‘Filmmaker Mode’ to Eliminate Motion Smoothing in 2020, Backed by Nolan and the DGA
Hollywood’s fight against motion smoothing got a major boost this week at CES in Las Vegas, where the UHD Alliance unveiled new information about the new Filmmaker Mode television setting. News broke last August that the UHDA had been working with major directors such as Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Patty Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, Martin Scorsese, and Rian Johnson to introduce a new TV setting that would “preserve the cinematic representation of images as the filmmakers intended when it comes to color, contrast, aspect ratio, and frame rates.” Many of these directors have been working with the UHDA since September 2018 to find a solution that combats motion smoothing.
The UHDA confirmed at CES that Samsung, Philips/TP Vision, and Kaleidescape are joining the previously-announced LG, Panasonic, and Vizio in providing television products in 2020 that offer the Filmmaker Mode setting. LG will include Filmmaker Mode in all of its new 4K and 8K TVs this year. Panasonic’s 2020 OLED TVs will also include the TV setting. UHDA announced at CES that Filmmaker Mode has the support of the Directors Guild of America, the International Cinematographers Guild, the American Society of Cinematographers, and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation.
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