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By Jay Bonggolto
Apple's Clips app now supports multiple aspect ratios, HDR recording, and more
by Jay Bonggolto
Apple today released a major update for the Clips app that introduces some "highly requested features" to let you create personalized videos. Clips 3.0 brings support for vertical and horizontal videos and HDR recording with iPhone 12 devices, along with a refreshed interface.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes is Clips' support for multiple aspect ratios. The app can now record videos in 16:9 and 4:3 in addition to its square aspect ratio, which was previously the only option. All of those aspect ratios are available both in vertical and landscape orientations.
On iPhone, the app automatically opens your video in 16:9 while 4:3 is the default on iPad. In addition, you can record with filters, posters, Live Titles, and Selfie Scenes in new sizes. The share sheet feature has also been updated so that it now displays a video preview before sending and offers new export options in any supported size if you wish to share a video with friends.
Clips' redesigned interface for iPadOS supports the new Scribble feature to turn handwritten text into typed text. You can create and edit videos in landscape orientation as well, with support for Magic Keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad.
With its new interface, the app now lets you swipe up for a full-screen view of all filters, stickers, emoji, and other effects. There's a refreshed record screen as well and you can now view more content with new Effects, Media, and Projects browsers. Additionally, there are eight new stickers, six additional arrows and shapes, and 25 fresh soundtracks that customize to the length of videos.
Finally, you can now record HDR videos using the back cameras of the iPhone 12 phones and share the clips as a Dolby Vision HDR file. Clips 3.0 is available to download today from the App Store.
Netflix adds HDR10 support for new Samsung and TCL devices
by João Carrasqueira
Smartphones with support for HDR have become increasingly more commonplace in recent years, and thus it's only natural that Netflix has to continually keep adding support for new devices as they come. The streaming service has now updated its support page yet again (via MSPoweruser) to add a number of devices to the supported list.
Most of the new devices come from Samsung's recent Unpacked event, including the GalaxyNote20, Note20 Ultra, Tab S7+, and Z Fold2. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G, announced a week before Unpacked, has also been added to the list. Interestingly, the regular Galaxy Tab S7 doesn't support HDR on Netflix. Aside from the new Samsung phones and tablet, TCL also has a couple of new devices on the list, the TCL 10 5G and the TCL 10 Plus, both of which were recently introduced.
Netflix also updated the list of devices that support streaming in HD resolution, which includes all of the devices above, plus the following:
Samsung Galaxy A21s Samsung Galaxy A31 Samsung Galaxy A41 Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Samsung Galaxy M31s Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 While you might assume any device with an HD and HDR display would support these features on Netflix, certain requirements have to be met, specifically support for DRM plug-ins like Widevine, which enable or restrict support for certain kinds of encrypted content. The OnePlus 5 and 5T infamously didn't support HD content in 2017, and according to the Netflix support page, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro apparently don't support it either - though users claim it does work as intended.
Some Pixel 3 and 3 XL users have reported HDR support in Netflix
by Faheemmuddeen Patel
Avid Netflix users have reported seeing an HDR badge on supported content on Netflix. However, neither device has been added to Netflix's list of officially supported devices and the availability of HDR has not been attributed to a specific update. Additionally, not all Pixel 3 and 3 XL users can see the HDR badge suggesting that Netflix may be rolling out the feature to Pixel users in stages and is likely enabling it via a server-side switch.
Netflix supports the HDR10 standard on select Android devices. HDR screens allow for a higher dynamic contrast range, such that the whites can be brighter and the blacks can be darker, whilst at the same time displaying a wider color gamut. As far as I can tell, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL do not support HDR10, instead opting for 8-bit HDR which is why it may be absent from the officially supported devices list.
If you have either of these devices, is an HDR badge present on supported Netflix content for you? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Android Police
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By Jay Bonggolto
Netflix HDR now available on the LG G7 One and two top-tier Sony phones
by Jay Bonggolto
High Dynamic Range (HDR) content offers a rich viewing experience for consumers. Netflix, being a popular video streaming provider, started to introduce HDR support to Android phones in 2017 including Samsung's Galaxy Note8 and the list was expanded with the addition of the Huawei P20, the Mate 10 Pro, and Sony's Xperia XZ2 earlier this year.
Today, the video streaming provider continues to grow the list of HDR-supported devices by adding the LG G7 One, Sony Xperia XZ3, and the Xperia XZ2 Premium to the roster. That means you will now be able to stream HDR content on those devices in addition to the existing lineup including the Galaxy S9, iPhone X, LG G7, and dozens of other premium phones. You may review Netflix's complete list of handsets with HDR support here.
The list noticeably includes less than twenty Android devices at present since there are a limited number of handsets capable of showing HDR content. Keep in mind, as usual, that you need a premium Netflix subscription, priced at $13.99 per month already bundled with 4K video streaming, to view content in HDR.
Source: Netflix via SlashGear