Park Road Chooses the Dolby Monitor for Critical Color Grading

{{ videoLinkButton.text }} {{ videoLinkButton.text }}

Partner Profile

Park Road Post Production is a premier postproduction facility in Wellington, New Zealand. Developed by filmmakers for filmmakers, Park Road offers a relaxing and inspiring environment for filmmakers to realize their vision. 

Park Road was established as a one-stop shop, with an on-site film laboratory adjoining the picture and sound departments. Park Road is uniquely placed to supply all post services for a feature—from digital and film rushes, stereoscopic alignment, digital intermediate, Foley, and sound mixing through to the final completion of all film and digital deliverables for distribution. Visit the Park Road website.

 

The Company Challenge

Park Road needed a Grade 1 reference monitor that could both perfectly match a DCI P3 digital projector and support high-frame-rate workflows.

"When looking for a Grade 1 monitor replacement, we had a few specific things we needed," said David Hollingsworth, former Head of Picture/Senior Colorist at Park Road. "One was that we spend a lot of time grading in P3 color space now. We were looking for a monitor that truly matches our projection, our DI theatres. And another one is obviously the interest in high frame rate."

At Park Road, projects often move among various rooms in the facility and can't always be displayed on a projector in the digital intermediate theatre. So the colorist needs confidence in a Grade 1 reference monitor that can be perfectly calibrated to match the projector.

 

The Dolby Solution

The Dolby® Professional Reference Monitor satisfied all of Park Road's requirements for a Grade 1 monitor, delivering the confidence of color accuracy, image consistency, and the ability to perfectly match the digital projection environment. The Dolby PRM gave the colorist the ability to accurately view high-frame-rate content throughout the facility.

"The Dolby PRM gives us complete confidence in what we're seeing onscreen," Hollingsworth said. "We have complete confidence that what we are doing and the subtleties that we are introducing are actually going to be replicated later on, and that it's a perfect representation of what we see in the DI theatres and final DCP output."

"What the Dolby PRM gives you is the ability to actually have a true representation of P3 color gamut and color space, as well as the ability to do high-frame-rate grading."

DAVID HOLLINGSWORTH, HEAD OF PICTURE/SENIOR COLORIST, PARK ROAD POST PRODUCTION

Benefits of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor

  • Delivers stability and accuracy — a consistent standard for evaluating images
  • Provides precise color in the DCI P3 gamut, true blacks, and exceptional dark detail
  • Renders consistent images on every Dolby monitor, with the confidence they will match the digital projector
  • Offers the assurance of a true reference display

 

About the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220

The Emmy® Award winning Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220 offers a new standard for critical viewing applications. It renders true black levels, highly accurate dark detail, and the most precise colors at all luminance levels and in all formats. It is the first monitor to accurately display the full latitude of today's high-end digital cameras.

No other display provides the high level of image detail, extreme accuracy, and creative confidence of the Dolby PRM-4220, making it the choice of leading content creators. Ask for the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor on your next project.

Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220

True blacks, superb dark detail, and extended dynamic range make the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor the first viable CRT replacement solution for color-critical work.

Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4220

True blacks, superb dark detail, and extended dynamic range make the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor the first viable CRT replacement solution for color-critical work.