Panasonic today announced that they will support the recently announced “Filmmaker Mode™” on selected TVs from 2020.
Filmmaker Mode, a pre-set TV mode which disables certain in-TV post-processing such as motion smoothing to better preserve creative intent, was announced last week in Hollywood in a glitzy event featuring Rian Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.
Filmmaker Mode is also being supported by other notable creators, such as Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”, “Interstellar” and the “Dark Knight Trilogy”), Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood” and “Phantom Thread”), Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”, “The Departed”, “Goodfellas”), James Cameron (“Titanic”, “Avatar”) and Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”, “Creed”).
Spearheaded by the UHD Alliance, Filmmaker Mode switches off certain in-TV processing such as motion smoothing, sharpening, noise reduction, overscan etc. Furthermore, it will be consistently named as ‘Filmmaker Mode’ across different TV brands which support it, and will be accessible easily via a button on the remote control.
“As per our message of Hollywood to your Home, Panasonic strongly believes in delivering the creative intent as accurately as possible to our viewers. Accordingly, we were happy to support and lend our weight to this initiative – we believe that is important, especially with so many prominent filmmakers also behind it,” said Yasushi Murayama, of Panasonic, speaking at a press event on the Panasonic Booth.
“Modern televisions have extraordinary technical capabilities, and it is important that we harness these new technologies to ensure that the home viewer sees our work presented as closely as possible to our original creative intentions,” said Christopher Nolan, the celebrated director of such acclaimed films as “Dunkirk”, “Interstellar” and the “Dark Knight Trilogy.” Through collaboration with TV manufacturers, Filmmaker Mode consolidates input from filmmakers into simple principles for respecting frame rate, aspect ratio, color and contrast and encoding in the actual media so that televisions can read it and can display it appropriately.”