Previously, Apple's focus was largely on the camera and its development. But this year, Apple decided to focus on the 5G feature. However, it also did not neglect the introduction of significant improvements and adjustments at the level of the system and the special gear for imaging in all models of the iPhone 12, and one of the most important new features is the ability to record video with Dolby Vision HDR for the first time through the iPhone. Although this technology has been around for a while, most of us will probably hear about it for the first time. In this article, we will learn about this technology, and how it is one of the most important changes in the camera and imaging on the iPhone 12.

What is Dolby Vision HDR feature on iPhone 12?

What is Dolby Vision HDR?

As for HDR, many know what it is, and to remember, it refers to High-Dynamic Range, which is a type of video format that has more dynamic range than standard dynamic range videos, SDR videos, or Standard Dynamic Range. This means that all videos displayed in HDR will have better contrast, greater color accuracy, and generally look better.

Dolby has taken HDR a step further, developing what is known as Dolby Vision HDR. This format allows to improve the contrast of light and dark while preserving colors, sharpness and detail, thus providing a dynamic range higher than HDR and even higher than the HDR10 + format that was introduced a few years ago.

And the presence of this feature on the iPhone means that you can shoot better quality video never before seen on any other smartphone. But capturing a Dolby Vision video doesn't mean you'll watch it in the same high quality! The reason in the next paragraph.

The downside of Dolby Vision

Unfortunately, just like 5G technology is not available everywhere at the moment, most televisions as well as most other devices do not support Dolby Vision. This format is also not available on social networks and you cannot actually watch Dolby Vision videos on YouTube or Instagram or at least others at the moment. Some even reported that their videos looked too bright or too dark on these platforms.

However, you can watch Dolby Vision videos on iPhone 8 or later, as well as 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple 4K TV. Other devices support this technology, such as the Samsung Note 20 Ultra.

Also from the devices that support this feature, recent TVs for LG and Sony, even the latest TVs for Samsung support the HDR10 + format only, so Dolby Vision is not an option at this time.

Thus, using the iPhone 12, you can shoot the best video quality at all from a smartphone, but unfortunately most people will not be able to see this quality. We can see this as the foundation and prelude to a strongly coming future technology. This will draw the attention of companies and other platforms to the acceleration of support for this technology provided by the best-selling phone in the world, despite its near launch time.

How does Dolby Vision work on the iPhone?

With iPhone 12 devices, you can shoot video using Dolby Vision HDR technology through the front and rear cameras, and video is recorded using Dolby Vision by default. And if you want to disable it or turn it on at any time:

◉ Go to Settings, then Camera, then Record Video.

◉ Scroll down and you will see HDR option disable it if you don't want to shoot in Dolby Vision HDR or turn it on if you want to shoot with it.

It should also be noted, that although all iPhone 12 devices can shoot video using Dolby Vision, they do not provide true Dolby Vision HDR resolution.

It is also worth noting that the iPhone 12 and 12 mini can record 4K videos up to 30 frames per second, while the iPhone 12 Pro Z Pro Max can record 4K at a rate of up to 60 frames per second.

Of course, this quality, in addition to Dolby Vision quality, will need a large storage space to save on the iPhone. The good thing, is that you can edit these videos directly on your iPhone using an app iMovie For Apple. It's another great addition that no other phone has.


The future of Dolby Vision

One of the most beautiful things about the iPhone 12 is that it is considered the phone of the future, as it is able to challenge any future phone at the processor level and may even outperform it. this linkIn addition, other technologies such as MagSafe, 5G and Dolby Vision are all coming strongly in the near future.

As mentioned, Dolby Vision is still relatively new, and not supported by many devices and you will not be able to share videos in their full quality, at least on social networks. But all this will definitely change in the future.

What do you think of Dolby Vision HDR photography? Have you tried it? Let us know in the comments.



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