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The Batman (2021) DC FanDome Teaser 4K/1080p DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 9

The Batman (2021)

Expected release date October 1, 2021 – which is not that far away. Robert Pattinson takes a turn as the caped crusader, a character who first appeared in 1939. That is 81 years ago! The teaser for ‘The Batman’ was revealed during DC FanDome almost a week ago. There was a 4K version uploaded to Vimeo by director Matt Reeves. A couple days ago I was able to get a 1080p ProRes master along with the dialogue, music and effects tracks. Over in the User Uploaded Trailers section Donnie uploaded a 1080p version with a 5.1 mix, likely from the DME tracks as well. Here I am featuring the 4K Vimeo encode with a 5.1 mix I did from the dialogue, music and effects tracks as well as my official thedigitaltheater encode of the 1080p master. I suspect that the 1080p will look much better than the 4K due to the higher bitrate, but the internet has been swooning about the glorious 4K on social media. Take your pick. I am also including the original stereo in AC3 if that is your preferred choice. Lots of options, I hope everyone is happy. BTW, who would want to live in Gotham? It seems like a nightmare…

DC FanDome Teaser – Custom Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1, AC3 Stereo
Video: AVC H264 32 Mbps
Audio: Custom Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1, AC3 Stereo (Official)
Image: Scope 1920×802
Format: MKV

DC FanDome Teaser – Custom Mix – AC3 5.1
Video: AVC H264 16 Mbps
Audio: Custom Mix – AC3 5.1
Image: Scope 1920×802
Format: MP4

DC FanDome Teaser 4K Vimeo Encode – Custom Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1, AC3 Stereo
Video: AVC H264 6.5 Mbps
Audio: Custom Mix – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, AC3 5.1, AC3 Stereo (Official)
Image: 3840×2160
Format: MKV

Expected Release Date: October 1, 2021 (North America)
Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Peter Craig
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell
Studio: Warner Bros.


Celebrating 5 Years and Dolby Cinema 12

Dolby Cinema logo is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

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.


THX 2019 4K Trailer DTS:Neural Upmix encoded in DTS-HD MA 5.1 and AC3 5.1 5

THX 2019

THX 2019

I wasn’t expecting this, but THX has dropped a new trailer to celebrate their 35th anniversary. However, I am confused as the first film to undergo any THX quality control was Return of the Jedi, and that was 36 years ago (1983). Perhaps that was an experiment and a year later it was officially launched. If anyone knows for sure, please chime in. Do you know what the acronym THX means? It stands for Tomlinson Holman Experiment, after the sound engineer of the same name who developed the THX sound system. Tomlinson Holman also developed the first 10.2 sound system.

The new THX trailer does not have a name yet, but because it is 2019, there is a Twitter Poll for the fans to select the name. I see Trailer McTrailerface was offered as a suggestion. Also, because it is 2019 the trailer dropped on YouTube and offers what THX calls “THX Spatial Audio” which provides a “deeper immersive audio experience with headphones or earbuds”. I am not sure how that works since watching and hearing the trailer via YouTube provides only a stereo experience. But that doesn’t seem to matter these days judging by the endless array of comments praising the sound of Dolby Atmos trailers on YouTube.

If you want a better experience than offered by YouTube I did some work on the YouTube encode. I did some processing on the video to remove the banding artifacts. And I did a DTS:Neural Upmix on the THX Spatial Audio (Stereo) track which turned out to be really immersive. Compared to the experience of watching on YouTube, one could be forgiven for believing it was a true 5.1 mix. I am hoping that in time this will arrive properly on blu-ray, but until then this is the best out there. You can find the THX 2019 trailer at the THX Trailers page.


Dolby Vision Trailers (H265 10Bit HDR 2160p) with Dolby ATMOS 4

Dolby Vision Trailers

Dolby Vision

The Dolby Trailers page has been updated to include a number of Dolby Vision trailers. All files have two video tracks, one with UHD 2160p and one with HD 1080p. Both video tracks are encoded in H265 HEVC Level 5.1. 10 bit Rec 2020 color space, mastered with max luminance of 4,000 cd/m2. On the audio side, there are three options. Dolby TrueHD 7.1 with Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 with Atmos (EAC3) and Dolby Digital 5.1.

The files added are Core Universe, Escape, Pufferfish, Chameleon, and Leviathan. They can be found on the Dolby Trailers page.


Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Trailer 1 4K DTS-HD MA 5.1 3

Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) 5.1 Trailers

Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Thank you all for your patience over the last few months, it has been a crazy spring. I have been working behind the scenes to make some site improvements. I am happy to say that things are getting back to normal, and I do have a bunch of new trailers to post. I meant to put this up a few weeks ago, but it didn’t happen. I got my hands on a foreign language 4K version of Trailer 1 – and like the 4K IMAX Avengers: Endgame trailer I have swapped out the foreign titles for upscaled English from the 1080p master. You will see a lot more detail in the non title scenes. The file is big – 1.2 GB @ 80 Mbps.
Head on over to the Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) page to get the first trailer in 4K with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio


Avengers: Endgame (2019) Trailer 2 4K 4096×1716 DTS-HD MA and AC3 5.1 15

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

The good news – we have the second Avengers Endgame trailer in 4K. The bad news – it is not in the IMAX aspect ratio, but the Scope aspect ratio of 4096×1716. I know that IMAX released the IMAX ratio on YouTube, but I have been unable to get a high quality source. If you have a 4K display, then this version should be an immense upgrade over the 1080p version previously released. As I did with Trailer 1, I switched the titles cards (The Avengers Endgame Logo and Release Date Information at the end) with the 1080p source upscaled to 4K. I did that because the 4K source was not English. The other change related to the audio. Since the source was not English, I multiplexed an adjusted version of the English audio from the 1080p trailer. It was adjusted to play at 24fps to match the 4K video, instead of the 23.978 frame rate of the 1080p version. As mentioned in earlier posts, I did not do a 10 bit HEVC encode because I am unable to encode HEVC at a high bit rate (greater than 10 Mbps) without introducing some playback issues such as jittering. Therefore, I am sticking with the AVC 8 bit encode. I did however, increase the bit rate for this 4K version to 40 Mbps to improve the overall image quality. I am really happy with how it looks, and I think you will too.

We are now less than a month from the release date and my son and I are totally stoked for it. I really appreciate that these trailers for Endgame have not given away too much information and the movie should have a lot of surprises. You can get the 4K trailer 2 at the Avengers: Endgame (2019) page as a .mkv with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 or a .mp4 with AC3 5.1

This one is currently in my home cinema playlist and will be for quite some time…at least until we get the first trailer for Episode IX.


FREE “Coming Soon” Pre-Show Trailer and up to 50% off SALE!

Coming Soon Pre-Show Trailer DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1

Coming Soon Pre-Show Trailer

 

Click here to get a FREE version of my “Coming Soon” pre-show trailer. Now, since it is free, the quality is not as good (1080p and AC3 only) as what you would get in the purchased versions, but it is FREE.  Also, the customized versions of the “Coming Soon” and “Feature Presentation” trailers are on sale for 50% off. These also include new DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and 5.1 encodes, as well as 4K options. If you are just interested in a generic version, they are now 40% off the regular price too!

All available files can be found at The Digital Theater Store.

Purchases go to supporting this site – which has many expenses including site hosting, security, and data storage. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help me deliver the files you expect – like the 4K IMAX Avengers Trailers, and the upcoming trailers for Star Wars Episode IX.


Dolby Atmos Nature’s Fury – TrueHD ATMOS 7.1 12

Dolby Atmos Receivers

Thanks to a kind visitor to the site, we now have a much better quality of the much sought after “Nature’s Fury” trailer in Dolby TrueHD ATMOS 7.1. You can find it at the Dolby Trailers page.

I also added some direct links to the IMAX 4K and 1080p versions of the Avengers: Endgame (2019) first trailer as some folks have been having issues downloading from We Transfer. This should take care of that.

I have been asked about John Wick 3, and I have put together a nice up mix of Trailer 1, but I am still hoping to obtain an official mix. If I don’t get it today, I will upload it tomorrow. Stay tuned.