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Dolby Atmos propels you into the story and into the music with powerful, all-around sound.
Dolby Atmos® goes far beyond surround sound to create a new level of realism for moviegoers. In a movie with Dolby Atmos, cinema sound moves around the theatre to match what you see on the screen.
Cinemas equipped for Dolby Atmos have overhead speakers that heighten the realism. Rain on a roof, airplanes taking off—you'll hear the sounds exactly where they would be in real life.
Dolby Atmos give filmmakers full creative control over the placement and movement of sound around the audience. No matter the size of the theatre, you'll always see and hear the full realization of their creative visions.
Theatres equipped for Dolby Atmos employ up to 64 independently controlled speakers. You'll hear extraordinary power and impact when the director calls for it. You'll also hear the most subtle details with amazing clarity.
Experience Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos takes a unique and innovative layered approach to sound design.
A Dolby Atmos soundtrack starts with a base layer that consists largely of static ambient sounds, mixed using the familiar channel-based method. Layered on top of these are dynamic audio elements that can be positioned and moved precisely to correspond to the images onscreen.
Metadata records how these elements should behave during playback—behavior that best matches the director's intent, regardless of theatre configuration. This dual-layer approach gives film creators greater power and freedom while ensuring you have a consistent experience in any theatre.
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Dolby Atmos provides a complete platform for cinema sound. It offers powerful solutions for creators, distributors, and exhibitors alike.
Tell your story more powerfully, with unprecedented control over the placement and movement of sound within the theatre.
Greatly simplifies your operations by eliminating multiple format inventories. With Dolby Atmos, the same file will play in any theatre.
Delivers a compelling experience that your audiences can get only at the cinema and optimizes playback for any speaker configuration.
Content creators can now place and move sound anywhere in a theatre. Overhead speakers open up new possibilities. Added side surrounds closer to the screen improve transitions.
A soundtrack will play back faithfully in any theatre. Dolby Atmos works across a wide array of speaker configurations and auditorium shapes and sizes.
Dolby Atmos can automatically create 5.1 and 7.1 deliverables. A single Digital Cinema Package (DCP) inventory simplifies distribution.
Content creators can continue to use familiar tools and processes.
Added to the traditional channel-based workflow, these allow you to control discrete sound elements in the theatre. Objects are static or can move and are controlled by metadata.
The brain of the Dolby Atmos platform, the RMU provides the rendering engine for the mix stage, plus tools for room configuration, management, and print mastering. Using MADI–based audio connectivity, the RMU connects to the mix client via Ethernet.
Enables communication with the RMU. It provides metering and monitoring control, visual feedback and mix information for the mixer, print-mastering controls, and transport control for playback of existing print masters on the RMU.
Sound mixers can efficiently capture the director's vision and then monitor or automatically generate 5.1- and 7.1-channel versions in real time. All the artistic intent is embedded in a file within a single DCP.
AAX Native plug-in for Pro Tools® 10 systems or later, controlled directly from any control surface compatible with Pro Tools. Includes three-dimensional panning control for audio objects, user control for object size, and preset elevation modes.
The Dolby Secure Content Creator SCC2000 supports the creation of SMPTE packaged DCPs containing a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
AMS Neve has updated the Digital Film Console (DFC) to natively support mixing in Dolby Atmos. For more information and support, please visit the AMS Neve website.
Any Harrison MPC or Trion™ console running the IKIS™ automation engine can be updated to allow direct communication to the Dolby Atmos RMU and object control from each console channel. For information, please visit the Harrison Consoles website.
Integration with Pro Tools is achieved through the Dolby Atmos Panner plug-in. The plug-in sends metadata to the RMU and allows control of audio objects in a mix. For more information, please see the Authoring for Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound Manual.
Dolby Atmos eliminates multiple print masters—a single DCP includes the information necessary for any theatre configuration. Dolby Atmos builds intelligence into audio files, eliminating the need for multiple versions and keys.
Dolby Atmos frees content creators to explore new ways of matching audio to onscreen visuals and makes it easy for you to deliver their intentions intact to your audience.
Dolby Atmos captures the artistic intent for a wide variety of theatre configurations at the time of mixing and embeds that information in the DCP. It ensures a consistent experience in any theatre, from 5.1 or 7.1 up to 64 channels.
Dolby Atmos supports up to 128 simultaneous and lossless audio streams and allows up to 64 discrete speaker feeds. It includes overhead speakers and adds side surrounds closer to the screen for improved transitions.
One DCP and one key will play in any theatre in a complex.
Dolby Atmos captures the director's intent and brings it intact to any theatre of any size and configuration, from 5.1 and 7.1 up to 64 channels. It ensures that the audience experience is always the best possible for your specific playback environment.
Dolby Atmos combines distinct sound elements with traditional channel-based audio content. It supports up to 128 simultaneous and lossless audio streams and allows for up to 64 discrete speaker feeds.
Dolby Atmos redefines the cinema experience by offering content creators new ways to tell their stories. It adds the ability to control distinct sound elements in a soundtrack to the traditional channel-based approach for mixing.
If you want to get the most from your theatres now while looking to the future, Dolby Atmos provides your ideal solution. You can make upgrades at once or incrementally, and at every point Dolby Atmos maximizes the audio performance of your theatre.
"Dolby Atmos provides the completely immersive sound experience that filmmakers like myself have long dreamed about."
—Peter Jackson, Cowriter, Director, and Producer, The Hobbit trilogy
"We needed a workflow that matched what we use already. It was the only way Dolby Atmos could work for The Hobbit in the time frame we had. Dolby had really great ideas for integration and developed the tools we needed for a bulletproof process."
—Gilbert Lake, Park Road Post Production, Dolby Atmos Rerecording Mixer, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
"For Oblivion, I chose Dolby Atmos for both its immersive quality and clarity of sound. Sound effects can be placed very accurately in almost any direction, pulling you deeper into the story."
—Joseph Kosinski, Director, Oblivion
"Dolby Atmos offers a whole new range of creative possibilities for our team of artists creating the mix for Iron Man 3."
—David F. Alfonso, Owner, Todd-AO
"It's very intuitive, very easy to use, very user friendly from a UI perspective, and it does what it does very well."
—Erin Michael Rettig, Twentieth Century Fox, Mix Tech, Life of Pi
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