Lionsgate Films has announced that as of this month, it is to exhibit a number of films using the DTS:X surround format.

At present this is just confined to DTS:X-equipped theatres in the US, with planned titles to include American Ultra and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

The films have been and will be mixed using DTS’s MDA Creator Tool, the company’s license fee-free, platform for creation of object-based immersive audio.

MDA allows every sound element of a soundtrack to be mapped in 3D space, storing all of the spatial and behavioural information of each sound element as metadata.

According to DTS, ‘mixing audio with MDA as opposed to other surround sound platforms allows a soundtrack to maintain the exact spatial characteristics of the audio as intended by the mixer’.

MDA has already garnered support from major studios and networks, while content tool providers have begun developing new authoring solutions for the MDA format.

DTS:X playback in cinemas requires the installation of DTS:X-approved equipment and working with the recommended speaker installation guidelines. A DTS:X soundtrack has already appeared on a Blu-ray disc for playback in home theatres incorporating DTS:X decoders.

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