Soundcraft Dolby E card
Soundcraft has released more option interface cards for the Soundcraft Vi Series Digital Live Sound consoles, expanding the applications of the highly popular digital mixer into broadcast, and adding easy capabilities for direct recording from the desk.
Using the ADAT card, it is possible to connect two ports of eight channels (inputs and outputs) to an ADAT-equipped hard disk or software-based recorder, so two cards would enable 32 channels of audio to be recorded and played back almost instantaneously.
For broadcasters, a desk with the SDI and Dolby E cards can handle the de-embedding of audio channels from within SDI video streams (and re-embedding for onward transmission), and the decoding of up to eight channels of audio from a Dolby Digital or Dolby E stream. All individual audio channels are then available within the Vi Series’ digital patchbay for mixing.
The Dolby E card holds two complete decoder sections and is said to save both space and weight in critical applications such as OB vehicles.
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