As an audio engineer I’ve never been a Dolby fan. At home everything plays in DTS. However, Dolby recently stepped things up in two ways. One of them is major.
The whole 5.1 to 6.1 to 7.1 thing has been quite gimmicky and a bit of a hassle for content creators. Do I really need a 7.1 mix for my short film? I have a 7.1 system at home and don’t even use it as such merely because most things aren’t created in 7.1. Dolby has introduced a new dimension to surround sound. This might be a little ahead of it’s time for home theatres but it could bring someone like me back out to watch movies in public again. Watch the video for more details. Also, Dolby has created a sort of master “wrapper” file for it’s movie audio mixes. This is major because in the sea of various movie systems I lose control of how my 5.1 movie mix will sound on maybe a stereo television. This “wrapper” file can contain metadata for all systems to ensure that the creator’s integrity is maintained.
8 comments April 26th, 2012 Logrithmic