Explain Filmmaker Mode briefly and simply. What is Filmmaker Mode – this is the mode in the TV settings when you turn on which all additional settings and additional image processing programs are turned off.
Filmmaker Mode (Movie Maker Mode) Why is it on TV
In mid-2019, it announced its intention to install Filmmaker Mode on TVs. This initiative was supported by Hollywood studios and TV manufacturers, companies that are part of the UHD alliance. Who does not know UHD alliance was created in 2015 with the goal of standardizing 4K or UHD video.
As a result, Filmmaker Mode became one of the chips of the CES 2020 exhibition. But let’s not pay attention to advertising, they say this super good mode will allow the user to see the film as it was conceived and so on, this is all advertising.
How Filmmaker Mode Works
If you look at Samsung and LG TVs, then when you turn on Filmmaker Mode, Advanced Color Enhancer, True Color Accuracy Pro, Object Depth Enhancer, Quad Step Noise Reduction, Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer are turned off. The TV will receive and show video without additional processing.
It turns out that image improvement programs are not very good for watching high-quality video. But in principle, this was understandable before, if the quality of the original video is good, then why improve it further. But the question is, why then in the TV AI processors, the last hit of 2019. It turns out that if you want to watch high-quality video, watch it as it is shot and there is no need to improve anything.
Why was invented Filmmaker Mode
Why did Filmmaker Mode come up with statements that directors and producers want to show films to the audience as a movie theater, perhaps, but somehow I do not really believe it, the main income from the film comes from rental in the movie theater.
Most likely it was more necessary here to present something at the exhibition, but there was nothing special to present. TVs reached the peak of perfection by 2020. Further improvement there is no technical ability and resources. So a new trend for TVs was invented.
How to turn Filmmaker Mode on and off
There are two control modes Filmmaker Mode
- With remote control
- When receiving HDR video, it is planned to add to the metadata of HDR video, a command to enable Filmmaker Mode
Limitations for Filmmaker Mode
Remote control mode can of course be turned on for any video. But ideally, Filmmaker Mode is designed only for UHD video with HDR support. For videos of other formats, it is useless and can even significantly degrade the image, since according to the developers, the image size will correspond to the received video. The TV will not zoom.