Studio A, Communications 130Small theater screening room with raised theater style seating; High definition video/data projection; Mac Pro (Cylinder) with 23\" LED display; all region dvd player; all region Blu-ray player, foreign standard VHS; 7.1 Dolby digital and DTS surround sound; laptop interface connection.
Studio D, Communications 113High definition video and data projection; Mac Pro (Cylinder) with 24\" LED display; all region dvd player; all region Blu-ray player; VHS and mini-dv player; 7.1/5.1 Dolby digital surround sound; laptop interface connection.
Small Seminar Room, Communications 119High definition video and data projection; Mac Mini computer with wireless keyboard and mouse; all region dvd player; all region Blu-ray player; foreign standard VHS player; laserdisc player; 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound; laptop interface connection.
Animation / Video Editing Lab, Communications 201Four (4) iMacs with 27\" 5K LED displays with stop motion animation software Dragonframe as well as complete video editing software package. When animation courses are being taught Nikon D750 cameras w/Macro Lens are tethered to the computers from copy stands with variable lumen LED lights.
High-quality sound and robust extra features are not necessarily mutually exclusive; it depends on the set. If your PC has a limited number of USB ports, you'll probably want to go with the more common 3.5mm audio output connector, though USB speakers sometimes come with extra features or even software that enables special functions. And, if your PC has Bluetooth, you can stream music wirelessly to any speaker that accepts it (which is the vast majority of portable speakers and a large number of desktop speakers). You just have to deal with potential codec restrictions, however.
In Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Microsoft introduced the *.dvr-ms file format for storing recorded TV content. Similar to *.asf files, *.dvr-ms file enhancements permit key Personal Video Recorder (PVR) functionality, including time-shifting, live pause, and simultaneous record and playback. Video contained in a *.dvr-ms file is encoded as MPEG-2 video stream, and the audio contained in the *.dvr-ms file is encoded as MPEG-1 Layer II audio stream.To play back unprotected *.dvr-ms files on Windows XP-based computers, you must have the following software and hardware components:
Advanced Audio Coding (.aac) is a standardized, loss compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.Audio Data Transport Stream (.adts) is used if the data is to be streamed within a MPEG-2 transport stream, consisting of a series of frames, each frame having a header followed by the AAC audio data.
Dolby Atmos content is authored using compatible digital audio workstation software (Dolby supplies a plug-in for Pro Tools) or a suitably equipped large format audio mixing console such as AMS Neve's DFC or Harrison's MPC5.
Because of limited bandwidth and lack of processing power, Atmos in home theaters is different from cinemas. A spatially-coded sub-stream is added to Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus or is present as metadata in Dolby MAT 2.0, LPCM like format. This sub-stream is an efficient representation of the full, original object-based mix. This is not a matrix-encoded channel, but a spatially-encoded digital signal with panning metadata. Atmos in home theaters can support 24.1.10 channels and uses the spatially-encoded object audio sub-stream to mix the audio presentation to match the installed speaker configuration. There are programs from Dolby that handle 128 objects (including 118 dynamic object and 10 beds) for macOS and Windows.
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Dolby Digital is an advanced form of digital audio coding that makes it possible to store and transmit high-quality digital sound far more efficiently than was previously possible. First used in movie theaters in 1992, it is the result of decades spent by Dolby Laboratories developing signal-processing systems that exploit the characteristics of human hearing.
Dolby Digital audio is available via laser discs, DVD-Video discs, DVD-ROM discs for computers, digital cable systems, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) systems, and digital broadcast TV (DTV). They are usually identified with the Dolby Digital logo.
Yes, you can use most of the new Dolby Digital program sources with your current playback system, because they incorporate Dolby Digital decoders and provide conventional analog stereo outputs. However, with many DVD-Video players, digital cable set-top boxes, and other sources, you need a separate multichannel Dolby Digital decoder to experience the thrilling 5.1-channel surround sound used on many Dolby Digital programs.
Many program sources, including all DVD players and digital cable set-top boxes, provide a built-in, two -channel Dolby Digital decoder with analog stereo outputs (see question 7). For 5.1-channel playback, most units have a separate digital output that provides the undecoded Dolby Digital signal (data stream) for connection to an external unit, such as an A/V receiver, that has its own 5.1-channel Dolby Digital decoder.
Some DVD players do provide a built-in Dolby Digital 5.1-channel decoder with multiple analog outputs that can be connected directly to a \"Dolby Digital-ready\" receiver, as described in question 12, for 5.1-channel sound. However, you will not be able to use the internal Dolby Digital decoder for other program sources, and these players don't offer the full range of options provided by external Dolby Digital decoder units. On the other hand, they are an inexpensive way to upgrade to 5.1-channel Dolby Digital initially, and provide a digital output so that you can later bypass the built-in decoder and use an external one.
Note: be sure that the new decoder unit has a sufficient number of digital inputs to accommodate all the Dolby Digital program sources you expect to use (DVD-Video player, digital cable set-top box, digital TV receiver, etc.) Also, if you plan to play Dolby Digital laser discs, be sure that the unit also includes the necessary RF demodulator (only Laserdiscs require this feature; see question 24).
Under most conditions, optical and coaxial digital connections work equally well. Under some rare circumstances, however, coaxial cables, particularly very long ones, can pick up radio frequency (RF) interference generated by household appliances, or nearby high-tension power lines or broadcast towers.
With Dialog Normalization, you can \"channel surf\" when watching digital TV without having to adjust the volume each time you change channels. Those extra-loud commercials will be tamed. And you can play an evening's worth of DVD-Video discs without ever touching the volume control.
If you have an older laser disc player and don't want to decode the Dolby Digital tracks on newer discs, they will play perfectly well on your older player. On laser discs, the Dolby Digital track is encoded on what used to be the right FM analog track, leaving the standard PCM digital stereo tracks intact for conventional stereo and Dolby Surround Pro Logic playback. The left FM analog track may contain a mono version of the soundtrack, commentary, or other material.
One final note: laser discs with 5.1-channel Dolby Digital soundtracks were originally identified as Dolby Surround AC-3, \"AC-3\" being the technical term for the digital audio coding upon which Dolby Digital is based. Today the simpler term \"Dolby Digital\" is used instead to identify laser discs, like other formats, that have Dolby Digital soundtracks.
To receive the 5.1-channel soundtrack on programs such as the Dolby Digital-encoded theatrical films broadcast by DIRECTV on its pay-per-view channels, you need a new satellite receiver that provides a Dolby Digital output (the \"Digital\" output on conventional satellite receivers does not handle Dolby Digital signals). As with other Dolby Digital components, you connect the Dolby Digital coaxial or optical output to a digital input on your Dolby Digital decoder unit.
Yes, you can: whether high-definition (HDTV) or standard-definition (SDTV), all digital television (DTV) broadcasts use Dolby Digital audio in the U.S., Canada, and other countries that have adopted the ATSC television standard ( www.atsc.org ). Dolby Digital audio is also used in some countries like Australia in conjunction with other transmission standards.
Most DTV receivers have a separate digital output that provides the undecoded Dolby Digital signal for connection to your A/V receiver or other unit with 5.1-channel Dolby Digital decoding. As a result, you can add a DTV receiver to your Dolby Digital home theater system at any time, without fear of obsolescence or costly equipment duplication.
Digital cable television systems can provide you with another source of programming for Dolby Digital playback. The number of channels with Dolby Digital cable transmissions varies as with DTV broadcasts and other Dolby Digital program sources. All digital cable set-top boxes incorporate a two-channel Dolby Digital decoder with stereo analog outputs for compatibility with conventional stereo and home theater systems, and fully-compliant units also provide a digital output for connection to your A/V receiver or other unit for 5.1-channel playback with an external multichannel Dolby Digital decoder.
Audio outputs possible on PCs include analog power amplifier outputs, line level outputs for external amplifiers, headphone jacks, and RF carriers. They may also provide conventional PCM digital audio outputs, and/or outputs that p