More than fifty screens in the Asia Pacific Region have been equipped with Barco’s Auro 11.1 audio platform, the company has reported. In the next twelve months, five additional Asian based mixing studios are upgrading their equipment to the Auro-3D Studio System and ten Asian feature films, including No. 1, Race Gurram, Vishwaroopam 2, and Kochadiyaan, will be released in Auro 11.1 by Barco. In addition, Barco partner MBS Studios in Hong Kong and H. Brother in China will be releasing a slate of regional titles.
Outside of the APAC region, Auro 11.1 is drawing the attention of leading cinema exhibitors and audio post-production studios alike, with nearly one hundred installations completed in theaters worldwide and over 50 films in our pipeline.
“Auro 11.1 installations continue to increase at a substantial pace worldwide,” said Brian Claypool, senior director of strategic business development at Barco. “With recent announcements from top exhibitors such as Regal Entertainment Group and Cinemark USA, we have more than 250 confirmed installations in the pipeline.”
So far, more than twenty-five post-production studios have installed the Auro 3D Studio System, including Skywalker Sound, DreamWorks Animation, 20th Century, Fox, and other post-production facilities in Hollywood. As a result, over thirty feature films mixed and released in Auro 11.1 are now available.
Twenty more have been confirmed for release next 12-month, including I-Frankenstein and the three DreamWorks animation films Mr. Peabody and Sherman, How to Train your Dragon 2, and Home with additional titles to be announced in the coming weeks.