Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The streaming service now offers high dynamic range uploading and playback.
Vimeo has announced the addition of HDR support for its platform. As part of the update, users can now upload videos in HDR. Meanwhile, Vimeo HDR playback is currently supported through the HDR10 format on the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and the Apple TV 4K.
HDR10 is an open standard High Dynamic Range content and playback solution for displays and content. The process uses expanded brightness to improve contrast between dark and light aspects of an image, bringing out deeper black levels and more realistic details in specular highlights -- like the sun reflecting off of an ocean -- in specially graded HDR10 material. In addition, to go along with HDR, Vimeo is also supporting 10-bit video, up to the BT.2020 color gamut, and up to 8K video resolution.
In order to add HDR videos, Vimeo users simply need to upload their HDR content through the Vimeo panel for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Dropbox, or directly from the upload page. To watch HDR videos, Vimeo users will need a display with support for HDR10 and the HEVC codec, along with an Apple TV 4K. Likewise, users can also watch Vimeo HDR content through an iPhone X or an iPad Pro. Support for more devices and codecs will be added in the future.
The Apple TV 4K is currently available for $180. The device utilizes the A10X Fusion chip and offers 4K playback capabilities at up to 60 frames per second with support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision content. Meanwhile, the iPhone X features a Super Retina HD 5.8-inch all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display with a resolution of 2436x1125-pixels and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10.
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