Posts Tagged ‘5.1’

BBC4′s Hinterland mixed in two tongues

With the BBC 4 series Hinterland / Y Gwyll, dubbing mixer Simon Jones of Soundworks in Cardiff (pictured, below) was presented with an interesting problem – how to approach the audio post production for a detective drama shot back-to-back in both Welsh and English? Filmed between November 2012 and April 2013 in the Welsh seaside […]

Get up, get on up, to 5.1, with Penteo 4 Pro

The new 64-bit Penteo 4 Pro native Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) stereo to 5.1 plug-in from Perfect Surround is being demonstrated on the Avid booth at NAB in Las Vegas. It offers “exacting control over sound image placement to create high-quality, natural-sounding surround”. Penteo 4 Pro is 100-percent ITU down-mix compatible to the original stereo. […]

Dolby’s global role in Oscars TV coverage

For the past 12 years, Dolby has played a key role in the Academy Awards ceremony. In this blog post, we get a an idea of what happens behind the scenes, from Director of Content Services Steve Venezia. In the infographic shown below, we learn how they help a global TV audience of 1 billion […]

Music in surround: do we really care?

In his latest post, CNET columnist Steve Guttenberg looks at the demise of true surround in the home as consumers opt for multi-speaker sound bars instead of multi-speaker home theatre sound systems. He puts it down to the lack of real consumer interest over the decades in Quadraphonic, DTS 5.1 surround CDs, SACD and DVD-A […]

Surround sound is trending

This Digital Trends examination of the state of the surround sound market by Caleb Denison from a few months ago probably doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know, but you might feel the urge to add some points of your own, either here, using our Comments box, or on the Digital Trends site … […]