Smelling Sulphur from a 3D Match!
Many of us salivate when looking at the image of a tasty dish. Similarly, some people smell sulfur when listening to a holophonic recording of a person striking a match! It is thus evident that the emerging technology of "immersive 3D sound" will offer a new, vast array of storytelling capabilities to moviemakers. And there will no longer be any need for real popcorn; a spatial-3D recording will suffice! Needless to say that no one will ever want to go back to planar 2D surround sound with a 3D stereoscopic movie! Before cinema and TV with holographic image and sound catch up with us, come and discover some of the state of the art in 3D sound. during the 3DStereoMEDIA conference this week.
The presentation will take place as part of 3DStereoMEDIA Professional Conference (PCON) on Thursday December 5, 2013 PM in the AuroTorium of Galaxy Studios, natively equipped with Auro3D, and specially equipped with Atmos for 3D Stereo MEDIA.
Madam Butterfly Shown with Auro 3D Sound in Canada
Barco (Kortrijk, Belgium) announces that its Auro 11.1 sound system will play a starring role in select showings of “Madam Butterfly 3D”. Barco’s Auro 11.1 will provide an exceptionally immersive 3D audio experience for several upcoming screenings of the film at the Landmark Xtreme Cinema in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Screenings are scheduled on September 5, 9 and 10, 2012, and tickets are now on-sale.
Lucas's Red Tails, a 2D film with 3D sound
"Red Tails", the last child of Georges Lucas is a 2D film with 3D sound. Released on January 20, 2012, Red Tails is the first movie in Barco's "Auro-3D" 11.1 sound format in the few happy theaters already fitted with this revolutionary new sound system.
Scoop of the day : George Lucas is retiring from the movie business ! Details here under.
Barco’s Auro 3D Gaining Traction
Barco, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is proud to announce that Barco’s Auro 11.1 3D sound format for cinemas continues to be installed at leading exhibitors around the world. Recently, Cinema City International and Blitz Cinestar have selected Auro 11.1 as their preferred cinema sound format which creates the most immersive cinema experience available for moviegoers.
Content providers such as Lucasfilm Ltd., Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Bruckheimer are supporting Auro 11.1, the next-generation cinema audio format.
BBC R&D tests 3D sound
BBC R&D's audio team (Manchester, UK) is looking at potential next generation audio formats. It already outputs mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound, but the organisation is keen to investigate 3D sound.
The BBC is studying advantages of Ambisonics sound. For example, they proceeded to a recording inside the Manchester Cathedral with a combination of Ambisonics soundfield microphones and close microphones. This helped the team to understand the challenges of integrating 3D audio capture and mixing into real-world live production environment.