On the initiative of some famous directors such as Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, the UHD Alliance has defined a special cinematic mode, the "Filmmaker Mode", which is intended to present films on television as closely as possible to their creators.
Modern televisions offer a whole range of possibilities for users to optimise the presentation of special content - be it sports or video games - on their TV according to their viewing habits and wishes. The new mode is intended to provide a particularly true-to-original and cinematic experience.
In the new "Filmmaker Mode", for example, all post-processing, such as motion smoothing, which has been controversial for a long time, is deactivated, which has long been a nuisance for filmmakers - and also Tom Cruise, because it gives films a video look. In addition, Filmmaker Mode is supposed to ensure that films are not only displayed in the correct aspect ratio, but also with the original colors, contrast and frame rate. This means that special metadata must be defined to provide this information to the televisions.
The filmmaker mode is similar to Netflix Calibrated Mode, but potentially has a much longer range, since only Sony - and recently also Panasonic - have equipped only a few expensive top models with it. The members of the UHD Alliance, on the other hand, covers almost all industry sizes (such as LG, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Dolby, Panasonic, Amazon and Netflix).
Manufacturers like LG, Vizio and Panasonic want to implement Filmmaker Mode in their televisions and will announce corresponding models. Whether it will also benefit firmware upgrade models that are already on the market is not clear.
In contrast to other picture modes, which first have to be called up via menus, the new filmmaker mode should either be activated automatically, by metadata embedded in the content, or can be switched on with a single key. Filmmaker Mode is supported by numerous directors such as J.J. Abrams, Patty Jenkins, James Cameron, Ryan Cogler, Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson and Ang Lee, who all have a great interest as artists in ensuring that their works can be shown and seen as faithfully as possible.
The UHD Alliance of Filmmaker Modes was involved in the development of the specifications by the Directors Guild of America and The Film Foundation. The latter was founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese with the aim of preserving and restoring old films. Film lover Scorsese also sees a big chance for these analogue classics through the Filmmaker fashion: namely that they can be seen exactly as intended by the makers, with all their very special features and looks. more infos at bei www.experienceuhd.com