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CNET News Video: The power of sound
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CNET News Video: The power of sound

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New Dolby technology called Atmos essentially puts the audience in a bubble of sound. CNET's Kara Tsuboi sits down with Stuart Bowling, Dolby's director of market development to hear how this new system was used to create the Oscar-nominated soundtracks in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Gravity."

It's. So in here. Our speed is. These are our -- surround speakers that we use hair. And then for at -- than basically in that particular mode then. This that the speaker will be addressed -- old enough speak openly address -- as we continue down the wall. Traditionally a site as stated you have a -- -- speakers that come around the audience on but -- typically acting in it in a group. That's the same signal is being distributed across many speeches. Around the -- -- now we can actually place position. Sound directly at the ordinance. But on top of that each individual loud speaker -- individually address. So that way -- make sense. What's his life flight. So when something moves through the room. It basically goes from speak to the speed -- the -- of the speaker instead of the weight does normally it hits every speaker than fates and what's the reaction from -- -- Arctic is a noticeable to the average movie it's it's really noticeable on that and that it's giving them an experience in the hearing sounds coming from places that they're not normally uses typically dialogue always comes from the senate screen. -- -- -- To rebuild that's. You don't normally put dialogue on into the surrounds -- -- it like gravity. And in the opening sequence you have at Harris. Talking for mission control. -- for me. Before. And now it sounds like you've -- -- so you kind of here it -- here that's like Georgia sent boulevard that space. Here we go we have to go go go report Sandra Bullock initially (%expletive) off camera to decide and we have a voice position on the side wall. And as the camera rotates round and then reveals -- centrist position it is. -- voice -- speaking slowly moving its way down the wall that appears on the screen -- seems. You can't copy. Does this to me to go you go to suspend disbelief. You going that a forget about what you do and -- -- loss of. And now having this on this new technology and we allow the film make it's really recreate. The speech -- -- already. That way you warrant any given time -- taken -- like the -- it. You know we're in this giant cabinets. Like castle -- With the desolation of small and you have visually. Giant dragon on screen and then I have project what -- -- creates. Sounds and creates amazing voice Benedict on the -- it's that sense of sides. But now we can actually create all the reverberation. And make the audience feel like you're -- site speak space. By utilizing these extra speakers that now we can change. I thought that the that the sense of the group that -- means you no longer feeling like -- this little four -- room and what would you like to see from the sound world at technologically at least word you wouldn't want it to go next sound plays and such an important role in how you see in the V. -- -- leakage you can't see sound were very visually driven. That we're very focused on what we see yet. A lot of people don't realize sounds. Them he sat there watching ignorance -- -- with some. Passes away and that the music orchestral score kicks in and it starts to your denying them -- -- And it sounded really helping to.
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