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

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2018  -- 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.

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Craig Todd, Dolby Laboratories Fellow, speaks to the audience after receiving the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' Progress Medal for outstanding contributions to the progress of the engineering phases of the motion-picture, television, or motion-imaging industries. Photo Credit: Jordan Fatke

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Sean T. McCarthy receives The Journal Award for authoring the most outstanding paper originally published in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Motion Imaging Journal during the preceding year. Photo Credit: Jordan Fatke

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Jaclyn Pytlarz, Robin Atkins and Elizabeth Pieri receive Journal Certificates of Merit for the article "Objectively Evaluating High-Dynamic Range and Wide-Color Gamut Color" in the March 2017 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. Photo Credit: Jordan Fatke

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.

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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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