Dolby & Warner Bros. Announce First 4K Dolby Vision Titles, including 'The Lego Movie' and 'Edge of Tomorrow'Posted Mon Jan 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The companies will be releasing several films mastered in Dolby Vision early this year.
Warner Bros. and Dolby have announced a partnership to bring select titles to over-the-top media platforms in 4K Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision is a new imaging technology that results in improved brightness, contrast, and color.
"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 titles have been remastered in Dolby Vision using the FilmLight Baselight system. No longer restrained to previous color grading standards, these new masters allow for the use of full color gamuts, peak highlights, brightness, and contrast when displayed on a Dolby Vision capable TV. For more details about the benefits of the technology, check out Dolby's blog post.
"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."
Exact over-the-top streaming platforms that will carry the 4K Dolby Vision titles have not been announced yet.