Optimized Sound
With the development of lossless audio available with Blu-ray Disc™ technology, the potential accuracy of the sound field grew exponentially. That enabled Sony engineers to go back to the studio and create a lossless digital equivalent. When married to the lossless audio codecs, this HD Digital Cinema Sound (HD-D.C.S) sound field provides a higher level of auditory imagery. Now, your customer can hear the cannon ball whizzing past their ears and also follow the movement of that sound with their ears.

HD Digital Cinema Sound™ processing is based on our expertise in the movie business. Sony Pictures Entertainment includes Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and TriStar Pictures. Our Culver City lot includes 22 sound stages, ample post product facilities and disc mastering. Movie projects from other studios line up to take advantage of the acoustics of our meticulously designed mixing stages and our scoring stage is a Hollywood favorite. The knowledge we gain in movie production is reflected in our audio/video components. We reproduce the mixing and scoring stages with incredible precision, thanks to our latest Digital Cinema Sound modes.

Sony is able to bring a long traditional of filmmaking and cinema expertise into the home. So customers can experience movies the way they were meant to be!

The Sony Pictures Scoring Stage is one of the most sought-after scoring venues in the world. Recent film soundtracks scored on the stage include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Hans Zimmer); Cars (Randy Newman); Monster House (Douglas Pipes); and Snakes on a Plane (Trevor Rabin). Other scores include ET (John Williams); Schindler's List (John Williams); Toy Story (Randy Newman); Forrest Gump (Alan Silvestri); Spider-Man (Danny Elfman); and Black Hawk Down (Hans Zimmer). The largest session consisted of a 110 piece orchestra with a 50 person choir for Amistad.

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