Not long ago, the filmmaking industry decided it wanted to reliably and accurately present its content on a wide range of home entertainment screens. Film directors and colorists spend a lot of time perfecting the colors in their craft. According to researcher Andrew Elliot (via Fontiers in Psychology), colors alone can evoke predictable emotions, and many cinematographers use these color theories to record the perfect scene to hit you in the feels.
Dolby Vision’s arrival allowed consumers to experience those colors with perfect accuracy, ensuring that viewers could enjoy a film exactly the way the director intended. It’s the visual counterpart to Dolby Atmos, which is a surround sound technology that uses spatial audio to deliver immersive, authentic audio. Combined, these two technologies have given consumers much less cause to wander into their local theaters, a boon for everyone given the current health climate.
Now, Dolby Vision has come to video games, ensuring a TV displays accurate colors to give the most lifelike experience possible. “When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver colors never before seen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter and blacks that are 10 times darker,” explains Dolby.