Dolby Labs Visit

May 4, 2010

Great trip to Dolby Labs today visiting one of our Salford placement students. They have a new screening room kitted out for 11.1 and are working with Pixar and Disney on projected 7.1 cinema releases. Screening room niiiiice and almost complete. See article here and exerpt below ….

Dolby Works With Disney and Pixar to Create a New


Dolby Laboratories Inc. announced it is working with Walt

Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios to launch a

new audio format, Dolby Surround 7.1. According to the

company, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides content creators

four surround zones to better orchestrate audio channels in

a movie theatre environment. The company stated that the

new format will bring a more exciting sensory experience

to audiences for 2D and give content creators control over

audio placement in a theatre when mixing 3D movies.

The company reported that Dolby Surround 7.1 will be

launched in select theatres with the release of Toy Story 3

in 3D this June.

who has overseen European Distribution for Warner Bros.

Pictures International, based in London, is relocating to the

studio’s worldwide headquarters in Burbank, and will take

on the additional Latin American distribution operations

as Executive Vice President, Europe and Latin America

Distribution. According to the company, Ms. Esclavissat

is responsible for regional supervision of Warner Bros.

Pictures’ distribution activities in Europe, Eastern Europe,

the Middle East, Africa and, now, Latin America.

Dolby getting back to developing new formats, nice to see some students and ex-students involved with it all. I even avoided delays in the dreaded Brum car park (M6)


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