Christopher Nolan and Others Team Up to Make Filmmaker Mode on UHD TVs

Filmmaker Mode

Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and J.J. Abrams join a coalition of filmmakers, studios, and electronics manufacturers to introduce a new UHD TV setting called Filmmaker Mode. The UHD Alliance also brings together filmmakers like Ryan Coogler, Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, M. Night Shyamalan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ava DuVernay, Judd Apatow, Ang Lee, Reed Moreno, and the Duffer Brothers to back the setting which is aimed at preserving the filmmaker’s vision on consumer displays. Hollywood studios like Warner Bros. and Universal, as well as electronics manufacturers like LG, Panasonic and Vizio will additionally lend support to Filmmaker Mode.

Current TVs use advanced video processing capabilities to offer consumers a broad range of options in viewing various types of content, ranging from sports to video games. Filmmaker Mode will allow viewers to enjoy a more cinematic experience on their UHD TVs when watching movies by disabling all post-processing (e.g. motion smoothing, etc.) so the movie or television show is displayed as it was intended by the filmmaker, preserving the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates.

“Filmmaker Mode ensures the original intent of the filmmaker, the technical aspects and the way in which we finished the film in the edit suite, and the color timing room gets to the viewer the way we intended.”
– Christopher Nolan

To learn more about Filmmaker Mode, check out filmmakermode.com.

by Teddy Blass
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