Wohler has released a free firmware upgrade for users of their flagship iAM-12G-SDI when purchased with their Dolby Atmos option.
Two new screens help the user visualise the location of each audio bed or dynamic channel (object) for both actual and dynamic channels (objects). The audio bed is the arrangement of speakers in the listening room; the sounds produced by the audio bed accurately simulate the locations of the dynamic objects, which are heard as sound sources from any location in the listening room.
The second screen shows the listening room with a 3D top view, looking down into it. The displays give a representation of the video program screen location, shown in the centre top (front wall) as a white rectangle. Also shown are audio bed objects, which are in fixed positions as speakers in the listening room. Either dynamic channel objects or audio bed objects can be shown in the Dolby ATMOS 3D Room Visualizer.
“With the release of the 3D Room Visualizer and related metadata, we are very pleased to complete the integration with Dolby Atmos and provide a complete end-to-end solution for monitoring Dolby Atmos via any of 12G-SDI, AES3, and the audio essence of SMPTE-2110”, says Wohler Engineering Manager, Amol Natekar.