HZ2000, Panasonic

The HZ2000 is the world’s first OLED TV to support both Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode in addition to Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HLG Photo, the still image format which brings still photography into the HDR world.

Furthermore, not only does it support Filmmaker Mode, but it adds to Panasonic’s original “Intelligent Sensing” which dynamically adjusts the picture based on ambient light levels. Tuned together with Hollywood studios to ensure a perceptual colour and picture match with the creative intent, this feature ensures that viewers can enjoy Hollywood level HDR picture quality whether in dark or well-lit environments.

Dolby Vision IQ extends the benefits of Dolby Vision beyond HDR by intelligently optimizing picture quality experiences for viewers regardless of ambient light or content type – all without consumers picking up their remote.

For true film enthusiasts and postproduction partners, Panasonic also expanded the calibration possibilities by adding two addition calibration points at world’s first 0.5% and 1.3% signal levels. This allows viewers to control the transition out of black with even higher levels of precision. Viewers also for the first time on Panasonic TVs are able to calibrate Dolby Vision content too.

Tuned by Technics: In terms of sound, the HZ2000 features innovative built-in upward-firing speakers capable of delivering Dolby Atmos immersive audio with total ease and convenience. The total audio system has also been tuned by Technics engineers. With support for voice assistants, the HZ2000 can integrate seamlessly with a Smart Home setup.

Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel: No ordinary OLED panel, the bespoke Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel has been exclusively customized by Panasonic R&D engineers. This has resulted in even greater control of the parameters that affect picture quality. In particular, the peak has been boosted by around 20 percent and average brightness levels have also been increased significantly and contrast handling improved, resulting in increased dynamic range. HDR content now looks even more impactful, with the HZ2000 effortlessly able to reproduce tricky scenes of variable bright-ness and contrast often found in cinematic and sports contents. As a result of this level of customization, combined with the exceptional colour-optimizing skills of Sonnenfeld, Panasonic has created some of the most accurate, cinematic images ever seen on a TV.

Filmmaker Mode: Developed by the UHD Alliance, Filmmaker Mode allows users to enjoy cinematic video as it was intended by creators through pressing just a single button on the remote control. When activated, Filmmaker Mode respects the frame rate, aspect ratio, colour and contrast of the content whilst also turning off noise reduction and sharpening. The mode is supported by a who’s who of Hollywood directors, including Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Patty Jenkins, Ryan Coogler, and Paul Thomas Anderson and many others.

Furthermore, Panasonic uniquely builds on top of Filmmaker Mode in the HZ2000 by also using the advanced external sensors in the TV to adjust the picture intelligently according to ambient light levels. Whereas HDR content could look too dark when viewed in a well-lit room, Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing perceptually matches the impression of viewing the content in an ideal darkened environment even if you are sitting in a well-lit living room. This means that viewers will see all the details you supposed to see, even in very dark scenes. To ensure that this feature matches the creators’ intentions, Panasonic’s engineers worked together extensively with two Hollywood studios to ensure the best possible perceptual match. Filmmaker Mode with Intelligent Sensing supports content in HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, and SDR.

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