The UHD Alliance’s ‘Filmmaker Mode’ is proving a must-have extra to include on TVs at this year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas where all this year’s biggest electronics get shown off.
Filmmaker Mode is essentially an easy way to tweak the settings of televisions so as to maintain the filmmaker’s intent for each presentation. The most important element being turning off motion smoothing and other post-processing elements built into TVs.
Samsung, Philips, Kaleidescape, and the Film Foundation have joined others in support of Filmmaker Mode, as have three Hollywood guilds – the Directors Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers and the International Cinematographers Guild.
The newcomers join already signed up companies like LG Electronics, Panasonic and Vizio which announced their support for the program back in August. LG has gone a step further, incorporating Filmmaker Mode into its entire line-up of 4K and 8K TVs coming this year and plan to “aggressively promote it at retail”.
Panasonic has also stated their 2020 OLED HD 2000 series will support Filmmaker Mode, with more models to be added soon.