Technicolor accelerates content production compliant with UHD Alliance specifications
Paris (France), December 11, 2015 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY) announced today that following the UHD Alliance completion of specifications for Ultra HD displays and content, that it is accelerating content production that is compliant with those specifications. Technicolor is a founding member of the UHD Alliance and has been a vocal supporter of an open-standard for next-generation video which will allow consumers to buy devices and content with confidence.
Technicolor has worked with its global teams and major content owners over the last year to develop a new 4K HDR workflow for new titles, a cost-effective solution to remaster existing libraries, and the infrastructure to replicate the first Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Disc – all of which meet the new UHD Alliance specifications.
Content creators working on new titles can utilize Technicolor’s extensive global team of colorists and color scientists to natively grade content in HDR. Technicolor has already graded several films to the UHD Alliance’s HDR specifications for Twentieth Century Fox including Spy and Fantastic Four. Technicolor has also worked with Amazon—the first video service to offer HDR—to grade its Amazon Original Series including Bosch, Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks in HDR quality.
Those looking for an opportunity to unlock new value in the millions of hours of existing library content in a new, higher-quality format can remaster their libraries with Technicolor’s remastering services. Technicolor utilizes its unique Intelligent Tone Management plugin for major color grading systems which dramatically reduces the time to create HDR content from archives of video content. Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management recently won the Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumière award which is their highest honor for outstanding technologies that advance the entertainment industry.
Technicolor’s Home Entertainment Services team also announced it is fully certified by the Blu-ray Disc™ Association to create 4K HDR Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Discs. They are preparing to ship launch titles in the first quarter of 2016, timed with the release of new disc players.
“After a year of dedicated work to define what next-generation video entertainment will look like, Technicolor welcomes the completion of the UHD Alliance specifications which will allow content owners to create next-generation content with confidence that it will look great on all next-generation displays,” said Mark Turner, Vice President of Partner Relationships and Business Development at Technicolor. “With cross-ecosystem expertise, and a fundamental understanding of storytelling, Technicolor’s well-tested HDR pipeline maintains the integrity of creative intent from set to screens. We look forward to helping our partners develop new libraries of compelling content.”
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.
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