Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Neyrinck extends surround-sound support for Windows
Neyrinck, a developer of surround-sound tools, has released a software update for its SoundCode for Dolby E that adds support for Windows XP and Windows Vista. It also updates the feature set for Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro.
Neyrinck’s SoundCode For Dolby E is a set of software tools to manage audio and Dolby metadata using Dolby E encoding and decoding and multichannel broadcast wave (MBWF) files with embedded Dolby metadata.
Now Dolby E streams are encoded to a workstation faster-than-real-time to a stereo WAV file. Dolby E layback is confidence-monitored directly in Pro Tools, and the resulting encode is delivered to a video facility as a file. Dolby metadata is embedded in a WAV file. File-based workflows are then implemented that carry Dolby metadata with the audio.
Pro Tools can import and export SMPTE ordered files larger than 4GB. Multiple programs are combined into a single audio file. Audio goes to and from the Dolby DP600 for faster-than-real-time Dolby E encoding.
Neyrinck’s version 1.1.3 software, available for both Mac OS X and Windows, is free-of-charge for existing owners of SoundCode for Dolby E, and can be downloaded from Neyrinck’s Web site.