Hobbit to be Released in Dolby Atmos
Forget 3D, this year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released with the new Dolby Atmos surround technology. Dolby Atmos is a new immersive sound system that uses two extra arrays of overhead speakers. The idea is that directors and sound designers can send audio specifically to any speaker within a sound system they want. They can sort of do that now, however Atmos amps up the possibilities to even greater proportions. For example, with full range surround speakers and overhead arrays, immersive sound in theaters will have a greater chance of immersing the viewer in the environment. You can get some serious environmental effects in a live room, but with theaters direct sound is really essential due to the amount of absorption that is present. Atmos seeks to put the sound where it's needed.
Forget 3D, this year, The Hobbit will be released with the new Dolby Atmos surround technology. Dolby Atmos is a new immersive sound system that uses 2 extra arrays of overhead "environment" speakers.