First ‘IMAX Enhanced’ Titles Arrive on 4K Blu-ray

DTS today announced the release of the first two IMAX Enhanced 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs.

A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, and Journey to the South Pacific, narrated by Cate Blanchett, are IMAX-produced documentaries that have been remastered for playback on IMAX Enhanced AV gear available from Denon, Marantz, Sony, and others.

Announced in September, IMAX Enhanced is a licensing and certification program developed by IMAX and DTS under which Ultra HD/HDR content with immersive DTS:X surround sound is digitally remastered for playback on IMAX Enhanced AV products certified to meet stringent performance standards.

IMAX Enhanced discs are produced using a proprietary post-production process said to produce more vibrant colors, greater contrast, and sharper clarity. IMAX Enhanced AV components are equipped with a variant of the DTS:X codec technology designed to deliver an “IMAX signature sound experience with more immersive, powerful sound” and include an IMAX Mode “optimized to play digitally remastered content as the filmmaker intended in the home.”

Additional IMAX Enhanced titles are on the way, according to IMAX and DTS.

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true audio's picture

Well.. so I'm halfway there. I have the SR8012 and the Oppo 205.(still in the box, seal untouched).I have an Epson 6030ub. So who is going to be the first to be able to play I-MAX Inhanced video. I already have a Pioneer BDP-09, and the Oppo. I'm willing and ready to dig a 6ft hole for a 4K projector, but it must be able to process the new video format...Frustrating to say the least! All comments welcome !

Old Ben's picture

I don't understand. Is "IMAX Enhanced" a new HDR and audio format like Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, respectively? What experience will I get if I don't have "IMAX Enhanced" gear all the way through my system?

brenro's picture

We know quantifiably how Dolby Vision and HDR 10 work. All we have for this is ad copy.

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HDTV1080P's picture

Imax Enhanced is a certification program just like THX was. It is not a new format but a certification process that equipment and Blu-rays can get so consumers known that they are purchasing a certain quality level.