San Francisco, CA (March 13, 2009)–Neyrinck has introduced SoundCode for Dolby E, a software package and Pro Tools plug-in set for managing Dolby metadata and Dolby E encoding and decoding functions.
The software includes two modules, the Broadcast Encoder and the Broadcast Monitor. The Broadcast Encoder encodes a Dolby E stream file, or combines audio and Dolby metadata into a MBWF file for use by other systems. The Broadcast Monitor enables decoding of Dolby E streams, playback of Dolby E and MBWF files, and display of Dolby E metadata from files or Dolby E streams. These functions are fully certified, professional implementations of Dolby E.
“When I started to work on SoundCode For Dolby E, I wanted to make it a lot simpler for audio professionals to deliver Dolby E streams and metadata now and in the future,” commented Paul Neyrinck. “Broadcast delivery requirements are evolving from videotape to files, so professionals need a Dolby E encoding and decoding system that works for both. Many users have embraced our SoundCode for Dolby Digital and DTS products for mastering-quality audio delivery, so I knew that Dolby E could be integrated directly into Pro Tools, where so much broadcast audio originates from.
“But today’s editors need flexibility, so we added a standalone application to enable batch processing and integration with almost any other audio/video editing system. By giving the editor the ability to handle metadata, encoding, and decoding in their workstation, I believe the result is a simpler, consistent, and reliable Dolby E workflow which greatly enhances the listening experience.”
Also available from Neyrinck is SoundCode for Broadcast, available for OS X and Windows platforms, which includes all the metadata and MBWF features of SoundCode for Dolby E, but without the Dolby E encode and cecode functions.
SoundCode for Dolby E is available directly from Neyrinck. Windows support is promised soon.