MiddleEarthBlog: 3-D Sound For " The Hobbit "?


Thursday, May 3, 2012

3-D Sound For " The Hobbit "?

  Sir Peter Jackson is quite the innovator not only is he bringing  THE HOBBIT out at 48 FPS but is considering bringing it to your local cinema ( where available ) with the newest Dolby sound format.It appears that Sir Peter and Dolby have been in talks to test run the company's newest sound format, Dolby Atmos, with possible inclusion in the two-part “The Hobbit” film. The Atmos format consists of many speakers surrounding the auditorium and on the ceiling, giving an immersive experience with each focused directional effect. Technically, the system will also transport up to 128 simultaneous and lossless audio channels, and render from 5.1 up to 54 discrete speaker feeds. This new sound system will be tested on the new Pixar release BRAVE which will open on June 22nd at a cinema near you. Let us hope that reviewers of the system will not find it too realistic and pray for the return of the good old days when all you needed was a good old hand cranked Victrola with all the scratches and pops one could hope for.Anyways you got to hand it to Sir Peter he is leading us kicking and screaming ( at least some of us) into bold new directions in your cinema experience.Please fasten your seat belts it appears the next few years are going to be quite bumpy movie wise.

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