TC Electronic has added the option of unbalanced AES connectivity to UpCon, which is a combined and uncompromising upconversion and downmix processor in a single, high-density rack unit. UpCon continuously monitors the channel format of the incoming audio, and if the signal falls back from true 5.1 to stereo, UpCon seamlessly crossfades into a convincing 5.1 surround upconversion without adding interruptions or artifacts.
Available in Q2 2014, this feature allows broadcast stations to choose whether to route the entire SDI signal or just the audio via AES through UpCon.
With the ability to upconvert in real time, UpCon is intended for live transmissions such as sports events where not all audio feeds may be in 5.1 surround. The AES version of UpCon comes fully loaded with 16 physical channels of unbalanced AES I/O, and by default the first 8 channels are active. Should the station need to utilize even more channels, a license for activating channels 9-16 can be purchased separately.
TC's UnWrap HD upconversion algorithm is designed for film and mastering professionals. UpCon is based on UnWrap HD and shares its ultra low latency as well as its overkill processing resolution.
For more information, go to www.tcelectronic.com/upcon.