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The Magic Inside Dolby
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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
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Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator lets you record 5.1-channel audio directly to your camcorder or digital camera. Your recordings will play through any home theater or other playback system featuring Dolby Digital.
Follow the lead of professional filmmakers and capture the whole experience in surround sound.
Play the audio you record through your home theater or any other playback system that features Dolby® Digital, the established standard for multichannel sound.
Incorporate professional-grade audio in your own movies with technology based on that used for movie soundtracks, DVDs, TV programming, and games.
Store 5.1 channels of audio in just a fraction of the space required for two-channel PCM audio.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator makes it easy to shoot and edit your own videos with great audio. While the picture quality of even an inexpensive camcorder can be spectacular, the sound quality often falls short. But now your videos can feature the same high-quality surround sound you hear at the movies.
At the core of Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is Dolby Digital, the technology that allows movie studios, television networks, and other content providers to compress the size of multichannel audio files without impairing the sound quality. The smaller the file, the easier it is to distribute. This efficiency has helped Dolby Digital become the preferred multichannel audio solution for the cinema, DVDs, HDTV, and other media.
The combination of efficiency and quality makes this technology an ideal solution for camcorders and digital cameras. Video demands a lot of storage space, which doesn't leave much room for audio. Dolby Digital can work comfortably within these restrictions.
Because most home theater equipment already features Dolby Digital, the audio you record with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is compatible with millions of TVs, DVD players, PCs, and game consoles worldwide.
Dolby Digital Plus™ delivers a definitive surround sound experience for all your devices, from home theaters to smartphones.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator lets consumers record high-quality 5.1-channel audio on their camcorders, digital still cameras, and other devices.
Add powerful surround sound features to your products with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator technology creates a bitstream compatible with Dolby Digital decoders from PCM or other source audio.
The following table shows data rates, audio bandwidths, and recording rates for Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.
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