Dolby Vision: Enhancing Today's Viewing Experience

Dec 26, 2017

Current consumer video delivery and cinema standards are based on the limitations of old technologies and require altering the original content before it can be reproduced for playback—dramatically reducing the range of colors, brightness, and contrast from that captured by modern cameras. Dolby Vision changes that, giving creative teams the confidence that images will be reproduced faithfully on TVs, PCs, and mobile devices that feature Dolby Vision.

Dolby Vision is a natural complement to Dolby Atmos®. It gives movie, television, and game creators the tools they need to create experiences that preserve the creative intent and let consumers experience truly immersive content without compromise. For manufacturers of televisions, game consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices, Dolby Vision unlocks the full capabilities of their hardware and creates a premium experience that can increase use and enjoyment of these products.

Dolby Vision™ transforms the way you experience movies, TV shows, and games with incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. By fully leveraging the maximum potential of new cinema projection technology and new TVs’ display capabilities, Dolby Vision delivers high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-color-gamut content. The result is a refined, lifelike image that will make you forget you are looking at a screen.

The Dolby Vision workflow is very similar to existing color-grading workflows. The goal is to preserve more of what the camera captured and limit creative trade-offs in the color grading and mastering process. The goal of the Dolby Vision grading process is to capture the artistic intent in the reference grade.

Check out this very useful introductory article by Mark Doonegan, "Dolby Vision and HEVC, an Introduction" at this link:

Another great primer on Dolby Vision (HDR, workflow etc.) is this white paper from Dolby Labs: