Sony Pictures and Dolby Collaborate on Dolby Vision 4K Ultra HD

Pair to Use the New Dolby Mastering Process for the Release of 4K Ultra HD Titles
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Dolby Laboratories and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment plan to use the new Dolby Vision mastering process for the release of 4K UltraHD titles by a variety of home entertainment distribution partners, delivering high dynamic range (HDR) imaging with a wider range of contrast and more vibrant colors.

Dolby Vision, a complement to 4K UltraHD, is a new imaging technology that helps content creators deliver an enhanced visual experience, and also bring the next wave of innovative entertainment to consumers via next-generation physical disc and digital distribution platforms.

“We continue to be enthusiastic about the growing consumer appetite for next-generation 4K UltraHD content," said Richard Berger, SVP worldwide digital strategy and advanced platforms at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. "With Dolby Vision imaging technology, we can now master our movies with the highest-quality visual experience for distribution to consumers’ homes.” 

An end-to-end solution, Dolby Vision can be incorporated from content creation to distribution and playback, and has already received support from others in Hollywood, including A-list directors, executives at major studios, and OTT service providers.

“Dolby Vision shines a bright new light on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s compelling new releases and distinguished catalog,” said Curt Behlmer, SVP content solutions and industry relations at Dolby Laboratories. “Consumers who purchase SPHE movies that have been mastered in Dolby Vision are able to feel the full visual drama of lifelike images unfold in the comfort of their living room, exciting their senses with an entirely new entertainment experience.”