Product drops Dolby E workflows into all Media Composer suites
Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc., a leader in production software for motion picture, broadcast surround sound applications and consumer electronics, announces a new SurCode for Dolby E product designed to work inside all common video post production platforms, including Avid’s Media Composer.
The SurCode for Dolby™ E Stream Player plug–in provides real–time decoding of Dolby E streams and files to a stereo output. Based on embedded metadata, the real–time downmixing of 5.1 to stereo is automatic, allowing the operator to concentrate on the task at hand. Downmixing is a true emulation of what a consumer equipped for stereo playback would hear. Since Dolby E is commonly used to simultaneously carry a surround mix, a stereo mix and/or multiple foreign language tracks, the SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player plug–in also lets the operator choose which program to decode and monitor within the range of available program configurations.
Visual indication of bit depth and frame rate are also provided, as is the display of all metadata extracted from the Dolby E stream or file. The plug–in includes the ability to save existing metadata as either a text or XML file, for archiving, workflow automation, and media asset management.
“A complement to a complete Dolby E workflow as well as a low cost solution for all the stakeholders in the production chain, the SurCode for Dolby® E Stream Player plug–in delivers real–time decoding capability for all of the post–production participants, even when they are only equipped for stereo,” said John Schur, President of Minnetonka Audio Software. “SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player easily integrates the Dolby E format into existing workflows across platforms and applications, providing more choice for video post production professionals. It’s a software solution for contractors, second units, location crews and anyone who needs to incorporate Dolby E into their workflow without the bulk and expense of full surround.”
The SurCode for Dolby™ E Stream Player plug–in is compatible with the RTAS, VST, AU and AudioTools AWE formats, and is available from Minnetonka Audio Software online or at your local retailer. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is set at US$995 for an all–platform license. For in–depth information on both products, visit minnetonkaaudio dot com on the web or call Minnetonka Audio at 1-952-449-6481 or +49 2162 1062622.