Dolby Professional Reference Monitor News and Awards

PRM-4220 Awards

The Dolby® Professional Reference Monitor has earned multiple awards, including the following:

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2012 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220

Hollywood Post Alliance® 2011 Engineering Excellence Award

Broadcast Engineering magazine’s Pick Hit Award (IBC2010)

TV Technology magazine’s 2010 Mario Award (NAB 2010)

2010 IABM Award for Excellence (IBC2010)


News Coverage

Star Trek into Darkness and the Dolby PRM-4200 Monitor (Creative Cow, June 2013)
"The Dolby Professional Reference Monitor improved the workflow and gave them the confidence that everyone was seeing the same thing.";

Hello Dolby, Goodbye CRT: PRM-4200 Sets New Standard in Reference Monitors (Editors Guild Magazine, March-April 2013)
"If you're an editor, compositor or effects artist, the ability to accurately monitor the colors in your images is important. If you are a colorist, then a reliable reference monitor is the most important tool you can possess."

Zero Dark Thirty’s Pipeline Partners Digilab and Codex (Creative Cow, January 2013)
"Dando points out how essential to the color pipeline the Dolby PRM-4200 reference monitor was. 'This Dolby monitor has been shipped around to many locations,' says Dando. 'And it stays in synch even when it's been shipped. It's also the only monitor on the market with a complete P3 color gamut.'"

Dolby's PRM-4200 Monitor Honored with Emmy (Post Magazine, November 7, 2012)
"The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently presented Dolby with a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its PRM-4200 professional reference monitor."

Dolby and Paramount Pictures Embark on New Frontiers for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek into Darkness (Business Wire, November 6, 2012)
"Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom Inc., today announced at ShowEast 2012 that J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production of Star Trek into Darkness will use the latest technical achievements in cinematic storytelling to deliver a new experience to audiences."

Dolby Professional Reference Monitor Increases High-Frame-Rate Support (April 13, 2012)
"We're excited to work with Dolby because the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor shows off highly detailed images that the Alexa captures so cleanly," said Glenn Kennel, President and CEO, ARRI. "It elevates the content, making it look incredibly sharp and realistic."

Dolby Fidelity Forum 2.0 Follow-up  (Post Magazine, May 30, 2012)
"Last year Dolby officially released the Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor... At NAB 2012, Dolby released a software update for the monitor. It includes support for 48 frames per second content."

Dolby Calibrates the Future with PRM-4200 Monitor (Creative Cow, May 2012)
"Dolby has already gotten its share of attention with its Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200, winning awards such as the Hollywood Post Alliance's 2011 Engineering Excellence Award and IBC's 2010 IABM Award for Excellence."

Dolby Audio and Imaging Technologies Used for Academy Award–nominated Films (Shoot Online, February 22, 2012)
"The Dolby Professional Video Reference Monitor was used in a number of Oscar-nominated films in the Achievement in Cinematography category."

Dolby Inks Deal with Deluxe for CRT Replacement Monitors  (The Hollywood Reporter, November 10, 2011)
"Dolby closed a key deal with Deluxe Creative Services Group, which purchased multiple Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitors."

Deluxe Entertainment Purchases Dolby Monitors (Creative Cow, November 10, 2011)
"After conducting extensive testing of a variety of reference monitors, Deluxe has acquired multiple units of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 for installation in their Company 3 Santa Monica and EFILM Hollywood locations."

Cover Story: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"  (Post Magazine, November 1, 2011)
"Ian Vertovec was adjusting the controls on his Quantel Pablo 4K and studying the images displayed on his Christie CP2000 projector and Dolby PRM-4200 monitor, starting the final color correction pass on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

Outstanding Black-Level Performance (Broadcast Engineering, August 15, 2011)
With the dual modulation technology in the Dolby PRM-4200 monitor, "the result is absolute black levels—true blacks and superior dark details."

NAB 2011's High-End Displays  (PC Magazine, April 15, 2011)
"To me, one of the more impressive displays was Dolby’s PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor.…"

Dolby, Digital Vision, and Red Turn Out for an Epic Evening About Workflow (Post Magazine, March 21, 2011)
"A group of industry leaders came together at Dolby’s Burbank office to learn the latest from industry heavyweights Dolby, Digital Vision, and a surprise guest … the new Epic camera from Red.… The clarity of the image and detail from that combination [of the Red Epic and Dolby PRM-4200 monitor] was remarkable."

Dolby Suggests Green Where Post Production Community Is Seeing Red (The Hollywood Reporter, October 21, 2010)
"Dolby Laboratories introduced a new monitor for post production Wednesday night with a party at W Hollywood that was attended by the Who's Who of the Hollywood post production community. Dolby's PRM-4200 professional reference monitor is designed to be environmentally friendly while also taking aim at a critical problem."

Dolby’s New 42-Inch Video Reference Monitor Now Available (Television Broadcast, October 21, 2010)
"Dolby this week officially released its new PRM-4200 pro reference monitor."

Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor Debuts (Studio Daily, October 20, 2010)
"Tonight, Dolby is having its celebration to introduce its new Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor, which is available in the marketplace.…"

Dolby Introduces PRM-4200 Reference Monitor (Broadcast Engineering, April 19, 2010)
"Dolby Laboratories has introduced the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200. The new 42-inch monitor delivers the accuracy of previous CRT monitors with the versatility of flat-panel displays."

Dolby Monitor Makes Waves (TVB Europe, April 13, 2010)
"Garnering some serious attention on the NAB show floor is the new Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor, which the company claims couples the accuracy of CRT monitors with the versatility of flat-panel displays."

Dolby Reference Monitor On Display (Broadcast Engineering, April 8, 2010)
"At NAB (booth SU7917) Dolby is showing a new Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 that delivers the accuracy of previous CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors with the versatility of flat-panel displays."

Dolby Introduces Reference LCD Monitor (Studio Daily, April 5, 2010)
"Dolby entered the crowded field of LCD display manufacturers today, announcing the PRM-4200, a 42-inch professional reference monitor that it claims is an accurate substitute for the old-school CRTs that are so coveted by high-end video pros."

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