Re: Anyone using a Dolby Atmos setup?
I've done precisely one tv series in 5.1...which was an utter pain in the ass.
I've had several - as in "less than 10" - enquires about 5.1 production in the past 15 years.
That's not "per year"...that's total.
I've had absolutely zero enquiries for 7.1
In the past 8 years I've done exactly one live outside broadcast in 5.1
No terrestrial broadcaster in this country is interested in originating stuff in any kind of surround format...and don't even go there about 4K/8K.
Very few producers are prepared to pay any more for surround production over the rate they're paying for 2.0 production.
Cinema really is almost the only constant "client" for surround mixes.
If you want to be in the film mix market...with the full-on 5.1/7.1 Dolby/DTS/SDDS-aligned theatre and speaker system...you are into a world of pain centred around your wallet.
I've not heard Atmos yet...AFAIK no cinema in my city is equipped for it.
I understand it can be much more immersive than your usual bog-stock 5.1 mix...but at a significant price premium.
What are the final delivery format requests you are currently receiving?
Don't forget, we are all engaged in a battle to the death against mediocrity.
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'Sucks' is always conducted better than 'Rules'. - Pimp-X wisdom
Never underestimate the power of stupid - Blackie C (RIP)
Ego and talent seldom go hand in hand... Talent and humble on the other hand... - Zoesch
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and views the kick drum as a "bass riff rhythmic pattern suggestion generator" - Slipperman