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The Magic Inside Dolby
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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.
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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.
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Find Dolby solutions, services, and support that can help you create more engaging products, content, and entertainment experiences.
PC and Mobile
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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Blockbuster director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies) uses Dolby technologies to take audiences along on each fantastic journey.
Dolby Atmos: Enhancing the Cinema Experience
Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, recognizes how sound helps audiences put themselves in the movies.
"Sound is a very important part of the creative process. It's all about immersion. It's about creating the sense that you are there, you are experiencing it," Jackson says. "Any technical development like Dolby Atmos, alongside the various picture developments that are occurring with the image, anything that actually helps enhance that immersive experience and brings more people to the cinema, the better."
"Every single channel, every speaker has got different sounds," the director continues. "You can actually set the audience in the same environment as the characters in the film."
The next time you watch one of Jackson's films, take special notice of the role sound plays in your own experience. You'll find that it's not just what you see, but what you hear that puts you in the story.
Dolby Atmos® provides full creative freedom for filmmakers and ensures that you'll hear the soundtracks exactly as their creators intended.
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Peter Jackson, Director of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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