(April 23, 2020) The premium HDR format war recently shifted in Dolby’s favor, as 20th Century Fox, a founding member of the HDR10+ Technologies consortium, has indicated its moving support from HDR10+ to Dolby Vision. As reported by FlatPanelsHD.com, 20th Century is “seemingly abandoning the HDR10+ format… after Disney acquired the film studio.”
Initially established in 2017, the HDR10+ Technologies, LLC (formed by 20th Century Fox, Panasonic, and Samsung) was created to push HDR10+ as an attractive alternative to Dolby Vision. Now, due to 20th Century Fox and Panasonic straying from a hard-and-fast loyalty to HDR10+, Samsung is the only founder solely supporting the format.
According to FlatPanelsHD, Disney has been an ardent supporter of Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, and recently removed 20th Century Fox employees responsible for shifting the studio from Dolby Vision to HDR10+. While content from other studios is still being created using Dolby Vision’s rival, Disney’s move to Dolby’s camp could prove to be a severe blow to the health of the format.
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