Cinemark Makes 150 Screen Commitment To Auro 11.1 Immersive Sound

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 6:40pm PDT

Barco has scored a hit in the immersive audio turf war previewed at April’s CinemaCon. Global chain Cinemark is siding with the open sound format employed by Barco’s Auro 11.1Read More »

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CinemaCon: Rival Companies Prepare For Immersive 3D Audio War

By | Wednesday April 17, 2013 @ 6:48pm PDT

The battle over next-generation “immersive audio” is afoot, even if its top two major competitors are playing nice on the surface. For now. NATO’s pushing the theatrical innovation hard this year at CinemaCon, where industry leader Dolby scored crucial placement of its Dolby Atmos system in the main Coliseum theater for all major studio events. Today reps for Dolby and #2 rival Barco spoke in a panel discussion of how they, studios, and theater owners might work together to establish standards that would allow both Dolby Atmos and Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive audio systems to co-exist. But some on the periphery are expecting a full-blown format war to erupt leaving a single victor dominating the field globally — and so theater owners are treading carefully. Theater upgrades to either premium audio system will involve the costly installation of additional speakers. Nobody wants to invest in a losing format. Especially after spending big cash to convert to digital.
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Dolby, Phillips, Cameron-Pace Pact On Glasses-Free 3D: NAB

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 2:15pm PDT

The three companies made the joint announcement today at NAB. They’ll work together to integrate the Dolby 3D format into Cameron-Pace Group’s 3D video content production workflow and develop a premium glasses-free in-home … Read More »

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Oscar Right Where It Belongs: Hammond

By | Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 12:48pm PDT
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The bottom line, as Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Tom Sherak told me this morning, is that, “I wanted to stay in Hollywood. And the Board Of Governors said the awards should definitely stay in Hollywood. I think the Board always felt the awards belonged in … Read More »

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Dolby Says New Technology Will Make Movies Sound More Realistic: CinemaCon

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 9:00am PDT

We’ll probably hear a lot of announcements like this one over the next few days as movie technology companies try to wow theater execs who are gathering in Las Vegas for their annual CinemaCon convention.  Dolby Laboratories is putting its marketing muscle behind a new audio platform called Dolby Atmos that it says will provide theater audiences with “a life-like, sensory experience” with sounds that can seem to emanate from almost any place in the auditorium. The technology can handle 128 audio inputs, and feed signals to as many as 64 different speakers. Dolby CEO Kevin Yeaman calls this “our most significant innovation in years and represents the future for entertainment sound in cinema.” Dolby will deploy it in several “premium global locations” this year in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan with plans to roll it out widely in 2013. The company says that the technology gives sound designers and content creators more control — and enables them to easily monitor and Read More »

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Will Oscar’s New Home Be Dolby Theatre?

Dolby OscarsBloomberg is reporting that Dolby Laboratories is in naming-rights talks with owners of the venue formerly known as the Kodak Theatre. Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January and was only halfway through a 20-year rights deal when … Read More »

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Sid Ganis Joins Dolby Labs As Adviser

By | Monday December 19, 2011 @ 8:58am PST

SAN FRANCISCO (December 19, 2011) — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced it has engaged Sid Ganis to support its cinema business and expand relationships with the industry’s creative leaders. Ganis, who most recently served as president of the

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Dolby Launches 7.1 Audio For Streaming

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 1:15pm PDT

San Francisco, October 18, 2011—Dolby Laboratories, Inc., (NYSE: DLB) today enabled the first discrete 7.1-channel surround sound entertainment experience available to streaming media using Dolby® Digital Plus audio. VUDU, a leading subscription-free, video-on-demand movie service and wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., began streaming Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio today.

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