Daly City, CA (November 2, 2005)–Digidesign has introduced the Neyrinck SoundCode for Dolby Digital plug-in suite for Pro Tools|HD systems. Tightly integrated with Pro Tools software, the Neyrinck SoundCode for Dolby Digital plug-in suite provides mastering-quality workflow tools that enable the encoding and decoding of Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio directly within Pro Tools software, without the need for dedicated Dolby hardware.
The SoundCode Encoder, which operates as an AudioSuite plug-in, offers a fast way to encode audio as AC-3 and WAV files from a Pro Tools session–ready for use with DVD audio or video authoring applications, CD burning applications, or any other application that uses the Dolby Digital standard.
SoundCode encodes to all AC-3 file types, including AC-3 with time code. SoundCode also encodes to 16- or 24-bit stereo interleaved WAV files so users can lay back the Dolby Digital audio to digital tape or create an audio disc for playback on a consumer stereo system that has a Dolby Digital decoder. The SoundCode Encoder also offers the option of importing the encoded Dolby Digital audio back into the Pro Tools timeline, where it can be decoded and monitored using the real-time SoundCode Decoder.
SoundCode also includes a time-saving Punch In/Out encoding feature that allows users to punch in fixes to an existing AC-3 file. If the audio for a two-hour program has already been encoded, but a single line of dialog needs to be replaced, SoundCode can encode just that line, without having to re-encode the entire two-hour soundtrack. SoundCode then automatically “punches in” that line to the correct location within the previously encoded file.
The SoundCode Decoder functions as either a real-time RTAS or HTDM plug-in, or a non-real-time AudioSuite plug-in. The real-time SoundCode Decoder allows users to decode and monitor audio during Pro Tools session playback for mastering-quality confidence monitoring. Using SoundCode as an AudioSuite plug-in, users can decode all or a portion of an audio file faster than real time, or view the metadata of an AC-3 file.
For a complete list of features, please visit www.digidesign.com.