Cortex VIP Cinemas
I recently went to CEDIA 2019 and discovered a company called Cortex VIP Cinemas at the Pro Audio Technology Sound Room (SR6). They offer something truly unique for the affluent private theater owner that standard consumer based products and companies just cannot offer. Until recently, I didn’t even know such a product was available for individuals and their families.
What makes this Cortex VIP Cinema different than a typical home theater system designer and installer?
Instead of selling and installing the typical Theta Digital, Datasat (ATI), or Trinnov they can actually install the real Dolby Cinema Processors that are used in high end commercial cinema’s like Dolby Vision theaters!
(I was told the below information from one of the Cortex VIP Cinema representatives at the show, but I have no currently known way to verify its accuracy.)
The Dolby processor on display was the Dolby CP850-C, is it a 64 channel Dolby Atmos processor that can supposedly access additional metadata on Blu-Ray or Ultra High Definition Blu-Ray disks. I was told the professional cinema Dolby Atmos metadata is still on the disks as long as the studio’s didn’t remove the metadata when creating the home Dolby Atmos mix.
Why is this important?
For compatibility and processing requirements Dolby and its production studio’s had to reduce the size, bandwidth, and total object count for the home releases by grouping many Atmos objects into just a few objects moving around the scene. As an example, they might take 118 Objects (maximum cinema object count) and cram them into 6 moving objects for the home mix!!! That’s a substantial reduction!
The Dolby Processor that Cortex VIP Cinema used at the show can read the actual cinema mix meta data from the source and process the channels as they were intended to be processed. As completely separate objects not bound to the location of other moving objects. They ran a few Atmos clips and I walked away very impressed by the actual object separation and felt they easily had the best immersive audio demonstration of CEDIA when compared to the other sound rooms normal demo clips.
Another thing the studio’s and Dolby have to do to work within the limits of our disk formats is lower the Audio bit rate to just a few Mbps, 6-7Mbit from the commercial cinema’s 90-100Mbit!
So, if you are fortunate enough to be able to also purchase a corresponding Dolby cinema server you can gain access to the day and date release of the big blockbuster movies and unlock the full 118 objects with the full audio resolution and bandwidth up to that 100Mbps!
So I just wanted to share with you something new and unique from CEDIA this year.
Interesting ... and how about proaudio speakers setup they are not familiar here
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