Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie are
among titles announced for release in Dolby Vision in 2015
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
(NYSE: TWE) today announced that the first slate of 4K titles mastered
in the new Dolby Vision™ format will include recent blockbusters like Edge
of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie, scheduled
for release in early 2015.
Vision, a complement to both HD and 4K, is a new imaging technology
that helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver a
dramatically different visual experience—astonishing brightness,
incomparable contrast, and captivating color—that brings entertainment
to life before your eyes via over-the-top (OTT) online streaming,
broadcast, and gaming applications.
"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. "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."
The initial lineup 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 new colors and deeper
nuanced darks never before seen on TV. 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 catalog and new release titles throughout 2015.
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.
"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," said Curt Behlmer, Senior Vice President, Content Solutions and
Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories. "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."
About Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision delivers a dramatically different visual
experience—astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and
captivating color—that brings entertainment to life via OTT online
streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications.
Even though most content is captured and rendered using technology that
produces the colors and brightness of real life, much of that richness
is lost by the time it gets to your living room. That's because current
color-grading standards are based on the limitations of current
television technologies and require that the content be altered to match
their display performance—dramatically reducing the range of colors,
brightness, and contrast.
Dolby Vision changes that, giving creative teams the freedom to use the
full gamut of colors, peak highlights, brightness, and contrast, with
the confidence that those will be reproduced faithfully on televisions
that feature Dolby Vision technology.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice
technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile
devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight
and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in
Dolby®. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
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