I'd like to convert a file recorded from an iPhone 12 to a royalty-free version (for upload to Wikimedia, Flickr, etc). So the transfer involves:

Source (iPhone proprietary-encumbered) Destination (royalty-free)
4k 60fps (UHD, not DCI) 4k 60fps
BT.2020 in HLG (WCG) BT.2020 in HLG (WCG)
Frame-level dynamic HDR metadata in Dolby Vision profile 8.4 Frame-level dynamic HDR metadata in HDR10+
HEVC VP9 (open to AV1 as well but that's likely more nascent)
Bitrate is 31 Mb/s Fine with higher bitrate to maintain same SSIM/PSNR
Audio is in AAC Audio to Vorbis/OGG

According to https://codecalamity.com/encoding-uhd-4k-hdr10-videos-with-ffmpeg/ it should be possible to do most of this. Anyone can help me cook up the right command for this?


1 Answer 1


Sadly no, not without expensive specialist broadcast processing hardware.

From the Reddit link,

Dolby Vision is 100% proprietary. There is no incentive at all for Dolby to convert anything to HDR10+ to help out Samsung users (and pre-2019 Panasonics) when the only reason HDR10+ exists is because Samsung didn’t want to pay Dolby for the license.

Dolby Vision is simply an enhancement layer on top of HDR10 which is the base layer. There are a couple types of DV layers. The MEL (minimum enhancement layer) and the FEL (full enhancement layer) which reconstructs the original 12-bit signal. The FEL is what gives DV a large advantage over HDR10 and HDR10+.

Page 12:


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.