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To retain the iconic look of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now in its 4K remastering for Blu-ray, iO Film turned to the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220 for its consistency, accuracy, and ability to reproduce all of the film's exceptionally dark details.
Apocalypse Now Colorist Doug Delaney restores an American classic.
Senior Lead Colorist Doug Delaney, part of the iO Film team responsible for remastering Apocalypse Now for Blu-ray™, appreciated the challenges of restoring a great American film classic. Specifically, Delaney knew that Coppola wanted to maintain a filmic quality to the remaster, preserving the original saturated texture.
For Delaney, the benefits of using the Dolby® Professional Reference Monitor in this process were clear:
Doug Delaney, Senior Lead Colorist, iO Film
True blacks, superb dark detail, and extended dynamic range make the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor 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.
True blacks, superb dark detail, and extended dynamic range make the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor the first viable CRT replacement solution for color-critical work.
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