With the launch of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, Apple surprised us with a multitude of features that we did not expect. For example, MagSafe and all the accessories that make use of it. However, the company has also released several software features. One of the main highlights of the introduction of the smartphone was the video recording Dolby Vision.
The new format is a major achievement that could lead the industry in the near future. If you are not familiar, we will leave you some information on how to activate this video technology on your iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
What is the Dolby Vision that Apple implemented on the iPhone 12?
Dolby Vision is an HDR video format that represents a high dynamic range that comes with a lot of information, more than the native dynamic range. An HDR video records more details about a specific scene, which means that editing it would provide more editing options. However, the user cannot view an HDR video on all screens and the same applies to Dolby Vision content.
Even if the new format is being widely adopted, it will still need time to become the standard.
Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata that can be used to edit the image scene by scene or even frame by frame. What surprised us was the fact that Dolby Vision video requires a lot of computational power to be implemented on a smartphone.
However, one of Apple's strengths is its advantage of designing its processors and getting great performance from them. Incidentally, the A14 Bionic chip is an example of this power allowing to deal with Dolby Vision video recording on the iPhone. This is another major innovation from Apple.
Therefore, iPhone 12 models can record Dolby Vision in 4K at 30fps, while iPhone 12 Pro models can record in 4K format at 60fps. It probably has to do with the fact that the Pro models have 6 GB of RAM, while the entry-level models have 4 GB of RAM.
However, all variants feature the A14 Bionic system-on-chip (SoC) that can handle the Dolby Vision video format like no other.
But does the screen take advantage of this technology?
There is Apple's ability to create a uniform quality of experience. This is because all models of the new iPhone feature a 10-bit OLED screen that can achieve a maximum brightness of 1200 nits (HDR). So, the set of technologies employed, offers in fact a superior quality with regard to the screen image.
The numbers are really impressive and higher than most television devices and monitors out there. If you want to watch a Dolby Vision video recorded on your iPhone 12 or 12 Pro on a different monitor, make sure it is compatible. If you don't know, see how to activate Dolby Vision video on your new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models.
How to activate Dolby Vision on iPhone 12
We will then leave all the necessary steps so that the user can activate Dolby Vision video on the new iPhone models.
Step 1: Go to Definitions on your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro. Now look for the option Chamber.
Step 2: Within option Chamber click on the option Record Video. Now, activate the HDR video to activate the Dolby Vision.
Ready. That's all there is to do. The process is quite simple and requires no external hardware or workaround. Thus, with the new Apple devices, it is already possible to record up to 4K at 60fps of video in 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision.
If you want to turn off the feature, follow the same steps and, in the end, just turn off the HDR video.
Edit video directly on your iPhone 12
Apple also offers an easy way to edit Dolby Vision video directly on your iPhone. So, if you want to edit, nothing is easier than going to the iOS Photos app. You will now have the option available to apply filters, change parameters and more. Although limited at this point, the user can always export the video and use other powerful software and tools to edit the format.
Note that this technology will take up a lot of space on your iPhone 12, because there is a lot of data to be recorded. In addition, this will also affect battery life as it requires a lot of processing power. Undoubtedly, it is another asset for those who like photography and video to choose the iPhone. The company responsible for the technology has a very complete presentation.