Dolby Pro Logic II is a new technology from Dolby Labs which allows us via a proprietary encoder which we developed to have full positional five-channel sound in real-time for Rogue Leader. DPLII was originally developed as a supplement to DD to get more out of old Stereo and Dolby Surround material and it does a remarkable job with it, but we are taking it to a completely new level.
While you do have to take these remarks with a grain of salt, the sound in Rogue Leader isn't going to be nearly as unimpressive as you seem to think...
The Factor 5 people go on to discuss latency issues when trying to pull off realtime Dolby Digital 5.1 audio in a 60fps game... Something we still haven't seen the Xbox actually do, to my knowledge.
.quote: taking it to a completely new level....
whats wrong with 30fps anyway? DVD is 24fps and I don't see anyone bitching
Because with film, you have exposure over time, which gives you things like motion blur, which help make things look 'natural.' With computer generated imagery, you get distinct snapshots; he's in position A, then B, gone. The more frames per second you have, the smaller the 'jumps' between position, and the more natural it looks.
Or look at it this way:
Three frames per second:
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17 frames per second:
Mad dash, DOA3, Airforce Delta II all have full 5.1 at 60 fps ( whats wrong with 30fps anyway? DVD is 24fps and I don't see anyone bitching )
Correct me if I'm wrong but when console developers say "FPS" they're refering to Fields per second rather than Frames per second. So that 60 Fields per second is really just 30 Frames per second.
That may change for Xbox and GCN developers working in 480p and other progressive resolutions but all the interlaced game's I'm aware of quote frame rates in fields per second.
So, what is the purpose of this post? If it means nothing to you, Why post this?
Because I can!
Actually I wanted to make an argument for the XBox's sound capabilities and to point out Nintendo's wrong decision for not having digital output on the GameCube.
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