The Dolby Trailers page has been updated to include Nature’s Fury with Dolby Atmos. The original source video was very low bitrate, and contained a lot of banding in the color gradients. I adjusted the video to remove the banding. Compared to the original, it is a bit darker, but I think it looks better. The audio on this is DOLBY ATMOS, but unlike the other ATMOS trailers I have on the site, this one uses Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 as the base for the ATMOS objects instead of the TrueHD 7.1 that would be found on ATMOS Blu-rays. Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 with ATMOS is used by Netflix for streaming ATMOS content.
The recent IMAX Sonic Anthem pre-show trailer has been added to the IMAX Pre-Show Trailers Page.
Dolby ATMOS Unfold 2 “Feel Every Dimension” has been added to the Dolby Trailers page.
Last week, I saw the 2017 DTS Demo Disc – Volume 21 that was distributed last month at CES for sale on eBay. Since getting it on eBay is a lot easier than flying to Las Vegas I decided to make the purchase. The 2017 DTS Demo Disc – Volume 21, included six new DTS trailers. Three DTS:X “Out of the Box” in 15, 30, and 60 second versions; and three DTS HD “Out of the Box” Trailers, also in 15, 30, and 60 second versions. I am happy to be able to share these with my fellow home theater and DTS enthusiasts! So head over to the DTS Trailers page and check them out. Oh, and if you do not have playback capability for DTS:X or DTS-HD MA, the second track contains the lossy DTS 5.1 encode.
I also added the DTS:X Object Emulator, which is a nifty demo showing an object (a ball) moving in a 3D space and the sound in your home theater matches the location of the object. It has a nice beat too. How fun is that?
The Dolby Pre-Show Trailers page has been updated to include the 5.1 track version of Dolby Cinema: Element. I have been looking for this for quite a long time, and a very kind visitor to this site hooked me up. Now everyone can enjoy it.
I also have some new IMAX trailers that I will be adding to the IMAX Pre-Show Trailers Page next.
Good news for those who have been patiently waiting to get the IMAX Sonic Anthem trailer, because there are two versions now available. “Prepare to Believe” has the original 5.0 channel DTS audio track. For “Prepare to Celebrate” I added a LFE track which will get your neighbours attention. This version also has the DLP Cinema logo at the end. You can find these at the IMAX Pre-Show Trailers Page.
As usual these days, things seem to take longer to do than I plan for them to take. However, I am pleased to say that I have uploaded 3 versions of the IMAX ‘Never Compromise’ Pre-Show! All versions have the same audio – which I have made some adjustments to from a version I found at demo-world.eu. That file had a 5.0 channel track (no LFE) and I felt that the center channel was not present enough during the race car segment. For this trailer, I built an LFE track that is only present at three points. I also did some adjustments to the overall balance and levels between the channels. I think it is quite effective, and I hope you do as well. For the video, all present sources that I could find have some banding in the opening, and I could not find any version that did not. In the end, I settled on the 4K source that IMAX uploaded to YouTube and created the other 1080p versions from that.
‘Never Compromise’ can be found at the new IMAX Pre-Show Trailers page. I do have some more to upload soon.
We don’t have any new theatrical trailers today, and we are eagerly waiting for the release of the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens later tonight. I expect to have the multi channel version up Wednesday morning, but it could be earlier depending upon how the post production marketing goes about it. I will post an update here when I receive more news.
While we all wait for that to arrive (and hopefully blow us away!) here is the DATASAT theatrical trailer with both a DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 7.1 track, as well as PCM 2.0 if your system can’t handle the others. If you are not aware, DATASAT is what DTS evolved into in the theatrical space, however they are moving out of the theatrical space and focusing on high-end home theater audio equipment that feature Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D processing. I am told that the release of The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino will likely be the last theatrical release to have a DATASAT (DTS) sound track. I have added the DATASAT trailer to the DTS Trailers page.
The UHD versions of the THX Exlipse Trailers (Long and Short) have been added to the THX trailers page. Please note that I have been unable to successfully playback the 4K versions, and I believe it is lack of processing power needed for 4K resolution. My playback has been jittery. However, I did successfully transcode the files to 1080p which played as expected. Therefore, I assumed that the jitter was not a problem with the 4K source file. If you are able to playback the file in 4K without issues please indicate in the comments. Thank you.
I remember back in 1996 when a friend told me about the cool dts trailer he saw before a movie – at that point I had only caught the Dolby “Train” and “City” trailers, and I was really interested in seeing the dts trailer. On July 3, 1996 I headed to the Oxford theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia to catch a little film called “Independence Day”. The Oxford is one of the very few old movie houses still in operation, which opened its doors on March 1, 1937. It is 78 years old, and had an extensive renovation in 2011. Continue reading “DTS – The Digital Experience (1993)” »