The Social Network,
Digital Cinema Mastering


Using the Dolby® Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220, colorists at Light Iron Digital matched the dark, dramatic imagery of The Social Network to the emotional tone of the film and helped elevate the theatrical quality of the picture for its Blu-ray™ release.

David Fincher’s The Social Network is a film that uses the play and clarity of color to bring a sense of realism to the picture and emphasize the overall mood the director wants to convey. To preserve and enhance the depth and shadows of this film, postproduction facility Light Iron Digital employed the consistency and accuracy of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor to analyze every scene.


For Light Iron Digital, the benefits of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor went beyond high-quality viewing. They include:

Limited image variations between different formats

The ability to display extremely low values cleanly and without any dither

Image reproduction without introducing additional characteristics to the film

The ability to show the image detail captured on the Red Epic®, one of today’s leading digital cameras

Allowing the facility to deliver and show producers, directors, and studios exactly what they have


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—Michael Cioni, CEO, Light Iron Digital


/uploadedImages/Assets/US/Img/Case_Studies/Apocalypse_Quote_Open.jpg The Dolby [Professional] Reference Monitor really gave us the cleanest possible image and the deepest, darkest black level and an amazing sharpness. /uploadedImages/Assets/US/Img/Case_Studies/Apocalypse_Quote_Open.jpg

—Ian Vertovec, Lead Colorist, Light Iron Digital

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True blacks, superb dark detail, and extended dynamic range make the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220 the first viable CRT replacement solution for color-critical work. For the first time, users see exactly what was shot. Emulation versatility and a wide range of color gamuts add to its value in improving the production process.

Support for the DCI P3 color space allows critical cinema color grading without a digital cinema projector. The Dolby Professional Reference Monitor also supports all HD formats over HD-SDI, along with SD and 2K content. Color accuracy exceeds the published and widely recognized Grade 1 guidelines.


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