Calabasas, CA (July 26, 2016)—DTS will release its DTS:X tools for digital media content professionals, available worldwide the first week of August. The software-based tools allow professionals to create and QC DTS:X immersive audio streams for Blu-ray Disc, Ultra HD Blu-ray and streaming media.
DTS:X Encoder 1.0 is a professional, stand-alone Mac-based application that allows users to produce immersive DTS content for Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray, as well as file-based and streaming media. DTS encodes can be created from a variety of audio source files, including PCM WAV, Broadcast WAV, AIF or M2X files. Rebuilt from the ground up while retaining key workflows from the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite, the DTS:X Encoder has a new interface that aides users in choosing different encode settings such as channel layout, stream type and bit rate to create the appropriate DTS-HD encode file. Additional features include the ability to create custom downmixes for channel-based encodes as well as the ability to check for downmix saturation before creating an encode.
Also being released is the DTS:X MediaPlayer, which can QC DTS audio against video prior to final multiplexing, authoring or packaging. The product supports various files types and video formats, including HEVC.
“These next generation toolsets clearly demonstrate our commitment to providing content professionals with software that meet their standards and requirements,” said Bill Neighbors, general manager, pro audio, DTS, Inc. “DTS:X elevates home theater audio to a multi-dimensional experience, and these tools allow the authoring industry to easily create and deliver that experience. They are a key component in the continued release of titles to the home market with a DTS:X soundtrack.”