October 19, 2012, 14:46 PM
I visited a Dolby screening room yesterday for an introduction to Atmos, Dolby's next-generation cinema sound platform. It is just a cinema product today, so not of pressing interest to broadcasters, but television was once only monophonic, and is now up to 7.1 surround, so who knows what could happen in the future? A key addition to surround systems is overhead sound from ceiling mounted speakers. We saw clips demonstrating how audio "objects" can be placed around the auditorium.