Minnetonka Audio Software have announced today a new 2.1 release of their SurCode for Dolby E family of software encoders and decoders.
Dolby E Master Suite
The SurCode for Dolby E suite supports Avid’s Pro Tools, Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony product lines, with an AudioSuite encoder/decoder and an RTAS decoder. One license will run all versions on any platform. A new time saving Mixdown feature for Avid products allows you to apply the RTAS decoder, in a faster-than-real time capacity, to a multichannel bus. This not only decodes the audio but automatically creates a multichannel track and prints the decoded PCM audio to that track.
The Dolby E Master Suite contains a plug-in encoder and decoder for Dolby E on Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro Export Plug-in (Final Cut 6 or higher) and VST. It also Includes Stream Player, Dolby Media Meter 2 and one seat of AudioTools AWE standalone.
Dolby E Encode & Decode
The new version 2.1 of SurCode for Dolby E encoder and decoder now embraces all of Avid’s professional applications with enhanced Dolby E capabilities, while retaining complete interoperability with legacy Dolby E hardware. Both 32 and 64 bit versions of Mac OS & Windows are supported.
Dolby E Stream Player
This is available separately or bundled with the full SurCode for Dolby E Encoder and Decoder. It is the lowest cost Dolby E solution for decoding, monitoring and quality control. With easy plug and play operation, no audio output reconfiguration is required. SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player also works with Media Composer, NewsCutter and Pro Tools, as well as qualified VST hosts.
What is Dolby E?
Dolby E is the industry standard method of transporting multichannel digital audio across an asset’s entire post-production life cycle, and SurCode for Dolby E is the industry’s benchmark for file-based processing of Dolby E. It uses the AES digital audio format to transport 5.1 surround over existing two channel AES digital audio infrastruture, including digital VTRs allowing 5.1 surround to be recorded on a ‘stereo’ digital audio track.