This subdomain of toodee.de is a shortcut to check HDR media on Apple’s devices with EDR technology. It works on most recent Apple devices with the latest iOS/MacOS versions installed.
A quick test:
View the image below and then click on the following clips to view a small animation that is encoded as an HDR signal. YouTube and Vimeo support HDR content on certain browsers like Safari or Chrome.
When the neon font appears a lot brighter, then your device can display HDR content that is embedded on this WordPress website.
In case it does not work and the neon font is not appearing brighter, try to view the clips directly on YouTube.com or Vimeo.com by clicking on the links in the videos.
Did it work? Update winter 2021:
This page works as intended when it is viewed in Safari on an iPadProXDR or the new M1 MBP. But only with the YouTube links, not the Vimeo links anymore.
The page worked also on my previous iPhone 11 Pro, but it does not on the newer iPhone 13 Pro anymore. I have not a clue why this happens.
On iOS (15.1) I can see the intended image when entering the iOS YouTube or Vimeo Apps (Vimeo shows some glitches) // needs to be rechecked with 15.2.
A iMac 27″ from 2020 or a MBP from 2018 does not show embedded YouTube links in HDR with Safari, but with Google Chrome it works just fine.
I found a thread on MacRumors about this issue.
On MacOS (12.0.1) I can see a bright HDR image in the Vimeo desktop application, which plays back videos in a small window next to the menu bar only.
All the pages related to HDR content need to be viewed directly in Chrome or Safari (it is not working in a browser within the Facebook or LinkedIn Apps as of December 2021) in order to watch the embedded Vimeo clips in HDR/EDR.
Watching HDR content seems always possible via the native Vimeo or YouTube Apps, also on Android devices.
Getting an overview
Each time a new device or a new operation system comes out, I basically need to test everything again. Over the last year some features get enabled and disabled os its hard to keep track what works and what not at the moment. So I started these overview sheets.
|HDR/EDR capable Device||OS version||Safari / YouTube (embedded in WordPress)||Safari YouTube.com (my channel)|
|M1 MBP XDR (2021)||12.1||x||x|
|iMac 27″ (2020)||12.1||x||x|
|M1 iPadPro XDR||15.2||x||yes, in the YouTube app|
|iPhone 13 Pro||15.2||no, not working anymore, but it worked on an iPhone 11 Pro||x|
|HDR/EDR capable Device||OS version||Safari / Vimeo (embedded in WordPress)||Safari / Vimeo.com|
|M1 MBP XDR||12.1||–||– (only in the Vimeo desktop app)|
|iMac 27″ (2020)||12.1||–||– (only in the Vimeo desktop app)|
|M1 iPadPro XDR||15.2||–||x|
|iPhone 13 Pro||15.2||–||yes, in the Vimeo app|
|HDR/EDR capable Device||OS version||YouTube in Chrome (embedded in WordPress)||Vimeo in Chrome|
|M1 MBP XDR||12.1||x||–|
|iMac 27″ (2020)||12.1||x||–|
More demos rendered with Blender.
My test results so far, what works and what does not:
- viewing HDR in Safari with an iPhone 11Pro, but not on an 12 or 13!
- viewing HDR clips from Vimeo in the native Vimeo App
- viewing HDR clips in the YouTube App on mobile devices.
- I can post HDR clips in LinkedIn and Twitter, but only SDR content is finally shown (automatic down-conversion of the format)
- Instagram does not support HDR to my knowledge at all, but it is already accepting HDR videos from the new iPhone 12 generation. Theses videos are down converted to SDR automatically.
My interest in HDR was growing over the last years and in 2020 I got finally the chance to explore the topic further. Check out:
- FCPX from SDR to HDR from April 2020
- My HDR experience from June 2020
- Unfair grading comparisons from September 2020
- A quick 10 second HDR clip recorded on an iPhone 12 – from December 2020
- The HDR gallery – my own collection of HDR test content
- SDR next to HDR – my latest article, where I try to explain the advantages of HDR content from a perspective of media professionals who did not see their content in HDR (yet) and might like it. – from January 2021
More EDR/HDR stills images examples
Barcelona holiday trip 2016 – slide show
Hamburg Hafencity – Toyota Prius – slide show
Here is also a link to download the clip.
Barcelona night shoot – slide show
More clips can be found on the HDR-Gallery page.