Sony DADC New Media Solutions Showcases New Proprietary Tools On 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles

Major Studios Tap Cutting Edge 4K Ultra HD Disc Authoring Services to Deliver Enhanced Audio & Video Capabilities

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 4, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Sony DADC New Media Solutions (NMS) today announced the implementation of its new Ultra HD™ (UHD) Blu-ray authoring tools on the 2016 scheduled 4K Ultra HD Disc releases of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chappie, Hancock, Pineapple Express, Salt, and The Smurfs 2, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Wild and Maze Runner: Scorch Trials. As a leading pioneer in authoring technologies, NMS designed its proprietary toolset to efficiently integrate and deliver advanced functionality of UHD Blu-ray to help major studios and content owners deliver a theater quality experience into consumer's homes.

"Our teams leverage numerous years of expertise to develop and create the most advanced and reliable tools that bring powerful features to production workflows and easily integrate cutting edge tools like Sony's newest encoder to produce spectacular UHD images," said Prabhu Anbananthan, VP Technology, Sony DADC New Media Solutions. "With features like High Dynamic Range, wide color gamut and immersive audio, UHD Blu-ray promises to deliver an unprecedented consumer experience."

At the forefront of authoring services for the past twenty years, NMS was instrumental in the development and launches of DVD™, Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, BD-Live™, and UltraViolet™ formats. NMS also helped develop the technology for UHD compression and employs Sony's latest encoding technology to yield high quality 4K/UHD HDR video from diverse content sources. In November, NMS became the first facility to have passed the official Blu-ray Disc Association First Product Model Verification (FPMV) under Commercial Audio Visual (CAV) Profile 6.0. NMS also supports advanced content protection such as AACS forensic watermarking and created the official AACS test disc.

NMS' advanced authoring capabilities include Dolby Atmos object-based audio format, DTS:X object-based audio format, standards compliant HDR-10 profile, triple layer 100G disc authoring, seamless branching, and dual-zone technology to maximize disc capacity, menus, and subtitle conversions.  These advanced authoring tools join NMS' comprehensive digital ecosystem of services that also include avails management, content and aggregation management, distribution, broadcast playout, and white-label OTT/Commerce services.  For more information about Sony DADC NMS visit

"Blu-ray™", "Blu-ray 3D™", "BD-Live™ " and "Ultra HD Blu-ray™" are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. "DVD™" is a trademark of DVD FLLC (Format Logo Licensing Corporation) and "UltraViolet™" is a trademark of DECE.

About Sony DADC New Media Solutions

Sony DADC New Media Solutions provides complete digital supply chain solutions to power a new era of media consumption. Major film studios, broadcasters, music labels, game companies, software providers, and other content providers rely on us for innovative technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer demand and emerging multichannel distribution models. Our market insight, proven expertise across both physical and digital media, and strategic partnerships throughout the industry enable us to provide unmatched end-to-end services that deliver the speed, efficiency, and quality required by today's digital media businesses and the audiences they serve.

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