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Dolby Vision Mastering in UAE

HDR

HDR is considered an important new technological step in image display since it provides an immediately visible clear improvement in image quality, even to the untrained eye and independently of image resolution, screen size or viewing distance. In addition, the increase in data rate for an HDR signal is minimal, thus creating great visual impact for small increase in cost.

What is Dolby Vision?

Dolby has played a key role in the development of HDR for both commercial cinema and home theatre applications. The most significant advantage of Dolby Vision HDR is the addition of dynamic metadata to the core HDR image data.

This metadata carries scene-by-scene instructions that a Dolby Vision-capable display can use to make sure it portrays the content as accurately as possible. Dolby Vision-capable TVs combine the scene-by-scene information received from the source with an awareness of their own capabilities in terms of brightness, contrast and color performance.

The minimum specification for Dolby Vision mastering requires the use of reference monitors with a contrast ratio of 200,000:1, peak brightness of 1000 nits, color range ‘approaching’ the Rec 2020 standard, and support for the SMPTE ST-2084 HDR format.

Dolby Vision Content Producers

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video,Vudu, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros - have all released Dolby Vision contents.
Note - It’s not mandatory for a content creator to deliver both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

DOLBY VISION MASTERING IN UAE

DOLBY VISION MASTERING IN UAE

For more information & services on dolby vision mastering in UAE contact - www.pixelhouse.ae

Grading for vevo - Gara Eh for Ahmed Hassan - EGYPT

Color grading S-log in Sony A7s series cameras

The Sony A7s was definitely one of the hottest cameras from 2014, and as it's been in use for several years now, As a colourist, I have had plenty of opportunity to discover how to obtain the best possible image from it.

When shooting in HD internally, there is a growing consensus among A7s users that it's best practice to expose to the right +2 S (ETTR) (that is, exposure should be compensated brighter without clipping highlights).

Here, the video illustrates the effectiveness of exposing to the right two stops and overexposing a shot and making some quick adjustments in a color grading and achieving the best results.

Before/After color grading

Ahmed Hassan - Gara Eh (Official Video)DOP: Mo Ismael
Editor: Emshad Al Haq
Colourist: Sudip Shrestha
Post Production: Pixel House UAE
Universal Music MENA

Pixelhouse Production

Pixel House is based in Dubai and started operations in 2013 with a main focus on producing TV shows and video production projects.

For more information please visit : pixelhouse.ae