Senior Colorists Dave Markun and Lauren Meschter Now Dolby Vision Certified
We have exciting news…our Senior Colorists, Dave Markun and Lauren Meschter, are now Dolby Vision Certified. While there are a few routes to producing HDR (or High Dynamic Range) content, Dolby Vision offers advantages that result in better quality images no matter where you’re watching content…whether that’s on a new TV equipped with HDR technology, an older TV, a phone, a tablet, etc.
What is HDR?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. You may know the term from photography. Generally, the technology gives video content a greater depth of color and contrast. The human eye can see wider gradations of color and contrast than SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) technologies can reproduce. HDR allows video creators to take advantage of the wider range of colors and contrast that the human eye can see. Sunsets in HDR show a greater array of colors. Scenes with large differences between the dark and light parts of the frame show more detail in the shadows and the brightly lit parts. Directors are just starting to use this technology creatively to add new visual layers and dimensions to their projects.
Why Dolby Vision?
There are multiple HDR formats on the market, but Dolby Vision provides workflows that provide better visual results for all deliverables, whether those deliverables are HDR or not. Dolby Vision relies on dynamic metadata, which allows more information about each image to flow through from the original content (an HDR-mastered theatrical film, for instance) to the file that will eventually be watched on a TV, tablet or phone. The technology also allows colorists to master once to create streamlined deliverables in Dolby Vision, HDR10, and SDR. You can also create an HDR HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) deliverable from a Dolby Vision HDR master. Essentially, following the Dolby Vision HDR workflow is significantly more efficient than creating different grades for different deliverables.
We are excited to offer our clients the workflows associated with Dolby Vision and two great Dolby Certified colorists. Get in touch with us today to learn more about Dolby Vision color correction or to speak with our color correction experts.