Erlangen, Germany (August 2, 2006)–Source Elements LLC is licensing the Fraunhofer IIS implementation of the most advanced low delay audio coding standard in MPEG-4 “Low Delay Advanced Audio Coding” (MPEG-4 AAC-LD). Integrated into the Source-Connect product line, the codec is vital for establishing high-quality audio connections between Pro Tools systems anywhere in the world.
MPEG-4 AAC-LD, mainly developed by the audio coding specialists at Fraunhofer IIS, features a low encoding/decoding delay together with low data rates while providing best music and speech quality.
Robert Marshall, co-founder of Source-Elements stated, “The AAC-LD codec offered the best sound quality we could find at bitrates that would transport easily over the internet. It is the most efficient codec available offering near imperceptible loss even at bit-rates less than 100 kbps for mono.”
Source Elements LLC is a leading provider of software solutions for the Pro Tools environment. Gerry Teague, chief engineer of De Lane Lea, London’s premier film post production house, said, “Source-Connect has the excellent, hi-fidelity sound our clients demand. The audio quality is so crisp and transparent that, for all our clients know there is no compression at all.”
Harald Popp, head of the Multimedia Realtime Systems department at Fraunhofer IIS, said, “We are happy that our MPEG-4 AAC-LD implementation helps Source Elements to connect the Pro Tools user community. This is another proof for the quality of our audio coding algorithms as they meet the high demands of professional audio engineers.”
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS