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DTS announces new audio production tools

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Apr 2009 21:26

DTS announces new audio production tools DTS Inc. has announced new audio product tools aimed at the professional and prosumer markets. The new products include DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.0 and SurCode's DTS-HD solutions for Apple Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio users. With the increase in Blu-ray Disc production and penetration of Blu-ray hardware, these offerings provide content producers new ways to deliver best-in-class DTS audio on their BD titles.
"At DTS, we are thrilled to announce new production tools that continue to make the Blu-ray audio production process faster, easier, and more accessible than ever," says Ronny Katz, Director of Professional Audio at DTS. Hundreds of Blu-ray titles on the market utilize DTS-HD's unique One-stream architecture that provides backwards compatibility.

The DTS-HD Master Audio Suite gets over 30 features and enhancements in the new Version 2.0 of the software. adds new Bonus View encoding features including dynamic Mono panning as well as Seamless Branching optimization for multi-story and multi-angle titles. MAS v2.0 also features the fastest BD audio encoder on the market, at 3 to 4 times faster than real-time for lossless audio encodes.

Make no mistake, it is intended for professional use, which is emphasized by its $1495.00 price tag. Version 2.0 is compatible with Mac-Intel, Windows XP, and now Vista. There was also announcements for the Apple professional community, with DTS and Minnetonka Audio Software unveiling new DTS-HD audio solutions for Apple Compressor and Quicktime.

The SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD plug-in for Apple Compressor 3 is capable of producing DTS encoded streams for Blu-ray Disc and DVD directly within Apple Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio. It supports DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS Digital Surround, encoding at up to 6.1 channels as well as low bit-rate DTS Express for Bonus View and BD-Live.

SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor retails for $249 and includes the SurCode Decoder for DTS-HD for QuickTime.

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