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Sony DADC Adding Dolby Vision to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Authoring Tools

15 Apr, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Sony Digital Audio Disc Corp.’s New Media Solutions April 15 said it will include Dolby Vision in their Ultra HD Blu-ray authoring tools — capable of creating 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles with Dolby Vision later this year. 

Able to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) and a wider color gamut, Dolby Vision adds an enhancement layer to baseline HDR streams as well as improved metadata. The technology would join recently integrated Dolby Atmos object-based audio, triple layer 100GB disc authoring, seamless branching, menus, subtitle conversions, and the baseline HDR-10 profile which ensures HDR playback on any Ultra HD Blu-ray player. 

“As we work with major television manufacturers, studios and distributors to bring Dolby Vision to the home, New Media Solutions will make it even easier for content creators to unlock the ultimate home entertainment experience,” Curt Behlmer, SVP and content solutions and industry relations for Dolby, said in a statement.

NMS’s 4K Ultra HD authoring tools have been utilized on 46 released or in-production Blu-ray releases, which include several of the first upcoming 100GB discs that enable studios to deliver longer feature films, bonus content and features.

NMS’s authoring capabilities are now available in Sony DADC’s London facility for UK & European customers and join NMS’s comprehensive digital ecosystem of services that also include avails management, content and aggregation management, distribution, broadcast play-out, and white-label OTT/commerce services. 

“NMS is unique in that we are able to build our own authoring tools — and have designed them to efficiently integrate with innovative solutions like Dolby Vision,” Seth Hallen, SVP of global creative services for Sony DADC NMS. “This ensures that NMS’s authoring tools are designed to always provide the most advanced 4K Ultra HD features so studios and content owners can always deliver the highest-quality consumer experience.”

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