Dolby Laboratories Employees Honored by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five Dolby Laboratories employees received recognition Thursday night from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) including their highest honor at a ceremony held in Los Angeles.

The Progress Medal is the most prestigious SMPTE award, recognizing outstanding technical contributions to the progress of the engineering phases of the motion-picture, television, or motion-imaging industries.

SMPTE presented the 2018 Progress Medal to Craig Todd, Dolby Laboratories Fellow, in recognition of more than four decades of innovation in the delivery of digital multichannel sound to the theater and the home, as well as significant contributions to high-dynamic-range (HDR) imagery and steadfast support of the standards process worldwide.

The Journal Award, presented to the author of the most outstanding paper originally published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal during the preceding calendar year, was presented to Sean T. McCarthy, Director – Video Strategy and Standards. The article “A Biologically Inspired Approach to Making HDR Video Quality Assessment Easier,” was published in the May/June 2017 issue of the Journal.

Journal Certificates of Merit were presented to Jaclyn Pytlarz, Senior Engineer of Applied Vision Science, Elizabeth Pieri, Engineer – Imaging Applied Research, and Robin Atkins, Senior Manager – Applied Vision Science Group, for the article “Objectively Evaluating High-Dynamic-Range and Wide-Color-Gamut Color Differences,” published in the March 2017 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is based in San Francisco with offices in over 20 countries around the globe. Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Through innovative research and engineering, we create breakthrough experiences for billions of people worldwide through a collaborative ecosystem spanning artists, businesses, and consumers. The experiences people have – in Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, Dolby Voice, and Dolby Audio – revolutionize entertainment and communications at the cinema, on the go, in the home, and at work.

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