Wednesday, March 24, 1999
DTS Introduces the DTS-ES Extended Surround, Adding Third Surround Channel to Digital Feature Film Audio
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) has introduced a new cinema decoder, the DTS-ES, which adds a dramatic, third surround channel to digital feature film audio. Based on the latest DSP technology and fully compatible with all current digital formats and systems, the DTS-ES also provides event closures to trigger dramatic trailer and feature effects, such as strobe lights, lasers, and more.
This new audio tool affords filmmakers the opportunity to be even more creative with sound and how it is used in a film by literally extending the number of channels used for surround effects. With the DTS-ES, special effects can now surround an audience like never before, putting moviegoers right in the middle of the action so they can feel it happening around them. Through the use of the left and right surround speakers, as well as center surround speakers, sound effects can literally sweep around the audience, even seeming to fly over them, as they provide a fully immersive and engrossing cinematic experience.
“This technology is currently available from the leading digital sound providers, making it an accessible, added-value component for any theater’s digital sound system,” said Tom Sherak, chairman of 20th Century Fox Domestic Film Group. “Extended surround decoders are fully compatible with all digital, multichannel playback systems and processors on the market today.”
Designed for easy installation, the DTS-ES also includes digital four-channel octave equalization, and separate EQ settings for ES and non-ES modes, both features not found on similar products.
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