NEW AudioTools Server 3.0
At IBC, Minnetonka Audio will show the latest version of its flagship product, AudioTools Server (ATS) 3.0. ATS 3 is loaded with major enhancements including improved workflow processing, support for additional codecs and container formats, augmented load balancing and failover for multisystem environments, easier oversight for administrators and much more. ATS 3 is an enterprise software system for file-based workflows, designed to automate even the most sophisticated audio tasks.
Via SOAP and XML, AudioTools Server seamlessly integrates audio expertise into existing video infrastructure, and interoperates with Amberfin, Aveco, Avid, Civolution, Ericsson, IBM, Sony and Telestream among others. The system is also a complete solution for managing and processing Dolby® E, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and linear PCM content, as well as the audio essence within transport streams, MXF and QuickTime® containers.
Version 3 of our benchmark audio automation server offers a new processing feature, AudioTools Movie Adaption, providing intelligent, adaptive prep of HDR (High Dynamic Range) theatrical audio mixes for broadcast and emerging platforms. Also new is the VLC or Voice Level Consistency measurement feature, which determines if dialog levels across a program are uniform. VLC predicts potential on–air problems when intercut with other content. Supported file types have also been expanded, including LXF and GXF containers, plus a wider variety of audio essence formats for transport streams.
NEW SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus Technology Preview
SurCode for Dolby® Digital Plus creates fully compliant Dolby® Digital Plus™ E-AC-3 files from multichannel WAV or AIFF sources. As a Dolby-certified product, the encoded audio files are compatible with all Dolby Digital-branded decoders, in either software or hardware versions. SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus also provides encoding and decoding of legacy Dolby Digital AC-3 files. Cross–platform plug–in and native versions enable auditioning, encoding, and decoding/confidence monitoring, making it easy to produce 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 assets in real time for digital distribution. For repurposing existing 5.1 stems, SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus also upmixes from 5.1 to 6.1 and 7.1 formats. SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus will be available as a single, cross-platform installer for native, RTAS, AAX, and VST formats.
NEW SurCode for Dolby® Pro Logic II Version 3
At NAB 2013, MASI previewed the groundbreaking new version of their well–known SurCode encoder/decoder for the Dolby® Pro Logic format. IBC witnesses the formal release of the product. Pro Logic is the world’s most widely used surround format, and SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II offers complete, Dolby-certified Dolby Pro Logic II encoding and Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, and Pro Logic IIz decoding of up to eight channels of audio.
Cross–platform plug–in and native versions enable auditioning, encoding, and decoding of audio, making it easy to produce surround-encoded stereo assets in real time for analog and digital distribution. SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II v3 is available as a single, cross-platform installer for native, RTAS, AAX, and VST formats. Version 3 is a no–charge upgrade for owners of the current iLok version.
The product’s monitoring and loudness measurement tools and built-in encoding/decoding features enable mixes to be optimized for all playback situations, regardless of whether the LtRt is decoded into surround or remains in stereo mode as delivered. In fact, SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II is the first product of its kind to integrate Minnetonka Audio’s industry-standard loudness measurement technology from its benchmark AudioTools Server family. Real-time loudness metrics are displayed, ensuring that all are loudness compliant.
Photo Link:The All New SurCode for Dolby Pro Logic II
NEW AudioTools Connector for Vantage
The new AudioTools Connector for Vantage supports fundamental loudness control workflows or custom, custom, predefined workflows that utilize all of ATS’ potential. Custom loudness control workflows can be as complex and specific as required. AudioTools Connector for Vantage allows Telestream’s Vantage customers to drive AudioTools Server profiles from within the Vantage workflow designer.
By combining Vantage with AudioTools Server, a benchmark in transcoding and video automation coupled to the most versatile audio processing platform available, best in class processing for audio and video can be realized.
NEW SurCode for Dolby® Dolby E for Avid AAX & Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Audition CC
Dolby E is the industry standard for transporting multichannel digital audio, and SurCode for Dolby® E is the industry standard for file-based, faster than real time processing of Dolby E. SurCode for Dolby E is now available as a single, cross-platform installer for Avid’s RTAS and AAX formats, along with VST and native. This version is a no–charge upgrade for existing owners.
For Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Audition CC, audio professionals can now tap the Dolby–certified reliability of SurCode for Dolby E Decoder VST. Working within the Windows Creative Cloud environment, SurCode for Dolby E Decoder brings full metadata support and simplified workflow, decoding user’s audio in sync with the timeline. It’s as simple as instantiating SurCode for Dolby E Decoder and selecting a Dolby E file. In a single pass, decode all 8 channels of a Dolby E stream.
Photo Link:The New SurCode for Dolby E AAX
An award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, Minnetonka Audio Software creates essential technology for the world’s top media professionals. Its revolutionary AudioTools Server is the file-based software alternative to hardware program optimizers, bringing expert audio automation to existing media production infrastructures. Their AudioTools Server, SurCode, and discWelder product lines support the full array of audio codecs, file types and standards for CD, DVD, Blu-ray™, broadcast, and digital television. The company is a leading provider of OEM audio solutions as well as file-based QC and loudness control. Spanning more than two decades of operation, the Minnetonka, MN-based company has a subsidiary in Germany and an international network of distributors and channel partners who share its commitment to quality and service. More information is available at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.