Dolby Supports Toronto International Film Festival for 15th Year

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Fri, 09/05/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dolby provided technical services and digital cinema technology systems to the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival for the 15th year in a row. The 33rd TIFF was held September 4-13 at venues throughout Toronto. Digital technology is now prevalent throughout the entire ecosystem of moviemaking-from shooting and editing to postproduction making digital playback an ideal solution for festivals and theatres alike says Bill Allen senior director production services Dolby Laboratories. We are proud to offer our support and solutions to the Toronto International Film Festival ensuring that filmmakers can more accurately share their creative vision and audiences get the best possible experience. TIFF will outfit all of the Toronto video-capable venues with Dolby E decoding providing emerging filmmakers the flexibility to showcase their 5.1-channel mixes before engaging in the complex film post-production process. Dolby E is a professional digital audio coding technology that optimizes the delivery of multichannel audio through a two-channel infrastructure enabling festival filmmakers who use Dolby E to present their six-channel mix directly from a HDCam tape. In addition the Festival will outfit four venues with Dolby Digital Cinema a complete digital system for storing managing and playing digital movies for the presentation of movies that have gone through digital cinema packaging in post-production. We are thrilled to have Dolby engineers David Berti and Paul Sacco on site and to use Dolby's technologies at the festival to ensure that our movie screenings look and sound the best they possibly can says Andrei Gravelle technical manager Toronto International Film Festival. We believe that Dolby's quality and standards provide a professional level of playback and give filmmakers the flexibility they look for when showcasing their art. Dolby truly advances the festival into the digital moviemaking age. Dolby Laboratories