Thursday, 27 February 2014
High Def Digest
Dolby Laboratories has partnered with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures to help the filmmakers behind this year's new 'Godzilla' film mix the blockbuster in Dolby Atmos. Where previous sound formats have been channel-based (ie, limited to 5.1 or 7.1 channels), Atmos revolutionized surround sound with the introduction of "object-based" mixing, which allows 1) sound designers to place one object (like a helicopter) anywhere in a 360 degree surround sound environment with much more precision and control, and 2) any Atmos mix to scale for cinema houses with as few as 9.1 or as many as 64.4 available channels. It is truly the most immersive surround sound format ever created.