Neyrinck has announced the introduction of SoundCode For Dolby E, a stand-alone software package and Pro Tools plug-in set for managing Dolby metadata and Dolby E encoding and decoding functions for multichannel broadcast wave files (MBWF).
SoundCode For Dolby E is designed for post-production studios, TV mixers, broadcast and content distribution organizations that need to deliver and monitor Dolby E content on video tape or as files.
The software includes two modules, the Broadcast Encoder and the Broadcast Monitor. At the heart of the Broadcast Encoder is the ability to encode a Dolby E stream file, or combine audio and Dolby metadata into a MBWF file for use by other systems.
The Broadcast Monitor enables decoding of Dolby E streams, play back of Dolby E and MBWF files, and displaying Dolby E metadata from files or Dolby E streams. These functions are fully certified, professional implementations of Dolby E.
“When I started to work on SoundCode For Dolby E,” commented Paul Neyrinck, “I wanted to make it a lot simpler for audio professionals to deliver Dolby E streams and metadata now and in the future. Broadcast delivery requirements are evolving from videotape to files so professionals need a Dolby E encoding and decoding system that works for both. Many users have embraced our SoundCode for Dolby Digital and DTS products for mastering-quality audio delivery, so I knew that Dolby E could be integrated directly into Pro Tools where so much broadcast audio originates from.
“But today’s editors need flexibility so we added a standalone application to enable batch processing and integration with almost any other audio/video editing system. By giving the editor the ability to handle metadata, encoding, and decoding in their workstation, I believe the result is a simpler, consistent, and reliable Dolby E workflow which greatly enhances the listening experience.”
Also available from Neyrinck is SoundCode for Broadcast, available for OS X and Windows platforms, which includes all the Metadata and MBWF features of SoundCode for Dolby E but without the Dolby E Encode and Decode functions. SoundCode for Broadcast is also perfect for sending files from Pro Tools to the Dolby Dolby DP600.
SoundCode for Dolby E is available directly from www.neyrinck.com and can also be purchased as an upgrade to SoundCode for Broadcast users. Windows support for SoundCode For Dolby E is coming soon.