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Directors Including Martin Scorsese, Rian Johnson Launch ‘Filmmaker Mode’ TV Setting

Soon, you can watch movies on your television as the filmmakers intended.

Martin ScorseseChristopher NolanRyan CooglerPatty JenkinsRian Johnson and other top directors are teaming up with the UHD Alliance — a coalition of Hollywood studios and  consumer electronics manufacturers — to introduce a new UHD TV setting called “Filmmaker Mode.”

On supported television models, “Filmmaker Mode” aims to give viewers a consistent, cinematic representation of images as the filmmakers intended, in terms of color, contrast, aspect ratio and frame rates.

The UHD Alliance also worked with the Directors Guild of America, American Society of Cinematographers, American Cinema Editors and Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation.

Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the upcoming “Knives Out, was on hand for the announcement. He described the new setting with a reference to the “Terminator” movies.

“Your Skynet is motion smoothing. … Luckily our John Connor has arrived,” he said.

He noted, “Many TVs ship with motion smoothing (and other post-processing settings) as a default.”

LG, Panasonic and Vizio announced a commitment to implement Filmmaker Mode in future TVs

“If you love movies, Filmmaker Mode will make your movies not look like poo-poo,” Johnson said.