Monthly Archive: April 2013

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Happy anniversary, Dolby Atmos

On April 24, 2012, Dolby Laboratories announced Dolby® Atmos™, a new cinema sound format that unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to place and move sound anywhere in the movie theater—not just where there happen to be speakers. Dolby Atmos also draws moviegoers into the onscreen action like never…

If drones could talk

Winds, water, and drones: Those are the primary sounds of an obliterated planet Earth in Oblivion, and Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen there to hear them. Writer and director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) conceived the story as a science fiction film that would feel “as organic and real as…

Gaming the brain with sound

Hearing is more than a matter of noise entering our ears: it’s the result of our perception and our brain’s reconciliation of many inputs—sound, images, and more.  We’re constantly processing information and making judgments about the location and source of sounds. These assessments in turn help us make mundane as well as life-saving choices, from…

Another look at 3D—without glasses

Watching 3D at home is different from watching in the movie theatre. There’s room for improvement in the look of 3D at home, and special 3D glasses...