Dolby Atmos Surpasses 200-Title Milestone with Inside Out

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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:32 -- Nick Dager

Disney•Pixar’s Inside OutHighlighting Dolby Atmos presentation at ShowEast this week, the company revealed that 16 new Hollywood titles are coming to the big screen in Dolby Atmos, increasing the number of announced titles to more than 200 since the sound format’s launch with Disney•Pixar’s Brave in 2012. Dolby Atmos comes full circle, hitting its 200th confirmed title with Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out. Dolby Atmos sound format has been installed or committed to in more than 750 screens worldwide.

Dolby also displayed a range of technology at the show, which is being held this week in Hollywood, Florida.

New Dolby Atmos titles are currently scheduled from major studios including DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. Four Warner Bros. releases, American Sniper,The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and In the Heart of the Sea, are also scheduled to be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos.

Upcoming Dolby Atmos Titles

2014 Scheduled Releases:

·         Twentieth Century Fox, Book of Life, October 17, 2014

·         Disney, Big Hero 6, November 7, 2014

·         Lionsgate, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, November 21, 2014

·         Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation, Penguins of Madagascar, November 26, 2014

·         Twentieth Century Fox, Exodus: Gods and Kings, December 12, 2014

·         Warner Bros., The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, December 17, 2014

·         Twentieth Century Fox, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, December 19, 2014

·         Universal Pictures, Unbroken, December 25, 2014

2015 Scheduled Releases:

·         Warner Bros., American Sniper, January 16, 2015

·         Disney, McFarland USA, February 20, 2015

·         Twentieth Century Fox, Kingsman: The Secret Service, February 23, 2015

·         Lionsgate, Insurgent, March 20, 2015

·         Warner Bros., In the Heart of the Sea, March 23, 2015

·         Disney, Marvel Studios, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1, 2015

·         Disney, Pixar Animation Studio, Inside Out, June 19, 2015

·         Warner Bros., The Man from U.N.C.L.E., August 14, 2015

Effective November 1, the Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 list price will be reduced 20 percent and is now US $26,665. The most popular object audio format in the world, Dolby Atmos enjoys support from all the leading server vendors. In addition, more than 40 Digital Cinema Package facilities and 100 sound mixing facilities are now equipped to deliver Dolby Atmos movies.

On Display at ShowEast 2014:

The Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 offers a complete audio solution to today’s digital cinema theatres and brings a natural, realistic, and immersive Dolby Atmos sound experience to audiences. The CP850 supports Dolby Atmos playback of up to 64 speaker feeds, configurable between 16 analog outputs and a Dolby Atmos Connect output. The CP850 supports Dolby Surround 7.1 and 5.1 digital playback as well as common Dolby formats used with alternative content in cinemas: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby E, and Dolby’s latest upmixing technology.

To ensure proper setup and playback, each CP850 also includes the Dolby Atmos Commissioning Service. The service provides a review of a cinema’s sound-system design to ensure that the speakers and amplifiers have the necessary performance and room coverage to deliver a high-quality Dolby Atmos experience. It also includes initial room equalization after the equipment is installed.

The CP850 works seamlessly with the Dolby Screen Server DSS200, the Dolby Integrated Media Block (IMB)/Dolby Screen Server DSS220, or with servers and media blocks from major server brands.

Dolby Digital Cinema Server Family

Dolby offers a complete line of server and library products in a variety of configurations to address needs from a single-screen theatre up to a very large multiscreen complex:

·         2K/4K Dolby IMB with high-frame-rate (HFR) support

·         Dolby Screen Server DSS220 for lowest cost for large multiplex sites

·         Dolby Show Library DSL200 for easy centralized management and distribution of content throughout a multiplex

Dolby Atmos

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