Apple has worked with Dolby to enable users of its new Vision Pro headset to watch content in Stereoscopic Video (3D Video) for an immersive video viewing experience.
Profile 20 is the first Dolby Vision profile to support Multiview High Efficiency Video Coding (MV-HEVC) and enables the delivery of Stereoscopic (3D) video. All other Dolby Vision profiles only support monoscopic (2D) video, whereas profile 20 is able to carry stereoscopic views and target new devices and use cases, said Dolby.
For delivery to the Apple ecosystem, the 3D video content must be encoded using MV-HEVC and packaged in an MP4 file with a Video Extended Usage box, added the company.
The content can then be delivered using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) by including it in multivariant playlists that include both 3D and 2D variants of the content, allowing the same playlist to be used with other Apple devices.
Dolby added that Hybrik Cloud Encoding Solution is currently available to encode stereoscopic 3D HDR video to Dolby Vision profile 20, while Ateme Titan File is available in beta.
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve has integrated stereoscopic workflows (released in v18.6), while Colorfront Transkoder has stereoscopic features forthcoming, added Dolby.
More details about Dolby Vision profile 20 can be found here.