Santa Ana, CA (April 21, 2006)–SRS Labs, Inc. will unveil two of its newest surround solutions–the CSE-06P Portable Circle SurroundR Encoder and the SRS Circle Surround TDM Pro 2.0 plug-in–at the NAB Convention, April 24-27, in Booth N731.
SRS CSE-06P Portable Circle SurroundR Encoder The SRS CSE-06P Portable Circle SurroundR Encoder is a professional portable encoder specifically engineered to prepare 5.1- or 6.0 multichannel audio for recording on two-channel recorders and ENG/EFP cameras. The unit includes a surround headphone-monitoring mode, SRS Headphone PRO, which accurately monitors discreet 5.1-channel mixes over conventional headphones, thereby enabling realistic assessment of the captured surround material.
The CSE-06P belt-pack encoder is a substantial development in surround encoding, enabling portable surround recording on SD and HD-capable cameras. In this way, field recordings can be delivered for playback, editing and broadcast in surround sound through existing two-channel SD and HD infrastructures. In addition to SRS Headphone Pro mode, the unit also offers monitoring of individual channels and monitoring of the SRS Circle Surround-encoded stream.
SRS Circle Surround TDM Pro 2.0 The newly upgraded SRS Circle Surround TDM Pro 2.0 plug-in for Digidesign’s Pro Tools Series DAWs includes a new Music Mode for mixing and monitoring SRS Circle Surround-encoded music material. The plug-in also features the Xtract up-mixing feature, which produces highly realistic 6.1-channel surround sound mixes from mono and stereo material with better image stability and natural sound than offered previously. The SRS TDM Pro 2.0 now provides a broader front sound stage, enhanced lateral imaging, and better-sounding surround channels with a wider sense of separation. With much of the materials that mixers work with still being delivered in mono or stereo, the SRS TDM Pro 2.0 provides broadcast mixers with the ability to produce their material more effectively in a surround mix.
“Our long standing relationship with broadcasters and engineers gives us insight into the right tools needed for audio in HD content creation and delivery,” said Mike Canevaro, senior director of business development at SRS Labs. “Our new portable encoder and newly upgraded TDM software makes it even easier for content providers and digital distribution services to deliver the Personal HD Experience to viewers and listeners whatever device they use.”
At NAB2006, SRS Labs will also be demonstrating the end-to-end Personal HD Experience whereby digital video content can be brought to the user through a wide variety of sources, devices and displays featuring various SRS Labs technologies. SRS Labs production tools are designed to ensure the best possible multichannel sound across the entire HD experience, from capturing up to 6.1 channels onto a two-channel carrier, thru creating surround sound no matter what the playback source, to enabling surround in an increasingly convergent consumer electronics marketplace.