bk|media selected Testronic, the leader in quality control, localization services and compliance, for testing of the feature film Jigsaw. The title is the first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (UHD) disc to be authored in Europe containing Dolby VisionTM High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. Testronic worked closely with bk|media and Dolby to support the process, thus ensuring the quality of the finished product, which utilized the latest in authoring, plus top-tier audio applications and visual elements.
Jigsaw includes Dolby Atmos® audio, making it possible to move sound in 3-dimensional space anywhere in the room, including overhead. The resulting Dolby Vision enhanced title delivers greater brightness and contrast, plus a broader palette of rich colors which transform the home-viewing experience.
“We started working on Dolby Vision towards the end of 2017, with the goal of having our first title on the market by February of2018”, declares bk|media’s CEO Darius Bock. “We’re proud to have achieved this milestone within the expected timeframe, but should mention that without the help of Dolby, DVDLogic (the developers of KITe Authoring application) and of course Testronic, this feat would not have been possible.”
“We’ve been working on Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos projects at both our Burbank and Warsaw sites since the beginning,” says Jason Gish, senior VP Film & Television for Testronic. “They are compelling technologies which together create a more immersive and engaging experience for the consumer and require expert quality assessment to ensure that they meet expectations. We are honored and excited to work with bk|media and Dolby to help usher high quality UHD to the European market.”
Jigsaw, directed by the Spierig brothers, is the latest installment of the popular Saw series. The film stars Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie and is available on physical media.
About Testronic Laboratories
Testronic’s high standards have been protecting clients and safeguarding the consumer experience since 1998 As the leading global provider of quality control, compliance, and localization services for the entertainment industries, including film, television & games, and VR, Testronic ensures efficient and secure delivery of the highest quality consumer deliverables. Based in Burbank (USA), London (UK) and Warsaw (Poland), Testronic offers an unparalleled history of next-generation innovation and service excellence across the entire digital media industry.
Collaborate with German and international film distributors and licensors, helping them to achieve maximum value from their content. Service portfolio includes authoring of DVD, Blu-ray productions and Utra HD Blu-ray, archiving of film content and the digital distribution of Video on Demand data to various global, national and European VOD providers.