Article ID : SX918303 / Last Modified : 27/12/2020

What are the system requirements to playback or edit an HDR video recorded with the Cinema Pro or camera app?

I want to edit a 4K or Full HD HDR video on a computer, what are the system requirements? / Which file formats and codecs need to be supported in order to playback or edit HDR videos recorded with Cinema Pro or camera app? / Which applications can be used to edit HDR videos recorded with Cinema Pro or camera app?

    Valid for

    • Videos recorded with Cinema Pro 
    • 4K or Full HD HDR videos recorded with camera app
    • Xperia 1 II
    • Xperia 1
    • Xperia 5
    • Xperia XZ3
    • Xperia XZ2 Premium
    • Xperia XZ2
    • Xperia XZ2 Compact


    Playback requirements

    The playback application must support:

    • H.265, (also known as HEVC, High Efficiency Video Coding)
    • 10 bit
    • MP4

    The display must support:

    • HDR, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) format

    Editing requirements

    The above requirements are also valid for editing. In addition, the editing application must support the following video standard:

    • Rec.2020, (also known as BT.2020) or Rec.2100, (also known as BT.2100)

    There are third-party apps that can be used for editing, e.g. DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro. Make sure to always use the latest app version. 

    Note: Sony does not warrant or guarantee the performance of any third-party app. Neither is Sony responsible for any damage or reduced performance of your device attributable to the use of a third party app.