- On January 16, 2020
Kaleidescape has joined the UHD Alliance (UHDA), an organization whose goal is to provide consumers with the best possible 4K UHD with HDR experience. In August of 2019, the UHDA announced its plan to develop Filmmaker Mode, a TV setting that would disable post-processing effects added to content playback by the device (e.g. motion smoothing, color correction, changes in frame rates, etc.). Activating Filmmaker Mode will enable content to display the way the filmmaker intended.
Leveraging its wealth of proprietary metadata, Kaleidescape has long set the standard for presenting films in home theaters and media rooms. Kaleidescape players include unique features, such as the ability to automatically adjust the projection screen’s aspect ratio to perfectly fit the content, and trigger changes in room lighting when a movie starts or the end credits roll. The company sees supporting Filmmaker Mode as the next logical step in ensuring that the home presentation matches the director’s intent.
“Since its inception, Kaleidescape has believed that what makes the time spent in watching a film special is when the audience is sucked into the story, free from all distractions and interruptions,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape’s founder and CEO. “Filmmaker Mode’s ability to automatically adjust the display settings for proper film presentation is, therefore, in keeping with our core belief and purpose. We’re truly excited to join UHDA’s initiative and support the cause of so many prominent members of the filmmaking community.”
At CES 2020, the UHD Alliance announced that several Hollywood organizations and electronics manufacturers have joined them in support of Filmmaker Mode.
Kaleidescape has begun working on a software update for UHDA’s Filmmaker Mode and will provide the details on availability when it is ready for distribution to customers.