Watching HDR video on 2017 ipad pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mattdeezy, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. mattdeezy macrumors member

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    Is this possible out of the box or do we have to wait for iOS 11? If it is possible is there a particular app I need to use?
     
  2. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    I think we have to wait for video apps to be updated.
     
  3. firket2000 macrumors newbie

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    The Netflix app added support in the update this week. If you go in and search for HDR it'll bring up all they have to offer.
     
  4. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing is playing in hdr on UK Netflix unfortunately and have latest update.
     
  5. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, do we need to wait for iOS 11 with H.265 support or can we watch HDR videos on Netflix as is? I looked some HDR content up but I'm no visual expert so I can't tell.
     
  6. mattdeezy thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried playing a 4K HDR video on VLC on my 2017 IPP 12.9 it was impossible to tell if the HDR worked because the video kept freezing.
     
  7. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

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    Looks like news in the right direction

    https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/08/youtube-hdr-pixel-galaxy-s8-lg-v30/

    Just keep in mind that the iPad can only hit a peak brightness of 600 nits. That's 400 nits below the lowest 1000 nit HDR10 standard. Plus the LED backlight cannot produce pure blacks like that of an OLED panel. So when you crank the brightness up to achieve 600 nits your blacks are now a dark grey. The new Galaxy Note 8 can hit a peak brightness of 1200 nits and produce pure blacks, exceeding the HDR10 standard. Here's to hoping the iPhone 8 indeed rocks an OLED.
     
  8. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Instead of VLC, perhaps use Iina as player. hevc/hdr uhd 4k content players back fine on i7 iMac.
     
  9. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    The Netflix app on ipad pro 10.5 does not support HDR anywhere yet while the tab S3 plays HDR currently only on Amazon prime video.
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    So we need to wait. Perhaps when the iPhone 8 comes out Netflix, YouTube and amazon will announce support for HDR for the new iPhone and the 2017 iPad pros.

    Anyway next week I get to try it out with my note 8.
     
  11. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the IINA reference. I had never heard of it. So far it's the only player that correctly maps both the HDR10 ST.2084 Gamma and Rec.2020 Color Gamut video sources to non HDR displays such as my MacBook Pro.
     

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