LG OLED TVs get a Dolby Vision Filmmaker mode – here's why this is so important
When Ny Breaking attended a presentation of LG's then-new LG G3 OLED TV in early 2023, one newsworthy item to emerge from the meeting was that a Dolby Vision Filmmaker Mode was in the works, which could potentially already be implemented in new TVs. 2024.
At CES 2024, that reality has become a reality, with LG revealing that the company's new OLED TVs arriving in 2024 will be the first sets to include a Dolby Vision Filmmaker mode, which was recently finalized by the UHD Alliance, an industry group with members from the consumer electronics and Hollywood production communities.
If you're not familiar with Original Filmmaker Mode, it's a standardized picture preset for TVs developed by the UHD Alliance in response to filmmakers unhappy with the way their movies looked on most TVs, with inaccurate colors and aggressive 'softening' of movements. are two of the most important bottlenecks. Martin Scorcese, Denis Villenueve and Tom Cruise are all big proponents of Filmmaker Mode, which can be found in the best TVs from brands such as LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, Hisense and Vizio.
When Filmmaker Mode is active on a TV, it lowers brightness to reduce the loss of detail in highlights in images, and sets the mode to a “warm” color temperature preset, making colors more accurately reflect what was originally there. was presented on TV. cinema. It also disables motion smoothing and reduces any image enhancement effects used to artificially sharpen the appearance of images.
Dolby Vision Filmmaker Mode: A Filmmaker mode for an HDR world
Although Filmmaker Mode has helped raise awareness of TV picture quality among home theater enthusiasts, it has a rather serious limitation: it cannot be used for watching movies with Dolby Vision HDR. When the TV detects a movie or TV show with Dolby Vision HDR, Filmmaker mode switches to a Dolby Vision picture mode with Dark or Normal presets (or an IQ preset that automatically adjusts based on the lighting conditions in your home). room).
The biggest problem with a TV that makes this switch is that Dolby Vision Normal and IQ presets typically enable motion smoothing – the main reason Filmmaker mode was developed in the first place. Viewers can go into their TV's picture settings and look for an option to turn off motion smoothing, but Filmmaker Mode was also intended to simplify the process of getting good, director-approved footage on a TV.
With the arrival of Dolby Vision Filmmaker Mode in LG's 2024 OLED TV lineup announced at CES, a viewer now streaming a movie in Dolby Vision from the top streaming services like Netflix, Max, and Disney Plus would have Dolby Vision HDR support, must be able to view these. without having to visit your TV's picture menu to disable motion processing. The arrangement will likely be plug-and-play, transferring the benefits of Filmmaker Mode from regular high-definition movies and TV shows to one with Dolby Vision HDR.
We look forward to checking out the Dolby Vision Filmmaker mode on LG's 2024 OLED TVs when they arrive, and will report back on how well the new picture mode works at that time.
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