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The Magic Inside Dolby
The Dolby Institute
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Working at Dolby
Learn how we support up-and-coming filmmakers during the creative process.
Get an inside look at how our team of scientists and engineers creates the magic behind your entertainment experiences.
Dolby in the Cinema
Be captivated by your favorite movies in Dolby sound.
Dolby Surround 7.1
Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound
Dolby Atmos propels you into the story with powerful, all-around sound.
Find a Movie Theatre
See your favorite movies in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, or Dolby 3D.
Dolby at Home
Transform your living room into a sophisticated home theater with amazing sound and true-to-life video quality.
The Evolution of Surround Sound
Dolby led the evolution of stereo sound into surround and beyond.
Dolby Vision captures the story with incredibly bright colors, ultra-dark blacks, and vivid hues.
Dolby on the Go
Stellar sound quality. All of your favorite content. Wherever life takes you.
Amazon and Dolby Are Changing Mobile
Learn how Dolby and Amazon are changing the way you enjoy mobile entertainment.
Rediscover the Magic of Life of Pi
Hear the difference Dolby audio makes when you watch Life of Pi on your mobile device.
Dolby at Work
Improve productivity by transforming the conference call into an in-person meeting experience with Dolby Voice and the Dolby Voice Conference Phone.
Dolby Voice Conference Phone
Feel like you're right there in the room with the stunning clarity of Dolby Voice.
We've reinvented the conference phone to deliver lifelike clarity and conversational ease.
Partners and Professionals
Find Dolby solutions, services, and support that can help you create more engaging products, content, and entertainment experiences.
PC and Mobile
Apply for a license to include Dolby technologies in your products.
Log in to the Dolby Customer portal to find partner tools, documents, and policies.
Find warranty and policy information for Dolby hardware and software.
It's the rare person who can travel between the artistic and scientific worlds with ease. Ray Dolby connected the two with inventions that expanded the creative possibilities for musicians, filmmakers, and other artists.
Ray Dolby: The Artist’s Inventor
When Ray Dolby founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965, movies and television featured only one channel of sound, and record producers were limited to a handful of audio tracks. Much of what happened since then to improve the sound of entertainment can be traced to the efforts of Ray Dolby—not just his technical innovations but the impact they had on artists.
"Dolby's work changed the way movies were made," said director Philip Kaufman, "because sound became a powerful artistic element, and you could do things with sound that had never been done before."
Ray Dolby was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1933 and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. From 1949 to 1957, he worked on various audio and instrumentation projects at Ampex Corporation, where he led the development of the electronic aspects of the Ampex® videotape recording system. In 1957, he graduated from Stanford University and left for England on a Marshall Scholarship to continue his studies at Cambridge University. He received a PhD in physics from Cambridge in 1961.
Dolby had a desire to explore the unknown, a quality he shared with the artists who would later embrace his technologies.
Learn more about what Dolby is working on at the labs and behind the scenes.
Ray built Dolby Laboratories into a global company.
George Lucas, Director
In his lifetime, Dolby would earn more than 50 US patents, and the company he started would flourish as a place where scientists and engineers push the limits of sight and sound. Since 1965, thousands of films and billions of products have featured Dolby® technologies.
Ray Dolby died on September 12, 2013, in San Francisco at the age of 80.
The awards and honors Ray Dolby received during his lifetime include:
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