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Celebrating 5 Years and Dolby Cinema 10

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thedigitaltheater.com went online on July 22, 2015 and a lot has changed since then. In what really is a short period of time the landscape has completely changed. In 2015 we were eagerly awaiting the re-launch of Star Wars with The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War was due the following spring. There were a few other sites on the web where you could find quality movie trailers, but most have shut down, particularly missing is demo-world.eu which a favorite go to of mine for many many years. This week brought the news that ‘Tenet’ will not be released next month (not surprising) and is currently removed from the Warner Bros. release calendar. There is a lot of talk about theatre chains that are burdened by high debt levels, coupled with pandemic closures and lack of content being a deadly combination for the industry. I actually went to see ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ a few weeks ago when our cinema reopened. It was in an auditorium that would normally hold about 200 people if it were packed. With the new set up with two pairs of seats in every other row the maximum capacity was only about 20. There were probably about 16 people there so it was almost sold out!

What will the next 5 years bring? I wish I knew. But I think that this site will either become more popular as people move from the traditional cinema to the home cinema, unless people are only going to watch new movies on their phones. Then there will be no need for multi channels and thunderous bass. The other option is that there is less and less content and this site quietly fades away. I hope it is the former option.

A few weeks ago, a kind reader sent along a new version of the Dolby Cinema Universe (Natures’s Fury) that was sourced from a 4K DCP with a Dolby TrueHD ATMOS track. The bit rate is very high at 92 Mbps and the file is over 2 GB. So if you are missing the theatrical experience, you can grab this file at the Dolby Trailers page. I also have some IMAX, and DTS trailers that I have been meaning to post, and I will be doing that over the next few days.

Stay safe out there.


The New Mutants (2020) Trailer 2 1080p DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1

The New Mutants (2020)

The New Mutants (2020)

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. (IMDB)

Trailer 2 was originally released back in January, when the film was scheduled for a spring release. The current release date is set for August 18, 2020. This is an unofficial mix derived from an official non English mix, the centre channel is the non official element. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1. For any of you who project movies and use masking for a 2.4:1 aspect ratio, I have included a Flat version (1482×800) in a 1920×800 Scope image size. This really is of interest only to someone projecting to a 2.4:1 screen.

Trailer 2 – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Flat 1920×1036
Format: MKV

Trailer 2 – Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Flat 1920×1036
Format: MP4

Trailer 2 – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: ProRes 422 HQ
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800 (Fitted for use with masking on 2.4:1 screen)
Format: MKV

Release Date: August 28, 2020 (North America)
Director: Josh Boone
Writers: Josh Boone, Knate Lee
Stars: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton
Studio: 20th Century Fox


Greenland (2020) Trailer 2 1080p DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 2

Greenland (2020)

Greenland (2020)

Gerard Butler is back in action as a dad determined to get his family to a bunker in Greenland while the Earth undergoes an extinction event. Yikes! This mix was derived from the dialogue, music and effects tracks. I hope you enjoy this in your home cinema. Greenland is currently scheduled for release on August 14th.

Trailer 2 – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MKV

Trailer 2 Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MP4

Release Date: August 14, 2020 (North America)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Writer: Chris Sparling
Stars: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Scott Glenn
Studio: STXfilms


Tenet (2020) Trailer 3 4K 10bit HDR Rec2020 DTS-HD MA 5.1 12

Tenet (2020)

Tenet (2020)

Here is the 4K (4096×1716) version of Tenet Trailer 3. A few notes on the encode. The original was 12 bit in the XYZ color space. In the past, I have converted from this format to 8 bit RGB which resulted in banding in the blacks (like the Top Gun: Maverick IMAX Trailer). This time for the conversion to the RGB color space, I transcoded to ProRes 422 HQ which has a bit depth of 10 bits. I needed to do be able to edit the titles so that they would be English, so this appeared to be the best way to go. I then did two HEVC encodes from the ProRes 422 HQ – 1 with HDR grading in Rec2020 color primaries, and one with SDR in Rec709. The results look quite good, and I could not detect any excessive banding issues. The downside is on the encoding – which took about 18 hours each to encode to HEVC. I may take some time to re-encode some of the past 4K trailers that have banding issues, particularly Top Gun: Maverick.

The audio is an official studio 5.1 mix. What is interesting is that there are a lot more sound effects in the mix, than what were available in the effects track that I used in the 1080p mixes. Not sure why they were not included, but they were not. Needless to say, this sounds much better.

AN IMAX ASPECT RATIO 4K VERSION IS COMING SOON

Feel free to leave your impressions of the encodes in the comments below.

The different versions available are listed below:

Trailer 3 – 4096×1716 – HDR – Graded – HEVC – Rec2020 – 10bit – 16 Mbps – Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: HDR HEVC H265 16Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 4096×1716
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – 4096×1716 – SDR – HEVC – Rec709 – 10bit – 16 Mbps – Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: SDR HEVC H265 16Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 4096×1716
Format: MKV

Release Date: July 31, 2020 (North America)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Warner Bros.


Tenet (2020) Trailer 3 1080p 10bit HDR DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 2

Tenet (2020)

Tenet (2020)

Things have been really slow as of late, for obvious reasons. But for now TENET is still scheduled for release next month, but the date has been adjusted slightly from July 17th to July 31st. On July 17th, Warner Bros. will be offering the 10th anniversary re-release of INCEPTION. I never did get to see it in theatres, but it is one of my all time favorites. In fact, I just watched it two weeks ago and it doesn’t seem like it was 10 years ago when it was released. If you have never watched it, or if you are a fan of the film, I hope there is a cinema open in your area screening it.

The third trailer for TENET is a bit of an expansion from the second, and offers some glimpses at some set pieces. I think it will be an interesting film, and with Nolan’s track record, I have high expectations. The source of trailer 3 was a ProRes 422 HQ 1080p with dialogue, music and effects tracks. I mixed them into a 5.1 channel mix. There are not a lot of sound effects in the mix, so it is mostly music in the surrounds. I really do like the music too. I did a few different encodes because I had time on my hands and thought some may be interested in the results. There is a standard H264 AVC, but I also did two 10 bit H265 HEVC HDR encodes. One has an HDR grading, and the other is just a straight export without any grading. They may look weird, but there they are if you are interested. Feel free to leave your impressions of the encodes in the comments below.

There is no 4K version available at this time.

The different versions available are listed below:

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 32 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 16 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MP4

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 16 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: HEVC H265 10 bit HDR Graded 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – 1920×872 – 32 Mbps – Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: HEVC H265 10 bit HDR Not Graded 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×872
Format: MKV

Release Date: July 31, 2020 (North America)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Warner Bros.


Black Widow (2020) Final Trailer 1080p DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 10

Black Widow (2020)

I was able to get a 5.1 mix sooner than expected. This is an unofficial English 5.1 mix based upon an official French 5.1 mix. The French dialogue was removed from the center channel while maintaining the sound effects. The English dialogue was added from the English stereo master. You can get this version from the links below. Of course, if Disney would release the English version as they were doing in the past, then I would not have to go through all of this. There is no 4K version available yet.

Trailer 3 – Unoficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Unoficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MP4

Release Date: November 6, 2020 (North America)
Director: Cate Shortland
Writers: Ned Benson, Don Heck (comic book & character)
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr.
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures / Marvel Studios


Black Widow (2020) Final Trailer 1080p PCM Stereo 1

Black Widow (2020)

The final trailer for Black Widow (2020) was released earlier today. Links to 1080p versions with the official stereo mix are below. I should be able to get a 5.1 mix within the next week, and possibly a 4K version in the next two weeks. I will post them if I get them.

Trailer 3 – Official Mix – PCM STEREO, AC3 STEREO
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – PCM STEREO, AC3 STEREO
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MKV

Trailer 3 – Official Mix – AC3 STEREO
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – AC3 STEREO
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MP4

Release Date: November 6, 2020 (North America)
Director: Cate Shortland
Writers: Ned Benson, Don Heck (comic book & character)
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr.
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures / Marvel Studios


Greyhound (2020) Trailer 1 1080p PCM Stereo 2

Greyhound (2020) Trailers

Greyhound (2020)

It has been a little while since I added a new trailer. February is usually a slow time of the year, but things will be picking up now into the summer season, unless COVID-19 derails the schedule. You may have heard that yesterday it was announced that the upcoming James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ has been moved from April to November 25, 2020 because they determined that it would have an impact on the box office results. A lot of cinemas are closed, so that makes sense. If the situation continues to deteriorate, we may see a larger shift in the release schedule.

Tom Hanks stars in ‘Greyhound’ for which he also wrote the screenplay. Inspired by actual events during World War II and adapted from the novel ‘The Good Shepherd’ by C. S. Forester. Greyhound is set to hit theaters in June. I do not have a 5.1 mix at this time, but I should be able to get one before too long. I did a 5.1 upmix, but I was not very happy with the result. Sometimes, it just doesn’t work, so for now we have the official stereo mix which sounds pretty good using the Dolby Surround processor in 7.1

Trailer 1 – Official Stereo Mix – PCM
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – PCM Stereo
Image: Scope 1920×802
Format: MKV

Trailer 1 Official Stereo Mix – AC3 2.0
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Official Mix – AC3 2.0
Image: Scope 1920×802
Format: MP4

Have you checked out the new customizable ‘Coming Soon/Feature Presentation’ trailers? These new trailers are available in multiple formats including ProRes 422 HQ and 4K 10bit HDR. You can get more information and download sample versions here:

Cosmic Blast – Generic Version 

Cosmic Blast – Custom Version

Release Date: June 12, 2020 (North America)
Director: Aaron Schneider
Writers: C.S. Forester (novel), Tom Hanks (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham
Studio: Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures


IMAX Infinite Worlds 4K HEVC HDR Rec2020 DTS-HD MA 15

IMAX Infinite Worlds Pre-show Trailer DTS-HD MA 5.1

IMAX Infinite Worlds

New versions of IMAX Infinite Worlds have been added to the IMAX Pre-Show Trailers page. This replaces the version that was posted in July. There are a number of differences from the July version. The audio of the new version is much better than the previous version, and I suspect that the July version was not an official mix. The resolution is also better, where the July had 2732×1438 (1.899 aspect ratio) the new version is 3840×2026 (1.895 aspect ratio). I also did some editing to give a buffer at the beginning for smoother start of playback. Another major difference is that this time there is an HEVC 10 Bit HDR Rec2020 version as well. This is my first attempt at color grading and I could not have done it without the help of Sergio Novelli. While we are mostly happy with the results, I am sure not everyone will be. But please keep in mind that this is a first attempt and the process will continue to be refined. So, head on over to the IMAX Pre-Show Trailers page and check them both out. I also want to thank Johann for sending the new version along.


Fast & Furious 9 (2021) Trailer 1 1080p DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 3

Fast & Furious 9 (2020) Trailer 1 1080p DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1

Fast & Furious 9 (2020)

This took me a little longer than expected due to some network issues. Vin Diesel said it would be an epic trailers, and coming in just shy of 4 minutes of non-stop action I have to agree. Obviously, if you want to be spoiler free then this is not the trailer for you, because it has many. The sound mix is from the dialogue, music and effects stems. I don’t know if we will ever get an official 5.1 mix for this 4 minute trailer as I don’t think it will be shown in theaters. Download links are below.

Trailer 1 – Unofficial Mix (From DME Tracks) – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 32Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MKV

Trailer 1 Unofficial Mix (From DME Tracks) – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16Mbps
Audio: Unofficial Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×800
Format: MP4

Release Date: April 2, 2021 (North America)
Director: Justin Lin
Writers: Daniel Casey, Chris Morgan
Stars: Charlize Theron, Vin Diesel, Jim Parrack, John Cena
Studio: Universal