Dolby stereo


Dolby stereo
  a stereo-sound process for motion pictures created by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., used to improve sound quality; 35mm prints have two optical sound tracks (Dolby can decode and playback on four channels), while 70mm prints have six magnetic tracks for multi-channel playback; by the 1990s, Dolby Stereo was superceded by advanced digitally-recorded sound
  Examples: The first Dolby encoded stereo-optical soundtrack on a feature film was Ken Russell's Lisztomania (1975). Other Dolby stereo soundtracks existed for Star Wars (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and Superman (1978).

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