We've been keeping you up to date on the progress of 7.1 in theatrical sound, and Brent Butterworth checked in last month with Dolby Labs Director of Blu-ray Ecosystems Craig Eggers, who gave us an update on some developments in 7.1 for the home — when we talked to Craig, he let us know that while there were some 225 titles available on Blu-ray in 7.1 mixes, most of those simply duplicated the theatrical mixes.
That's starting to change.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon comes to Blu-ray today, and for the release, re-recording mixer Greg Russell and his team translated the film's cinematic Dolby Surround 7.1 mix into a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 experience especially for home theaters. Super 8 will get a similar treatment for its release on November 22nd.
Watch Greg explain his approach to the project — and give his thoughts on the advantages of the additional channels and dynamic range of the TrueHD 7.1 format — here:
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