IBC 2010: DTS Previews DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.6
DTS, Inc. is offering exhibitors an exclusive preview of the upcoming version of its popular audio software, DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.6 (MAS v2.6), on the IBC show floor (Stand 2.B50).
DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.6 adds a series of new encode modes. Building on the success of DTS-HD Master Audio Suite tools in Blu-ray, this version advances DTS-HD technology in the digital download/streaming space, offering new stream types and additional bit-rates, including the bandwidth-adaptive DTS Express encode format.
“The new DTS Express encode modes provide a astoundingly excellent audio experience at low bit-rates that flex and scale to meet bandwidth constraints,” says Ronny Katz, Director, Professional Audio, DTS, Inc. “With DTS technologies integrated into content delivery ecosystems such as Sonic’s RoxioNow, and in preparation for the UltraViolet (formerly DECE) consumer launch, MAS v2.6 provides new capabilities to meet the changing needs of our customers.”
Another significant upgrade to DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.6 is the dramatic increase to encoding speed, clocking in at up to 48 times faster than real-time (based on 12 CPU cores running multiple simultaneous encodes). This new multi-processor speed increase is combined with existing folder-based encoding, auto-import, and auto-verification features.
DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.6, is listed at $1495 and is scheduled to ship Q4 2010.
DaySequerra Introduces New AudioXpress Processors with DTS Neural Technologies
DaySequerra, exclusive DTS hardware and audio partner, has expanded their product line of DTS Neural Technologies audio processors at the IBC Show. DaySequerra debuted an easy-to-integrate AudioXpress PCIe card; and the AudioXpress APM, which uses the universal 72-pin SIMM module IO pioneered by Dolby. All AudioXpress products feature proprietary DTS Neural algorithms to solve loudness issues in DTV broadcasts, transport 5.1 surround over stereo infrastructures, and synthesize artifact-free, spectrally balanced stereo from mono content.
“We’re excited to extend the reach of broadcast-proven DTS processing beyond our very successful 1RU solutions,” says David Day, President of DaySequerra. “Ease of integration for our new AudioXpress solutions provide near turn-key time to market for our partners,” added Day. “We look to leverage these AudioXpress form factors and successfully expand DTS Neural technologies to new platforms including digital audio consoles, audio mastering workstations, digital media and cinema servers, and DTV and IPTV broadcast head-ends.”
At IBC in stand 2B50, Ward Beck is showing its new M6205-3G, a 3G audio processing platform card for openGear, and first product to use DaySequerra’s AudioXpress APM. The M6205-3G is a two-group demuxer that can extract and process up to four AES/EBU audio signals from either an SD-SDI, HD-SDI or 3 Gigabit signal; it also acts as a platform for DTS UpMix, DownMix, MultiMerge and DTS Neural Loudness Control as well as legacy Dolby D/E decoding. “Ward-Beck is proud to be working with DaySequerra to deliver these next-generation DTS audio solutions in our new 3 Gigabit platform for openGear format,” says Eugene Johnson, Managing Director of Ward-Beck.
Day adds: “2010 has been a breakout year for broadcaster adoption of DTS Neural Surround: the World Cup in South Africa, ESPN’s Winter X-Games, Super Bowl XLIV, the Winter Games in Vancouver as well as the recent British and French Open were all broadcast using DTS Neural Surround with the Mono2Stereo providing the surround bed. We’re excited to build on this success and cross into new market segments with DTS.”