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    Default Anyone using a Dolby Atmos setup?

    Thinking about installing a 7.1 system that can be upscaled into an atmos room later on. How many of your guy's clients benefit from it or expect you to have it, to where they wouldn't book the room if it was 7.1?
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    Dolby's old patents expired so they need something new to license. I know several people in film who are pretty skeptical of Atmos because you can't mix for one sweet spot in a theater.
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    Thinking about installing a 7.1 system that can be upscaled into an atmos room later on. How many of your guy's clients benefit from it or expect you to have it, to where they wouldn't book the room if it was 7.1?
    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?

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    Default 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
    Wow.
    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.
    Good thing state grant money is involved.

    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?
    This is going to sound horrible but I don't actually understand the delivery format request. Its coming from a well established augmented reality content producer who is housing his operation on the other side of our parking lot. I'm getting clarification as soon as he returns the call which should be tomorrow. Sorry...lame answer, but an honest one.

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