Auro 11.1

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Auro 11.1 is one of the cinematic speaker layouts of the Auro-3D format, invented in 2005 by Wilfried Van Baelen (CEO Auro Technologies, CEO Galaxy Studios). The Auro 11.1 cinema audio format is supported by Barco, a global visualization technology and digital cinema projection company.

Working[edit]

Comparison of 5.1 (left) and Auro 11.1 (right)

The Auro 11.1 cinema sound format is an extension of the existing 5.1 surround sound format by incorporating height and overhead channels to allow for placement and panning of sound in the horizontal and vertical axis.[1]

Auro 11.1 is a channel based system and thus differs in capability compared to competing formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The height layer allows for placement of background reflections and reverberations observed in nature as well as allow for smooth panning from the base layer to the ceiling. However, the lack of surround back channel restricts panning due to lack of differentiation between the side and rear sector. Similarly, the use of arrays for surround and overhead channel also disallows pin point localization of sound along the walls as well as within the theatre space.[2] The Auromax format extends the capabilities of Auro 11.1 to approach Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

The system uses Auro-3D Octopus codec, which allows the 12 channels to be compressed into 6 channels by utilizing the least significant bits for the additional channels and its metadata.[3] This allows Auro 11.1 to be played as 5.1 in the absence of a decoder.[4]

The first Auro 11.1 system was installed in May 2010 in Galaxy Studios and the format was launched at the spatial audio conference (AES) in October 2010 in Tokyo. By December 2014, 550 installations were committed and installed in theaters worldwide.

The first movie mixed in Auro 11.1 was Lucasfilm's Red Tails, released in January 2012. On 1 November 2012, DreamWorks Animation announced that it would release 15 of its upcoming movies in the Auro 11.1 format.

Products[edit]

The Auro 11.1 technological suite contains the Auro-Codec encoding - decoding plugins, Auro-Matic upmixer plugin and the Auro-Panner plugin.

The Auro 11.1 decoder[edit]

The Auro 11.1 decoder is a firmware based solution compatible with Doremi cinema servers, that activates once the metadata in an Auro 11.1 stream is detected. Once decoded, the media block routes the channels to the AP243D audio processor.

AP243D audio processor[edit]

The AP243D audio processor renders the streams received from the decoder and allows switching between 6 and 12 channel playback automatically or upmixing to Auro 11.1 layout.[5]

Movie releases in Auro 11.1[edit]

Sources:[6][7]

Title Release Date Language
Red Tails January 20, 2012 English
Madame Butterfly 3D March 5, 2012
Rise of the Guardians November 21, 2012 English
Het Bombardement December 20, 2012 Dutch
Vishwaroopam January 25, 2013 Tamil, Hindi
Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan February 22, 2013 Tamil
Oz the Great and Powerful March 8, 2013 English
The Croods March 22, 2013 English
Shadow April 27, 2013 Telugu
Turbo July 17, 2013 English
Mr. Go July 17, 2013 Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Maryan July 19, 2013 Tamil
Elysium August 9, 2013 English
Diana September 20, 2013 English
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon September 28, 2013 Mandarin
Stalingrad October 10, 2013 Russian, German
Sutta Kadhai October 25, 2013 Tamil
Ender's Game November 1, 2013 English
Vidiyum Munn November 29, 2013 Tamil
The Adventurer: Curse of the Midas Box January 10, 2014 English
1: Nenokkadine January 10, 2014 Telugu
Jilla January 10, 2014 Tamil
I, Frankenstein January 24, 2014 English
Swapaanam February 27, 2014 Malayalam[8]
Mr. Peabody & Sherman March 7, 2014 English
D-Day: Normandy 1944 March 2014
Oculus April 11, 2014 English
Damaal Dumeel April 18, 2014 Tamil
Kaanchi: The Unbreakable April 25, 2014 Hindi
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 English
Fool Cool Rock! ONE OK ROCK Documentary Film May 16, 2014 Japanese, English
Kochadaiiyaan May 22, 2014 Tamil
How to Train Your Dragon 2 June 20, 2014 English
Transformers: Age of Extinction June 27, 2014 English
Arima Nambi July 4, 2014 Tamil
Ramanujam July 11, 2014 Tamil
1:13:7 Ek Tera Saat July 13, 2014 Hindi
The House That Never Dies July 18, 2014 Mandarin
Lucy July 25, 2014 English
Alludu Seenu July 25, 2014 Telugu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles August 8, 2014 English
Into the Storm August 8, 2014 English
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam August 15, 2014 Tamil
The Expendables 3 August 15, 2014 English
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani August 22, 2014 Tamil
Peruchazhi August 29, 2014 Malayalam[9]
The Maze Runner September 19, 2014 English
Black & White: The Dawn of Justice October 1, 2014 Taiwanese
John Wick October 24, 2014 English
Onnumae Puriyalai October 2014 Tamil
Chaar Sahibzaade November 6, 2014 Punjabi
Wir waren Könige November 13, 2014 German
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 November 21, 2014 English
Vizhi Moodi Yosithaal November 21, 2014 Tamil
Gollu aur Pappu November 21, 2014 Hindi
Penguins of Madagascar November 26, 2014 English
Aaah November 28, 2014 Tamil
Bowling Balls December 17, 2014 Tamil
The Taking of Tiger Mountain December 23, 2014 Mandarin
Kappal December 25, 2014 Tamil
Unbroken December 25, 2014 English
Freedom 2014 Hindi
Mayapuri January 9, 2015 Malayalam
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai January 15, 2015 Tamil, Telugu
American Sniper January 16, 2015 English
Isai January 30, 2015 Tamil
Jupiter Ascending February 6, 2015 English
From Vegas to Macau II February 19, 2015 Cantonese, Mandarin
Anegan February 2015 Tamil
Uttama Villain February 2015 Tamil
The Divergent Series: Insurgent March 20, 2015 English
Home March 27, 2015 English
The Age of Adaline April 8, 2015 English
Vaaliba Raja April 29, 2015 Tamil
Monk Comes Down the Mountain July 3, 2015 Mandarin
Papanasam July 3, 2015 Tamil
Minions July 10, 2015 English
Pixels July 24, 2015 English
Loham August 20, 2015 Malayalam
American Ultra August 21, 2015 English
A Tale of Three Cities August 28, 2015 Mandarin
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials September 18, 2015 English
Everest September 18, 2015 English
Sicario September 18, 2015 English
The Last Witch Hunter October 23, 2015 English
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 November 20, 2015 English
In the Heart of the Sea December 11, 2015 English
Mojin: The Lost Legend December 18, 2015 English
Mr. Six December 24, 2015 Mandarin
Kung Fu Panda 3 January 28, 2016 English
Skiptrace February 15, 2015 English
Flight Crew April 21, 2016 Russian
28 Panfilovcev April 2016 Russian
Warcraft May 25, 2016 English
The Secret Life of Pets June 24, 2016 English
Ludo June 2016 Tamil
The Legend of Tarzan July 1, 2016 English
Ghostbusters July 21, 2016 English
Ice Age: Collision Course July 22, 2016 English
Jason Bourne - China Only August 23, 2016 English
Inferno October 12, 2016 English
Trolls November 4, 2016 English
Sing December 21, 2016 English
Passengers December 21, 2016, English
The Great Wall February 17, 2017 English
An Invitation 2016 Russian
TAKE2 January 26, 2017 Mandarin
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back January 28, 2017 Mandarin
Fifty Shades Darker February 10, 2017 English
The Great Wall February 17, 2017 English
The Boss Baby March 31, 2017 English
The Fate of the Furious April 14, 2017 English
Captain Underpants June 2, 2017 English
The Mummy June 9, 2017 English
Spider-Man: Homecoming July 6, 2017 English

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auro 11.1 explained". Barco. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Auro 11.1 versus object-based sound in 3D" (PDF). Barco. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Auro 3D Interview Continued". Audioholics. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Auro 11.1 products". Barco. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Digital Cinema audio processor - AP24-3D". Barco. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Old and upcoming movies with Auro-3D technology". Auro. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Auro 11.1 movies". Barco. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Auro-3D film Swapaanam receives Indian Film Award for sound mix". Auro. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Prakash, Asha (26 July 2014). "After Swapanam, Peruchazhi uses Auro 11.1 sound format". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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