Minnetonka, MN (August 22, 2012)—Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. has released new updated versions of its various SurCode products for Dolby E.
They include a 2.1 release of its SurCode for Dolby E family of software encoders and decoders, and a 2.0 release of its SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player purpose-built for Apple’s Final Cut Pro.
Dolby E transports multichannel digital audio across an asset’s entire post-production life cycle, and SurCode for Dolby E handles file-based processing of Dolby E. 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 interoperability with legacy Dolby E hardware. Both 32 and 64 bit versions of Mac OS and Windows are supported.
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. VST 2.4 is also supported on 32 and 64 bit, surround-capable hosts including Nuendo, Fairlight and Sequoia. One license will run all versions on any platform. A new Mixdown feature for Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter allows users 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.
SurCode for Dolby E 2.1 also acknowledges Apple’s Final Cut Pro, with an Export Plug-in for FCP 6 and 7. In addition to the SurCode for Dolby E 2.1 encoder and decoder, a new 2.0 AU version of the SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player adds support for Final Cut Pro. SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player is available separately or bundled with the full SurCode for Dolby E Encoder and Decoder.
“With a wealth of usability enhancements, the addition of Media Composer and NewsCutter support, and the special Stream Player version for Final Cut, I think we’ve delivered the strongest and most comprehensive Dolby E solution available,” noted John Schur, president of Minnetonka Audio. “IBC is just around the corner and we’ll be featuring SurCode for Dolby E with demos on all partner platforms.”
Version 2.1 of SurCode for Dolby E Encoder and Decoder and version 2.0 of SurCode for Dolby E Stream Player are no-charge upgrades for existing license holders, and how-to videos are available for the Apple and Avid use cases.
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