• Dolby Vision for Content Creators

    • A new era of storytelling

      The transition from standard dynamic range to high dynamic range (HDR) represents as significant a change as the transition from SD to HD, and from black and white to color.

      • We’re finally able to deliver the amazing imaging that modern cameras have been able to capture for years. But this technology brings with it new challenges that disrupt familiar workflows, introduce complexity, and jeopardize the ability to deliver a consistent look across a multitude of devices.

        The Dolby Vision integrated workflow gives you the tools needed to efficiently create wide color gamut and high dynamic range content and ensures that the look you create in the color suite stays true when experienced across TVs, PCs, tablets, and mobile.

      • Dolby Vision Content Workflow

        Watch a high-level overview of the production and postproduction workflows involved in creating Dolby Vision content.

    • Create the best HDR experience

      • Reveal extraordinary color

        Dolby Vision delivers more accurate color than standard dynamic range and generic HDR. Punch out bright blue skies without getting washed-out grays. Dial in deep reds and maintain shadows and texture. Saturate color for the most accurate and lifelike images you’ve ever created. Minimize banding beyond the limitations of HDR10 thanks to 12-bit color gradient.

      • Bring new depth to your content

        With Dolby Vision high dynamic range imaging, you get bolder highlights and incredible contrast. That means greater sharpness, depth, and more detailed shadows to expand your storytelling possibilities like never before.

      • Your grade, delivered across all devices

        Viewers consume content across a multitude of devices — TVs, tablets, and mobile — all with different brightness capabilities and color performance. To overcome the challenge of mastering for these variables, Dolby Vision empowers the colorist to define the dynamic metadata that maps the content to each device, so it plays back with ultimate consistency.

      • The best viewing experience — for today and tomorrow

        When you master content in Dolby Vision, you map it to the capabilities of today’s TVs. So, when future generations of devices surpass what’s available today, your Dolby Vision content will map correctly, maintaining your grade and never stretching your content.

      • Save time and money

        Using the Dolby Vision workflow, you can master once to create all of your deliverables. Grade your content with the most advanced HDR toolset and efficiently generate Dolby Vision HDR, generic HDR10, and SDR media.

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      Dolby Vision

      Generic HDR

      SDR

      Bit depth (higher bit depth = less color branding)

      12 bit (4096 shades per color)

      10 bit (1023 shades per color)

      8 bit (256 shades per color)

      Color gamut

      P3 up to Rec. 2020

      P3 up to Rec. 2020

      Rec. 709

      Mastering luminance

      1000 min. up to 4000

      1000

      100

      Dynamic metadata

      Trims for dynamic metadata

      Mastered by creatives in color suite

    • Create your Dolby Vision grade, with your tools

      Create your Dolby Vision master grade using your existing color-grading workflows.

      • The home color-grading workflow

        Creating the Dolby Vision master grade begins with simply dialing in your master HDR grade using a compatible professional color-grading application with the color specication set to PQ (the SMPTE® standard for HDR video luminance pioneered by Dolby).

        In order to see the high brightness levels, deep blacks, and wide color gamut needed to make the best creative decisions, it’s important to rely on an HDR reference grade mastering monitor that meets the Dolby Vision minimum specifications.

        When the master HDR grade is done, you simply run the Dolby Vision analysis to generate metadata that describes the creative decisions made for each shot.

        This function is integrated into your Dolby Vision compatible color correction application and maps the content in real time, to HDR displays as well as SDR Rec. 709, at a standard brightness of 100 nits. At this stage, you can check the mapping and make adjustments desired to confirm the creative intent of the HDR master.

      • Dolby Vision Content Workflow

        Watch a high-level overview of the production and postproduction workflows involved in creating Dolby Vision content.

      • The home mastering and QC workflow 

        Create all your high-quality deliverables using the Dolby Vision master grade. Once the color grading is complete, you export the final grade as a 16-bit TIFF image sequence, and the Dolby Vision dynamic metadata as an XML file. 

        These are imported into a Dolby Vision mastering tool to create the mezzanine file. For this process, you can use the Dolby® Professional Tools, which are included with the Dolby Vision license, or a supported mastering solution. 

         After the mezzanine is QCed by decoding the image and metadata to a target reference display, it’s ready for Dolby Vision encoding by compatible encoder which generates a Dolby Vision HEVC bitstream. 

         You can also render out other physical stand-alone deliverables like generic HDR and SDR Rec. 709 versions, as well as IMF/IMP deliverables, all based off your Dolby Vision mezzanine.

      • The New TV Standard: Dolby Vision

        With the expanded luminance of Dolby Vision, each scene is created with a range of colors much closer to what the eye actually sees.

    • Bring Dolby Vision to your master suite

      Unlock the most powerful, comprehensive HDR mastering tools in your professional color-grading system with a Dolby Vision license.

      • Dolby Vision mastering and playback annual license

        Authorizes color-grading (or mastering/ QC) system to enable Dolby Vision capabilities, controls, and connection to Content Mapping Unit (CMU).

        Includes Dolby Vision professional software tools:
        • CMU software for real-time monitoring of Rec. 709 and other targets
        • Content mapping offline software tool for rendering Rec. 709 and other deliverables
        • Mezzinator software tool for creating Dolby Vision
        • Metafier software tool for verifying XML metadata


        Required materials not included

        Content Mapping Unit (CMU) hardware
        • The CMU software runs on standard hardware and is required to fully enable Dolby Vision functionality in third-party systems that support Dolby Vision. The hardware is not included and can be purchased separately from an authorized system integrator.

        Color-grading system
        • A Dolby Vision color-grading partner must be used to get access to the Dolby Professional Tools. This includes partners such as Baselight, DaVinci Resolve®, Autodesk Lustre, SAM, and Nucoda FilmMaster.

        Reference Monitor
        • A reference monitor must meet minimum spec as shown in the diagram on the right.
         


        Integrate Dolby Vision into your Workflow

        Mastering Monitor to Meet Grading Requirements for Dolby Vision for the Home
        • Supports PQ or SMPTE 2084
        • Minimum peak brightness of 1,000 nits (cd/m2)
        • Minimum contrast ratio of 200,000:1
        • Minimum color gamut of DCI P3


        Color-Grading Systems Compatible with Dolby Vision


        Dolby Vision Ecosystem Solutions for Editorial and QC


        Dolby Vision Approved CPU for Content-Mapping Unit Software


        Key Tools from Dolby


        Dolby Vision Professional Software Tools
        • Content Mapping Unit (CMU) software for real-time monitoring of Rec. 709 and other targets
        • CM offline software tool for rendering out Rec. 709 and other deliverables
        • Mezzinator software tool for creating Dolby Vision mezzanine file


        Dolby Vision Annual Mastering and Playback License
        • Authorizes color-grading system to enable Dolby Vision controls and connection to CMU


        Optional from Dolby: Dolby Vision Annual Certification
        • Includes full Dolby Vision installation, commissioning, and training as well as use of Dolby Vision logos and trademarks to promote your facility and its capabilities. In addition, participate in co-marketing (including a listing on Dolby.com as a certified Dolby Vision facility)


        Optional from Dolby: Dolby Vision Annual Mastering Projector
        • 12-month use of Dolby Vision Laser Projector for cinema grading with installation, service, and support
      • Dolby Vision Content Workflow

        Watch a high-level overview of the production and postproduction workflows involved in creating Dolby Vision content.

      • The New TV Standard: Dolby Vision

        With the expanded luminance of Dolby Vision, each scene is created with a range of colors much closer to what the eye actually sees.

      • Dolby Vision Content Workflow

        Watch a high-level overview of the production and postproduction workflows involved in creating Dolby Vision content.

    • Dolby Vision facility certification

      Provide the absolute best quality and service to your customer by getting the training and the highest level of support direct from Dolby.

      • With Dolby Vision Facility Certification, your clients get the assurance that your colorists and QC personnel have been trained by Dolby and that your facility has been commissioned by Dolby engineers. 

        What you get with the Certification Program
        •  Commissioning of the Dolby Vision Software
        • Annual training for engineers and operators
        • Dolby Vision logo and marketing rights as a Dolby certified service provider
        • Listing on Dolby.com as a Dolby certified facility
        • Your facility is included in monthly materials given to studios and key content creators

      • Certified Facility C8

        Facility Certification

        Get expert training, premium support, and maximum exposure with Dolby Vision Facility Certification.

    • Why should I certify my facility?

      • Save time and money

        Hit the ground running by becoming a Dolby Vision Certified Facility. This certification ensures that you gear is configured, set up to optimum specifications, and ready to take on your first project.

      • Benefit from over 10 years of research in HDR

        Dolby has invested in testing and improving the visual experience that led to the creation of SMPTE 2084 perceptual quantization specification (the basis for all HDR TVs) and SMPTE 2086 dynamic metadata specification. We’ve created the most efficient method for generating all the deliverables you need at the highest quality, while ensuring you maintain the artistic intent of the master grade.

      • Maximize efficiency and avoid rejections with proven workflows

        We’ve worked closely with post production partners, mastering over 100 Hollywood titles, to refine the best workflows. Thorough training for your staff ensures that the job gets done right the first time, from encoding to QC.

      • Leverage the Dolby brand and reach

        Dolby’s website is updated monthly to promote the most current list of Dolby Vision certified facilities to assure the studios that your facility is trained, has the proper equipment, and follows the best-practice workflow guidelines for creating the highest quality content.

    • Dolby Vision Certified Facilities

      A Dolby Vision Certified Service Provider is a professional post facility that has met the following requirements:

        1. The Dolby Vision systems have been installed and commissioned by a Dolby engineer
        2. All equipment and processes meet the Dolby Vision specifications
        3. The colorists, engineers, and operators have been trained by a certified Dolby instructor
        4. Are audited by Dolby to ensure quality results
    • North America - West

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Apache

      2014 Broadway
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      USA

      1-424-280-4300

      Mastering for Home

      BluFocus

      10911 Riverside Drive
      N. Hollywood, CA 91602
      USA

      1-818-294-7605

      Mastering for Home

      Colortime

      2901 W. Alameda Ave.
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-940-3200

      Mastering for Home

      Company 3

      3401 Exposition Blvd.
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      USA

      1-310-255-6600

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      Deluxe Digital Media

      2130 N Hollywood Way
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-526-3000

      Mastering for Home

      EFILM

      1144 N. Las Palmas Ave.
      Hollywood, CA 90056
      USA

      1-323-463-7041

      Mastering for Home

      Encore Post | Hollywood

      6344 Fountain Ave
      Hollywood, CA 90056
      USA

      1-323-466-7663

      Mastering for Home

      Encore Post | Vancouver

      50 West 2nd Avenue
      Vancouver, BC V5Y1B3
      CANADA

      1-604-872-7000

      Mastering for Home

      Innovative Post Solutions

      2921 W Olive Ave
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-866-767-8477

      Mastering and Quality Control for Home

      Keep Me Posted - Fotokem

      4111 W. Alameda Ave.
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-738-7000

      Mastering for Home

      Level 3 Post

      2901 W Alameda Ave
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-840-7200

      Mastering for Home

      Light Iron Los Angeles

      6381 De Longpre Ave
      Los Angeles, CA 90028
      USA

      1-323-472-8300

      Mastering for Home

      Logan

      4221 Redwood Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90066
      USA

      1-310-822-1500

      Mastering for Home

      Mels Studios and Post-Production

      1600 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est,
      Montréal (Québec), H2L4P2
      CANADA

      514-879-0020 x 3297

      Mastering for Home

      MTI Film

      1016 N Sycamore Avenue
      Hollywood, CA 90038

      1-323-465-6478

      Mastering and Quality Control for Home

      My Eye Media

      2211 N. Hollywood Way
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-559-7200

      Quality Control for Home

      Radical Media (Outpost Digital)

      1630 12th. St
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      USA

      1-310-752-2300

      Mastering for Home

      Picture Shop

      3900 W. Alameda Ave, 10th Fl.
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-855-SHOP

      Mastering for Home

      Revolution Post

      3000 Olympic Bld. Suite 1100
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      USA

      1-310-570-6463

      Mastering for Home

      Roundabout Entertainment

      217 S. Lake St.
      Burbank, CA 91502
      USA

      1-818-842-9300

      Mastering for Home

      SHED

      2902 Nebraska Avenue
      Santa Monica CA 90404
      USA

      1-310-929-1129

      Mastering for Home

      Technicolor Los Angeles

      6040 Sunset Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90028
      USA

      1-323-817-6600

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      The Farm LA

      1116, 6902 Santa Monica Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90038
      USA

      1-323-785-1620

      Mastering for Home

      Visual Data Media Services

      610 N Hollywood Way,
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-558-3363

      Mastering for Home

      Vubiquity

      3900 W. Alameda Ave. Suite 1700
      Burbank 91505
      USA

      1-818-526-5098

      Mastering for Cinema

    • North America - East

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Company 3

      218 W. 18th Street
      New York NY 10003
      USA

      1-212-687-4000

      Mastering for Home

      DC Color & Amigo Media

      1111 East West Highway, 3rd Floor
      Silver Spring, MD 20910
      USA

      1-240-450-1582

      Mastering for Home

      Deluxe Toronto

      901 King’s Street West, Suite 700
      Toronto, ON M5V3H5
      CANADA

      1-416-364-4321

      Mastering for Home

      Final Frame

      150 W 22nd St. Floor 3
      New York, NY 10011
      USA

      1-212-691-2580

      Mastering for Home

      Goldcrest Post NY

      799 Washington St
      New York, NY 10014
      USA

      1-212-243-4700

      Mastering for Home

      Harbor Picture Company

      185 Varick St. 4th Floor
      New York, NY 10014
      USA

      1-212-209-7688

      Mastering for Home

      IDC (International Digital Centre)

      216 E 45th St., 7th Floor
      New York, NY, 10017
      USA

      1-212-581-3940

      Mastering for Home

      Light Iron New York

      580 Broadway
      New York, NY 10012
      USA

      1-212-775-0020

      Mastering for Home

    • Europe

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Company 3

      142 Wardour St
      London W1F 8DD
      UK

      +44-20-7878-7888

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      Dolby Soho

      4-6 Soho Square
      Soho, London W1D 3PZ
      UK

      +44-20-7406-3200

      Mastering for Home

      Encore

      142 Wardour Street
      London, W1F 8DD
      UK

      +44-20-7149-2000

      Mastering for Home

      Technicolor | London

      28-32 Lexington St
      Soho, London W1F 0LF
      UK

      +44-20-7319-4900

      Mastering for Home

      United

      Frits Spitsstraat 3, 1217 WC
      Hilversum
      Netherlands

      +31-35-773 3100

      Mastering for Home

      Visual Data Media Services

      316-, 318 Latimer Rd
      London W10 6QN
      UK

      +44-20-8962-2600

      Mastering and Quality Control for Home

    • Asia Pacific

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Best & Original Production LTD.

      9 Kai Cheung Rd.
      Sino Industrial Plaza, Unit 1-2, 7F
      Kowloon Bay Hong Kong Island 999077
      Hong Kong
      CHINA

      852-2338-6111

      Mastering for Home

      Dexter

      75 Maebongsan-ro
      Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
      South Korea

      +82 2-6391-7000

      Mastering for Home

      Digital Domain China

      B010, Garden Zone,
      Gaobeidianxiang Jinjiacun Middle Street No.8,
      Chaoyang Dist., Beijing 100022
      China

      8610-8721-5538

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      Imagica Corp.

      HIGASHIGOTANDA 2-14-1
      SHINAGAWA-KU
      TOKYO, 1410022
      Japan

      81-3-3458-1681

      Mastering for Home

      iQIYI

      Haidian North First Street
      2 iqiyi innovation Building, 11th floor
      Beijing, 100080
      China

      86-10-6267-7171

      Mastering for Home

      MAXSFILM

      C9-12, Seven Trees Creative Campus
      55# Banjieta Rd, Chaoyang District
      Beijing, China,100016

      +86-138-1060-3121

      Mastering for Home

      Mocha Chai Laboratories

      65 Ubi Road 1
      Oxley Bizhub , #02-82
      Singapore 408729

      +65-6773-6360

      Mastering for Home

      Sony PCL

      Meguro Tokyu Building
      2-13-17 Kamiosaki
      Shinagawa-ku
      Tokyo, 141 0021
      Japan

      81-3-5792-9300

      Mastering for Home

      Phenom Films

      Room 101
      Building E
      751 D-Park
      NO.4 JiuXianQiao Road
      Beijing, 100015
      China

      +86-10-8459-9701

      Mastering for Home

      Videotech

      2-13-19, Jingumae Shibuya-ku
      Tokyo 150-0001
      Japan

      +81-3-3470-6621

      Mastering for Home

    • Central & South America

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Oxido Post

      Vicente Suárez 19,
      Hipódromo,
      06100 Ciudad de México,
      CDMX, Mexico

      525-5256-1075

      Mastering for Home

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