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# 255634 21-Aug-2019 20:12
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I used to have the Dolby DVD with their vignettes. It was great to test those 4.1 systems of old... The new THX trailer (above) is amazing - even if not on a 7.1 system.



“We are thrilled to release the new THX Deep Note trailer to entertainment lovers around the world,” said Min-Liang Tan, THX chief executive officer. “As a nod of appreciation for THX fans and as a bridge to new fans, we’re offering this trailer in THX Spatial Audio with incredible pre-rendered immersive sound. We engaged brilliant and imaginative people to create a remarkable audio-video experience for broad appeal, that looks and sounds the best it can and can be enjoyed where and when people want it‒in the theater, in your home, or on the go from any mobile devices.”


To offer this immersive audio experience on the go, THX utilized its THX Spatial Audio post-production mixing tools to provide a multidimensional sound when enjoyed from headphones or earbuds. Innovating beyond traditional surround sound, THX applied advanced objects and ambisonics-based engineering, essentially spherical harmonics, for full-sphere audio. This immersive sound delivers greater realism, drawing the listener into the story as they experience action coming from all directions as in a real-life environment, thus providing the emotional impact as intended by the creators.


The trailer will be available to THX Certified Cinema partners in 4K and object-based immersive audio. For playback in THX Ultimate Cinema™, it has been remastered for a visual experience which boasts increased brightness, contrast, clarity and rich brilliant colors. 


The THX Deep Note, created by industry legend Dr. Andy Moorer, is widely considered the world’s most iconic audio logo. Over the years, trailers designed to visually depict the universally recognizable audio mark have been released by notable talents, and the new trailer continues this tradition drawing from the best and brightest in entertainment to produce this high-fidelity 60 second feature content. The THX team developed the new trailer to inspire and capture the imagination of a new generation of fans. Created for enjoyment on major movie screens, home theater and mobile and computing screens alike, the trailer honors THX’s past with surprise glimpses from various points in the company’s rich Hollywood heritage, while also advancing the trailer experience by utilizing leading-edge multidimensional audio and video storytelling capabilities.


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  # 2303406 21-Aug-2019 23:28
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Stunning but only 2ch audio. Opus is a great audio codec, but it would be great to see a 5.1/7.1 version

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  # 2303529 22-Aug-2019 09:44
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Stunning but only 2ch audio. Opus is a great audio codec, but it would be great to see a 5.1/7.1 version


I'm guessing this was 2Ch with Sound Bars in mind as they have become the most common HT setup for the masses. 

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  # 2303736 22-Aug-2019 12:09
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Given that DTS's own site links to the YouTube video, and that YouTube (the free version anyway) doesn't support discrete surround, they're clearly acknowledging it as a two-channel development (ie, being on YouTube means it inevitably would be only two-channel audio).


Interestingly, I read this post on a thread on soundbars, and checked out one of the reviews of the Yamaha YAS207 linked to from there - in that the reviewer is mightily impressed by a two-channel simulated surround enhancement called DTS Virtual:X:


I’ve never been a fan of simulated 2D surround from soundbars. My opinion hasn't changed after sampling the YAS-207. Its simulated surround sound feature is simply OK. DTS Virtual:X, however, is a totally different ball game... The movie theater-like sensation DTS Virtual:X delivers is nothing short of astounding. It’s the best simulated surround sound technology I’ve heard in a soundbar.... The audio sound stage expanded significantly in height, width, and depth. Dynamics came to life. If you want to get an immersive audio sensation, but can’t afford the space or cost associated with DTS:X or Dolby Atmos, then DTS Virtual:X is an amazing alternative. It made a believer out of this skeptic.


Is there any connection between this and the "Spatial Audio" being promoted by this trailer?



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