SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
May 26, 2022  

Prior Meetings

Ott House Audio
DC Color

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required


Mr. Christian Amonson 
Mr. Ivan Basauri 
Mr. Garrett Bohannon 
Mr. Robbie Carman 
Mr. Joey D'Anna 
Mr. Noah Dankner 
Ms. Melissa Davis 
Mr. Bran Desinet 
Mr. Bruce Dixon 
Mr. Nick Doshi 
Mr. Mike Ducassoux 
Mr. Frank Erlandsen 
Mr. Robert Forte 
Mr. Nick Gold 
Mr. Gary Gottlieb 
Mr. DJ Gray 
Ms. Anne Grogan 
Mr. Ed Grogan 
Mr. Cory Haber 
Mr. Thomas Hackett 
Mr. Robert Haroutunian 
Mr. Brian Haywood 
Mr. Lonn Henrichsen 
Mr. Karl Jackson 
Mr. Renard Jenkins 
Mr. John Judge 
Mr. Kent Kramer 
Ms. Mary Jo Lyle 
Mr. Martin MacAlister 
Mr. Bruce Mathews 
Mr. Luis Mattos 
Mr. Joseph Mills 
Mr. Patrick Much 
Mr. Marc Mugram 
Mr. James O'Neal 
Mr. Conrad Osipowicz 
Ms. Cheryl Ottenritter 
Mr. Glenn Pearson 
Mr. Bob Pennington 
Mr. Jonathan Perkes 
Mr. Ellis Reid 
Mr. Evan Roberts 
Mr. Daniel Ryson 
Mr. Alan Saunders 
Mr. John Saunders 
Mr. Gene Simmons 
Mr. Brett Takacs 
Mr. Bill Weston 
Mr. Peter Wharton 
Mr. Fred Willard 
Mr. Flawn Williams 

Tour of a Local Post Production Facility

Dolby Laboratories

Guest Speaker: Cheryl Ottenritter & Robbie Carman

June 21, 2018

We continued the tradition of an annual triple engineering group meeting again in June, 2018. In June 2017, we were fortunate to have a well-attended presentation from Dolby Laboratories on the next generation broadcast audio AC-4 delivery standard. This year, Dolby came through for us again to present and show in practice the Atmos content creation product and how it integrates into audio/video workflows.  Atmos is becoming the standard of surround and immersive audio workflow.

As part of an end-to-end standard through transport and final consumer delivery on multiple platforms, Atmos is a singular system capable of producing all deliverables from mono through stereo and 5.1, to immersive and personalized audio. Dolby Atmos is by far the most popular system for producing content for Blu-Ray, today’s and next generation digital broadcast, gaming, and virtual reality. In recent years, Atmos has moved beyond the world of cinema and into the frantic arena of live TV. The company has mainly looked at creating more realistic experiences in sporting events like soccer matches, racing, and the Olympics.

We had the pleasure and fortune to have Cheryl Ottenritter of Ott House Audio and Robbie Carman of DC Color, along with Dolby Laboratories co-sponsor this year’s annual DC area professional association meeting. The joint SMPTE, AES, and SBE meeting began June 21 at 5:30 pm in the lower level tap room of Denizen’s Brewing Company in Silver Spring, MD and continued in the Ott House Audio and DC Color production facilities, which are right next door and accessible from the tap house rear patio.


  • 5:30 - 6:15 PM: The early start at Denizens Brewing Company will give us ample time for fellowship and to catch up with each other.
  • 6:15 - 6:45 PM: Brief SMPTE, AES, and SBE business meeting.
  • 6:45 - 7:00 PM: General presentation will begin.
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM: Pre-determined sized groups will be guided through the Ott House Audio and DC Color (co-located) studios, a fully employed, comprehensive post facility.

We had a hands-on and practical demonstration of the Atmos product in action. We also saw an immersive and personalized sound post-production facility integrated with post color grading, and a demonstration of Dolby Vision HDR and how it is rendered and referenced to each particular display device in actual use. DC Color / Ott House is the only Dolby Atmos facility in the mid-Atlantic region.

Thanks to our friends at Dolby Laboratories who provided a light dinner (and some local beer samples) to folks from AES, SMPTE, and SBE who were present. 

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