Dolby's stereoscopic virtual reality proves utterly terrifying
J Thoendell stashed this in Oculus
Dolby has brought its Atmos surround sound experience to cinematic virtual reality by partnering with VR filmmakers Jaunt to create 360-degree immersive experiences.
Dolby Atmos basically removed the need to position speakers at home in exactly the same position as the microphones were positioned during the audio mixing in order to enjoy an immersive surround sound experience. What is more, the technology negated the need for speakers at all and made it possible for the first time to replicate the surround sound effect on a pair of headphones.
Three virtual reality experiences are available from Jaunt with audio creating using Dolby mixing tools: Sundance film Kaizu, a live rendition of Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney and a terrifying short called Black Mass.