DTS will be demonstrating the Pro Series 6.1 Surround Encoder, a stand-alone solution for Mac or PC, and the DTS Pro Series Network Encoder, a networked solution for post-production facilities based on the Apple’s Xserve RAID storage system, at AES 2004, Booth #532.
Both encoders can be used to create multichannel DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 soundtracks for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and 5.1 CD titles.
DTS executives will also be available at the convention to discuss DTS’ acceptance into new standards for HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the next-generation high-definition disc formats for home video. It was recently announced that DTS Coherent Acoustics coding system has been selected as mandatory audio technology for both the Blu-ray Disc (BD) and High-Definition Digital Versatile Disc (HD-DVD). In addition to the company’s core 5.1 technology, DTS’ extension technologies have also been selected as options. Encompassing higher data rates, lossless operation and additional channels, DTS’ extension technologies, identified by the DVD Forum (HD-DVD) and Blu-ray Disc Association collectively as DTS++, have been approved as optional features on both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc. DTS++ is a lossless audio technology selected for both disc formats.