SMPTE Working on Improved Digital Cinema Sound Systems
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is establishing a group dedicated to cinema sound for the first time in over 30 years.
The Technology Committee will be known as TC-25CSS, and is one of a number of committees focused on digital cinema.
There’s an impetus for sound specialists to develop improved sound systems. The result is 3D or immersive sound.
Disney’s Brave Movie Premier to Feature Dolby Atmos
Dolby Labs announced the names of select movie theatres nationwide that will screen Disney Pixar’s “Brave” movie in Dolby Atmos — the new audio platform that will change the experience of sound in entertainment.
The world premiere of Brave will take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre — using Dolby Atmos and Dolby 3D to transport the audiences into the adventure — with a lifelike and immersive sensory cinema experience.
Following the premiere, Dolby Atmos will continue to wow Brave audiences at select theatres beginning June 22.
via Dolby Labs
Immersive Cinema Sound Systems are Ready to Launch
Cinema sound is back on the agenda, as five manufacturers launch systems intended to align sound with the improvements in image quality brought about by digital cinema.
Three of the systems are moving away from channel-based sound systems (5.1, 7.1 and so on) and into so-called immersive sound, effectively object-based sound tracks that can be mixed more flexibly.
The front-runner because of its brand recognition and long experience is Dolby Laboratories, which is developing the Dolby Atmos system for a product launch in Q1 2013.