Developer site: Minnetonka Audio
Year / Release Date Plugin: 2010
Platform: Windows x86
* Pace iLok USB Smart Key (not included)
* Internet access for plug-in authorization
* Mac OS X, Win XP, Vista, Win 7: Pro Tools RTAS plug-in running Pro Tools 7.4 HD or higher
* Mac OS X (PT 8, 9 HD or PT 8 LE with Complete Production Toolkit),
Windows XP, Vista, Win 7: qualified VST 2.4 surround-capable host
Interface language: English
SurCode for Dolby-E Encoder plug-in is the ideal way to integrate into
existing workflows on various audio workstations,
in different studios and in different formats.
DOLBY E format is a high quality 8-channel audio coding system,
specially designed for distribution in the television broadcasting process,
because this is precisely the kind of application that DOLBY DIGITAL is not suitable for.
Integration with existing 2-channel infrastructure is achieved due to the fact that
that DOLBY E digital stream looks exactly like AES \ EBU digital audio.
This allows the audio signal to be distributed over a single AES-3 pair or
record on 2 audio tracks of digital audio tape,
to create a standard audio-with-picture data interchange format.
DOLBY E audio coding is designed to
so that in the process of preparing and distributing programs of the DVB standard to adhere to 10
and more codec cycles as required as standard.
And since DOLBY E audio transmission parameters are synchronized with video data,
editing in “assembly” (ASSEMBLY) or “insert” (INSERT) modes
performed without unpleasant audible clicks and squeaks.
And all this – regardless of how the editing is going, on an audio DAT cassette,
videotapes or at work computer stations.
DOLBY E audio encoding or decoding takes exactly 1 video frame,
simplifying the synchronization of sound and picture, and DOLBY DIGITAL metadata
(audio service data, see figures) are also conveniently transported as part of the DOLBY E digital stream.
The sound remains in DOLBY E format right through to the final master control,
and only then transcoded into DOLBY DIGITAL for broadcast (broadcast or transmission over cable networks).