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What is Dolby Vision?


Dolby Vision is a way of mastering and delivering HDR to the home.

In post production, this involves a colorist grading on a Dolby Vision HDR monitor called the Pulsar, which has a brightness of 4,000 nits (for comparison, the current standard is 100 nits). This monitor is used to creatively grade the master HDR color grade at the end of the post-production process. An additional “trim pass” is done with the colorist and filmmakers to set the look of the SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) version for backwards compatibility.

In delivery to Netflix, a single-source IMF master contains the HDR master, along with the “trim pass” metadata in order to derive SDR streams.

In delivery to the home, Dolby Vision-certified TVs handshake with our streaming service and deliver the best-looking image possible, based on the capabilities of that specific TV model.

The advantages of using a process like Dolby Vision are:

• For Filmmakers: Creative control over HDR and SDR versions

• For Netflix: Single-source IMF master delivery for all streams

• For Customers: Best-looking image regardless of TV capabilities

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