Recent blockbusters including Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie are among the first 4K titles to be mastered in the new Dolby Vision format, and are scheduled for release early this year, according to a statement from Dolby Laboratories and Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Dolby Vision, which complements both HD and 4K, is an imaging technology that helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver additional brightness, contrast, and colour.
Dolby and Warner Bros are collaborating to prepare the initial slate of titles in time for the launch of Dolby Vision technology enabled TVs, as well as a pipeline of additional catalogue and new release titles throughout 2015.
The initial line-up of titles has been remastered on the FilmLight Baselight system, for the first time using Dolby Vision, and includes greater brightness in a fuller palette of rich colours and deeper nuanced darks for TV.
An end-to-end solution, Dolby Vision works from content creation to distribution and playback, and it is already receiving support from critical points in the ecosystem including A-list Hollywood directors, executives at major studios, OTT service providers, TV manufacturers, and operators worldwide.
“The future of imaging and television is full of amazing possibilities, and we’re eager to expand our partnership with Dolby to deliver a steady pipeline of Dolby Vision titles, starting with Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie, to consumers in 2015,” said Jim Wuthrich, president, Americas, Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
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“By leveraging Dolby Vision to unlock artistic intent in a completely new way, we are able to provide home audiences around the world with dramatically enhanced picture quality that fully engages their senses and brings Warner Bros. movies to life in their living room.”
Curt Behlmer, senior VP, content solutions and industry relations, Dolby Laboratories, added: “Dolby is thrilled to offer a technology that enables consumers to enjoy the filmmaker’s creative intent via an expanded color palette, enhanced dynamic range, and dramatically increased contrast ratio. This lets viewers experience greater detail and more lifelike images than ever before."
“Now with Dolby Vision enabled displays, TV manufacturers can offer consumers who purchase Warner Bros. movies in Dolby Vision a dramatically improved visual experience that engages their senses, regardless of screen size or viewing distance.”