35mm optical 4trk UltraStereo?

Adam Hawkey May 27, 2015

  1. Any of my locals (LA-ish) have UltraStereo optical ability? I need a feature captured.
    Thanks in advance.
    -Adam
     
  2. Yes, Chace Productions can decode UltraStereo Optical:

    Rick Chace Productions
    201 S. Victory Blvd.
    Burbank, CA 91502
    (818) 84-AUDIO / 842-8346
    (818) 842-8353 - Fax

    Bob Heiber is the president (and is a very bright, knowledgeable guy), but I would think any of their staff could help you in scanning the optical track and pulling Ultra-Stereo off it. They're the best company in the world for getting good results out of optical sound.

    All Ultra-Stereo really was was a non-authorized version of Dolby Surround (using a simulation of the Dolby Matrix process), which they could do much cheaper than Dolby. The Dolby technology was not completely patented, so they were able to work around those and create a process that was essentially 97% identical:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_Stereo
     
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