First used in Pixar’s Brave in 2012, the Dolby Atmos audio technology is said to offer more natural and realistic sound as compared to existing 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound system. This is done through the use of ceiling-mounted speakers in addition to the usual surround sound setup in cinemas halls.
Having an impressive speaker setup doesn’t mean much though if they are not able to be utilized properly. Hence, Dolby Atmos technology also gives content creators direct access to a maximum number of 64 individual speakers that would provide them more freedom to determine the sounds movement and direction in their work.
Starting from this month onwards, local cinema goers are able to experience Dolby Atmos right here in Malaysia as GSC have become the first cinema operator in the country to install the Dolby Atmos technology in their premise. Specifically, it was installed in the newly renovated Hall 3 of GSC 1 Utama.
If you are interested to check out Dolby Atmos yourself, try planning your viewing sessions around these Dolby Atmos movies:
– The White Storm (showing now)
– The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (12 December 2013)
– The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (26 December 2013).
– I, Frankenstein (23 January 2014)
– 300: Rise of an Empire (6 March 2014)
– Mr. Peabody and Sherman (20 March 2014)
– Rio 2 (10 April 2014)
– X-Men: Days of Future Past (22 May 2014)
– Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (7 August 2014).
To learn more about the Dolby Atmos audio technology, just head on to www.dolby.com.