• Dolby Vision for Content Creators

    • A new era of storytelling

      The transition from standard dynamic range to high dynamic range (HDR) is as revolutionary an improvement to video since the transition from SD to HD and from black and white to color.

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

        Dolby Vision post production tools and workflows give you what you need to efficiently create both HDR and legacy SDR content and ensures that the look you create in the color suite stays true when experienced across TVs, PCs, tablets, and mobile devices.

    • Create the best HDR experience

      • Reveal extraordinary color

        Dolby Vision delivers more accurate, lifelike color than standard dynamic range and generic HDR. Punch out bright blue skies without losing details In the clouds. Saturate color without clipping like never before. Minimize banding beyond the limitations of HDR10 thanks to 12-bit support.

      • Bring new depth to your content

        With Dolby Vision high dynamic range imaging, you get detailed highlights, deeper blacks with incredible contrast. This results in greater sharpness, depth and 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, PC and mobile - all with different brightness capabilities and color performance. To overcome the challenge of mastering for these variables, Dolby Vision best delivers the artistic intent as set in the HDR reference master through Dynamic Metadata. With Dolby Vision, the colorist is further empowered to create trims for each shot to control how the content maps to the consumer devices. This provides confidence to content creators that their images are represented on all devices with ultimate consistency.

      • The best viewing experience — for today and tomorrow

        When you master content in Dolby Vision, you maintain the full dynamic range of the images and 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 look 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.

    • .

      Dolby Vision

      Generic HDR

      SDR

      Bit depth (higher bit depth = less color banding)

      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, BT 1886

      Mastering luminance

      1,000 min. up to 10,000 nits

      Typically 1,000 nits

      100 nits

      Scene-based metadata

      Per-target artistic trims

    • Filmmaker Profiles

      Discover how today's top filmmakers use the magic of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and to produce spectacular entertainment experiences.

    • Conversations with Oscar® Nominees—2019 Edition

      Listen to podcast conversations with artists nominated for Academy Awards® in sound editing and sound mixing.

    • Create your Dolby Vision grade, with your tools

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

      • The color-grading workflow for home

        Creating the Dolby Vision master grade begins with creating the look for -your master HDR grade first, using a compatible professional color-grading application with the working color space and EOTF of the HDR mastering monitor set to SMPTE ST. 2084 (or PQ) for HDR.

        In order to see the high brightness levels, deep blacks and wide color gamut, 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 automated Dolby Vision analysis to generate (L1) metadata that describes the Minimum, Mean and Maximum pixel value for each shot.

        This function is integrated into many Professional video software tools that support Dolby Vision. The Dolby Vision metadata maps the content in real time, to an SDR Rec. 709, at a standard brightness of 100 nits (as well as other HDR displays). Some content owners may want to make adjustments to the mapping on a shot by shot basis. Using a Colorgrading system that supports Dolby Vision, you can check the mapping and if desired, make adjustments or ‘artistic trims’ (L2 metadata) to the mapped image, to best deliver the creative intent of the HDR master across a wide range of devices. Analysis Metadata creation is included in many professional video tools. Artistic Trims (L2) are available in colorgrading systems and requires a license from Dolby. See our partners list for a complete list of Professional Tools. Click on the Contact Us button above for more info or to inquire about getting the license.

      • The mastering and QC workflow for home

        Create all your high-quality deliverables using the Dolby Vision master grade. Once the color grading is complete, you export the final grade in the highest image quality, typically a 16-bit TIFF or other uncompressed image container and the accompanying Dolby Vision dynamic metadata as an XML file. 

        These archive masters are then imported into a Dolby Vision mastering tool to create the mezzanine file (or Service Master). Mezzanines are typically stored in a JPEG2000 or ProRes 4444, 4444XQ image container. For this process, you can use the Dolby® Professional Tools, or supported 3rd party mastering solution.

        Professional Video tools for Dolby Vision

        After the mezzanine is QC’ed 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. This process is usually completed by the studio, streaming service or 3rd party Dolby Vision compatible encoder.

        The mezzanine can also be rendered to other 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.

      • Basic Dolby Vision Mastering and Playback

        L1 Analysis Metadata Creation

        Available in many Dolby Vision supported Color-grading and QC systems. Basic Dolby Vision is free and can be applied to your HDR content in the color grading suite or prior to encoding your deliverables. Basic Dolby Vision delivers your HDR content with consistent playback across multiple consumer devices.

        Full Dolby Vision Mastering and Playback annual license

        Analysis & Artistic Trim Metadata Creation

        A Dolby Vision license enables supported systems to activate full Dolby Vision capabilities with trim controls.

        Includes Dolby Vision professional software tools:
        • CMU software for externally connected CMU's, real-time monitoring of Rec. 709 and other targets
        • Offline content mapping using CM Offline, a software tool for rendering Rec. 709 and other deliverables
        • Analysis generator using CM_Analyze, a software tool that can create Dolby Vision shot or frame-based analysis metadata from a HDR10 deliverable
        • Mezzinator, a software tool for creating Dolby Vision mezzanines
        • Metafier, a software tool for managing, editing and verifying XML metadata


        Required materials not included

        Content Mapping Unit (CMU) hardware (optional in some cases)
        • The CMU process is either internally integrated in Dolby Vision compatible 3rd party tools or is software that runs on specified external hardware and is required to fully enable Dolby Vision functionality. The hardware is not included and can be purchased separately from an authorized system integrator.

        Authorized CMU System Integrators:

        Dolby Vision Compatible Color-grading Systems:

        Professional Reference Monitor

        For color-grading we recommend a professional reference monitor with the minimum spec as shown below:

        • 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


        Dolby Vision Ecosystem Solutions for Editorial and QC


        Software Tools provided by Dolby


        Dolby Vision Professional Tools
        • CMU software for externally connected CMU's, for real-time monitoring of Rec. 709 and other targets
        • Offline Content mapping (cm_offline), a software tool for rendering Rec. 709 and other deliverables
        • Analysis generator (cm_analyze), a software tool that can create Dolby Vision shot or frame-based analysis metadata from a HDR10 deliverable
        • Mezzinator, a software tool for creating Dolby Vision mezzanines
        • Metafier, a software tool for managing, editing and verifying XML metadata


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


        Optional from Dolby: Dolby Vision Facility Certification (annual)
        • 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 ms887fe92.com as a certified Dolby Vision facility)


        Optional from Dolby: Dolby Vision Annual Mastering Projector Lease
        • 12-month lease of Dolby Vision Laser Projector for cinema grading with installation, service, and support. Contact Us for more information.
    • 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 ms887fe92.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

      2G Digital

      280 E. Magnolia Blvd.
      Burbank, CA 91502
      USA

      +1-818-863-8900

      Mastering for Home

      Apache

      2014 Broadway
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      USA

      1-424-280-4300

      Mastering for Home

      Arsenal FX

      1620 Euclid St,
      Santa Monica, CA 90404
      USA

      1-310-453-5444

      Mastering for Home

      Bitmax

      6255 W. Sunset Blvd
      Suite 1515
      Los Angeles, CA 90028
      USA

      1-323-978-7878


      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

      Cricket Lane Post

      2644 30th Street Suite 102
      Santa Monica, CA 90405
      USA

      1-310-566-8995

      Mastering for Home

      Deluxe Digital Media

      2130 N Hollywood Way
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-526-3000

      Mastering for Home

      Digital Film Tree

      3475 Cahuenga Blvd.
      West Hollywood, CA 90068
      USA

      +1-323-851-3000

      Mastering for Home

      Duplitech

      20000 Mariner Avenue
      Suite 300
      Torrance, CA 90503
      USA

      +1-310-781-1101

      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

      Eurofins Digital Media Services

      2211 N. Hollywood Way
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-559-7200

      Quality Control for Home

      Fotokem

      2801 W Alameda Ave
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-846-3101

      Color Grading and Master QC for Home

      Headquarters Post

      1101 S Flower St.
      Burbank, CA 91502
      USA

      1-818-524-2181

      Color Grading and Master QC for Home

      Illuminate

      10900 Ventura Blvd.
      Studio City, CA 91604
      USA

      +1-323-969-8822

      Mastering for Home

      Keep Me Posted

      4111 W. Alameda Ave.
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-738-7000

      Color Grading and Master QC 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

      MPC

      8921 Lindblade St.
      Culver City, CA 90232
      USA

      1-310-526-5800

      Mastering for Home

      MTI Film

      1016 N Sycamore Avenue
      Hollywood, CA 90038
      USA

      1-323-465-6478

      Mastering and Quality Control for Home

      Pixelogic

      4000 W Alameda Ave,
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-861-2001

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      Picture Shop

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

      1-818-855-SHOP

      Mastering for Home

      Post Haste Digital

      2700 South La Cienega Blvd.
      Culver City, CA 90034
      USA

      +1-310-879-0743

      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

      SIM Los Angeles

      1017 North Las Palmas Avenue
      Hollywood, CA 90038
      USA

      1-323-978-9000

      Mastering for Home

      Skylab

      1090 East Georgia,
      Vancouver, BC
      Canada, V6A 2A7

      604-879-5800

      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

      The Foundation

      3723 W. Olive Avenue,
      Burbank, CA 91505
      USA

      1-818-650-2025

      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

      Warner Bros MPI

      Building 38, 4000 Warner Blvd,
      Burbank, CA 91522
      USA

      1-818-954-2464

      Mastering for Home

    • 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

      Difuze

      2101 Saint-Catherine St,
      Montreal, QC H3H 1M6,
      Canada

      1-514-939-5060

      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

      Light Iron New York

      580 Broadway
      New York, NY 10012
      USA

      1-212-775-0020

      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

      Outpost Digital NYC / Radical Media

      435 Hudson St. #7
      New York, NY 10014
      USA

      1-212-462-1500

      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

      Elamedia Estudios

      Calle Amparo 103, Madrid
      Madrid 28012
      Spain

      +34-91-821-60-72

      Mastering for Home

      Encore

      142 Wardour Street
      London, W1F 8DD
      UK

      +44-20-7149-2000

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      Envy

      50A Rathbone Place,
      London, W1T 1JW,
      UK

      +44-20-8962-2600

      Mastering for Home

      Gorilla Group Post Production

      Gloworks,
      Porth Teigr Way,
      Cardiff, CF10 4GA,
      UK

      +44-29-2245-0100

      Mastering for Home

      Imagion

      Auf der Geig 5,
      54311 Trierweiler,
      Germany

      +49-651-827990

      Color Grading for Home

      Narduzzo/Outpost

      Richmond House, Richmond Hill,
      Bournemouth BH2 6EZ
      UK

      +44-17-5363-0770

      Color Grading for Home

      Technicolor London

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

      +44-20-7319-4900

      Mastering for Cinema and Home

      The Farm

      58-62 Newman Street,
      London, W1T 3EE,
      UK

      +44-20-7437-6677

      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.

      Unit 1-2, 7/F., Sino Ind. Plaza
      9 Kai Cheung Road
      Kowloon Bay,
      Hong Kong SAR

      852-2338-6111

      Mastering for Home

      Blue Post Sydney

      Level 1, Building 61, Fox Studios
      38 Driver Ave
      Moore Park, NSW 2021
      Australia

      (02) 9078 7680 / 0499 982 020

      Mastering for Home

      Definition Films

      Building 53a, FSA
      38 Driver Avenue
      Moore Park, NSW 2021
      Australia

      61-414-745-315

      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

      Futureworks VFX

      6Th Floor, Blue Wave
      Off New Link Road
      Abdheri
      Mumbai 400053
      India

      +91 22 4014 5000

      Mastering for 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

      JVCKENWOOD Video Tech Corporation

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

      +81-3-3470-1792

      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

    • Central & South America

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Quanta Post

      Rua Mergenthaler 1000 - Vila Leopoldina,
      Sao Paulo, 05311-030,
      Brazil

      +55 11 2164-3420

      Mastering for Home

    • Middle East

    • Company

      Address

      Phone

      Service

      Katara Studios

      Katara, Building 11
      P.O. Box 12180 Doha
      Qatar

      +974-4408-0888

      Mastering for Home

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