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Cinnafilm Launches Skywalker Sound Tools

Cinnafilm has announced a new toolset for its media processing ecosystem with the introduction of Skywalker Sound Tools for PixelStrings SaaS.

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Albuquerque, NM (October 22, 2020)—In partnership with Skywalker Sound, Cinnafilm has announced a new toolset for its media processing ecosystem with the introduction of Skywalker Sound Tools for the  PixelStrings media conversion SaaS.

The tools provide a streamlined audio pipeline experience, according to Cinnafilm, combining audio processing capabilities with automated, intelligent orchestration that is expected to reduce audio workflow complexity for professional content delivery. Skywalker Sound Tools is available exclusively within PixelStrings cloud and on-premises.

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“Studios, broadcasters, and other content distributors must fulfill myriad delivery standards and formats, and content creators want their visual and aural artistic intent to remain intact from creation to distribution,” says Cinnafilm COO Ernie Sanchez. “To meet these needs, we built PixelStrings to provide sensible, scalable, enterprise-grade media processing and conversions. The integration of Skywalker Sound Tools makes PixelStrings the most inclusive conversion system for top-tier industry deliverables.”

The tools’ proprietary signal processing and intelligent orchestration technology allow the mastering engineer to conduct channel mapping, downmixing, retiming, segmenting, and loudness correction within the automated workflow. The process avoids external DAWs and other applications, says the developer, which can introduce the challenges of operator error, duplicate media, digital audio corruption, incompatibilities and, perhaps most importantly, inefficiency.

According to Josh Lowden, general manager of Skywalker Sound, “We’ve been working for several years to develop strategic software tools that leverage Skywalker’s core strengths and serve our community of filmmakers. We are thrilled to work with Cinnafilm to bring these tools to the market.”

Cinnafilm • www.cinnafilm.com

Skywalker Sound • www.skysound.com

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