Representatives from the European digital cinema technology and services company Ymagis Group returned to Hollywood last week to give private demos of their ÉclairColor process at the Harmony Gold theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Presenting side-by-side clips from last year’s release The Neon Demon, they showed high dynamic range images with high contrast, deep blacks, excellent highlight detail and vibrant colors.
High Dynamic Range
MTI Film has completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility designed to accommodate growing demand for post-production services and support for high dynamic range content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color-grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable.
Director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book won this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects. A Walt Disney Picture, the movie is unique because the only live action character, the boy Mowgli, was shot on bluescreen while everything else was computer-generated. The visual effects team included key talent from Technicolor and its subsidiary, the Moving Picture Company. In part one of our five-part series, Adam Valdez, visual effects supervisor with MPC explains how teamwork, talent and a pursuit of excellence combined to create a movie that has been widely acclaimed for its artistic and technological accompaniments.
In ever increasing numbers, exhibitors around the world are making the transition to laser projection. In response to that, at CinemaCon 2017 Barco will unveil the DP4K-40LHC and 20LHC RGB Flagship, 6P 3D single chassis, integrated high contrast projectors to the American audience. But nowhere in the new projectors’ specs will you find the term high dynamic range, which, given their capabilities seems like an oversight. Barco has a specific explanation for this, namely that it believes the exhibition world needs an HDR standard.
Dolby Laboratories has announced 13 new titles, adding to the growing slate of movies to be shown at more than 75 Dolby Cinema locations around the globe, including Warner Bros. Pictures and Lego Systems The Lego Batman Movie.
All 2017 Philips 4K Ultra HD 6000, 7000 and 8000 series televisions will support Dolby Vision out of the box, the companies announced. The Philips 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player BDP7502 will support Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Discs later this year via a software update.
Dolby Laboratories today announced that Sony’s newly announced premium 4K HDR TV line will feature Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range technolog
Dolby Laboratories, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced plans to release content mastered in Dolby Vision for Ultra HD Blu-ray, which will give consumers greater access to a growing catalog of Dolby Vision content worldwide.
Dolby Laboratories and LG Electronics today announced that LG 2017 OLED TVs will support Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range technology and Dolby Atmos audio in a new combined home entertainment experience.
Wanda Cinema Line has opened its tenth Dolby Cinema location in China opened at its Beijing Fengtai Wanda Square site. Wanda’s Legendary Pictures’ The Great Wall is the first movie shown at the new theatre. The movie set a record high Dolby Cinema box office total in the market.