Lots of television manufacturers agree to include a ‘Filmmaker Mode’ in their new sets.
Over in Las Vegas at the moment, CES 2020 is taking place, a big show showcasing lots of technology that we all won’t be able to afford for a good few years.
But still, occasionally an announcement comes out that’s a bit more reachable. And the broader industry adoption of a Filmmaker Mode for new televisions is one such initiative. It’s been introduced by the group UHD Alliance, and is designed to counter the ‘motion smoothing’ default that many new televisions are set to. Said motion smoothing modes have been hit with a notable backlash from high profile filmmakers, who argue that it changes the look of their films.
As such, the filmmaker mode will be a series of settings on a television that present a film closer to the way that a filmmaker intended. Christopher Nolan for one has issued a statement of support, and the Director’s Guild Of America has given it its stamp of approval too.
The hardware companies that will be supporting the mode with their new televisions include LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Philips and Kaleidescape. LG has promised heavy retail promotion for it too in the US at least.
It’ll take a little while to filter down to the televisions most of us can actually afford, but expect Filmmaker Mode to be a standard addition to new sets over the coming year or two.
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