Global technology giants Panasonic and JVC have teamed up and announced an exciting new collaboration to optimise projection system performance.
The two firms have rolled out a partnership that offers increased picture quality when JVC native 4K projectors are used with Panasonic’s DP-UB9000 UltraHD Blu-ray disc player.
The collaboration utilises the two products to produce high-quality HDR images. According to the firms, the partnership is based upon taking advantage of the HDR Optimizer feature, which tone maps HDR10 content based on the metadata to match the capabilities of a connected display device.
In order to get full benefit from the improved HDR images, projection systems will need to utilise one of two dedicated colour profiles. The profiles work in conjunction with the DP-UB9000’s HDR Optimizer option to produce the best possible image.
The choice of HDR profiles comes down to dealer or homeowner preference for image quality. The high luminance option prioritises image brightness and the basic setting prioritises wide colour gamut reproduction.
A new firmware update for the new HDR profiles is being made available by Panasonic, whilst updated disc players with the new firmware will soon start shipping.
Speaking in light of the announcement, Panasonic’s business development manager Bill Voss, spoke of the company’s pleasure at working with JVC:
‘The JVC native 4K D-ILA projector and the UB9000 with its unique features are a great fit…We are very excited about this collaborative effort to bring consumers the best in home entertainment.’