Topics covered in this article:
- Common Dolby Vision Master delivery formats
- Recommendations for Dolby Vision QC
Dolby Vision content can be delivered in a few different ways and this is usually dependent on the request from the studio that owns or commissions the project.
The most popular ways to deliver a Dolby Vision Master are as follows:
- 16-bit Tiff image Sequence + Dolby Vision XML
- ProRes 4444 XQ (.mov) + Dolby Vision XML
- Dolby Vision MXF mezzanine
- Dolby Vision IMF mezzanine
In each case, there will be an HDR PQ image component (Tiff, ProRes, Jpeg2000, etc.) and accompanying Dolby Vision metadata that may be embedded (mxf, etc.) or a sidecar XML.
Recommendations for Dolby Vision QC
When delivering a Dolby Vision Master, it is highly recommended to check (QC) the deliverables before sending them to the studio or client. Since Dolby Vision deliverables have metadata that have to perfectly align and match the content, it is important to check and verify that the picture and metadata work well together before final delivery.