application," explains Google on its help page.

"Once a video has been properly marked as HDR, uploading it follows the same process as a normal video upload. YouTube will detect the HDR metadata and process it, producing HDR transcodes for HDR devices and an SDR downconversion for other devices."

HDR videos provide a broader range of colours and also supports quality video playback on a variety of screen sizes. YouTube has platforms like "The HDR Channel" that provides HDR videos for iOS.

(with inputs from HT Correspondent)

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First Published Date: 11 May, 13:41 IST
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