14

Mar

2016

‘IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 4K’ IN THE THEATRES OF 12 COUNTRIES

‘IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 4K’, the first lyric opera in the world to be captured in UltraHD 50pHigh Dynamic RangeWide Color Gamut, is distributed by 01 DISTRIBUTION in the theatres of the following countries: Italy but also France, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, Germany, Uk, Usa, Spain, Japan, Korea and Australia.

In Italy the famous opera by Gioachino Rossini – celebrating 200 years from the premiere which took place on February 20, 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome – will be projected on March 15th, at 19:45, in 67 theaters. www.all-opera.com/opere/il-barbiere-di-siviglia/

Co-produced by DBW COMMUNICATION together with RAI COM, the opera has been realized and post-produced in  HDR (High Dynamic Range), the new development of 4K format.
The new standard HDR allows to reproduce, on a 4K HDR-enabled Tv set, a brightness level of over 1.000 cd/m2, versus 100 cd/m2 of the standard HD TVs. With higher brightness come better colors (from 16 millions to more than 1 billion).
DBW Communication has finalized two HDR versions of ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia 4K': the first one is HDR-PQ 2084; the second one is HDR-HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). The HDR-HLG is the backwards compatible format, jointly developed by BBC and NHK, which make it possible to broadcast a single signal/stream compatible with both non-HDR and HDR 4K televisions.