Dolby launches new media emulator
Las Vegas, April 12, 2011
Dolby Laboratories, a global leader in audio entertainment industry, has launched its new Media Emulator software that ensures optimized delivery of audio soundtracks to meet broadcast specifications.
Announcing the launch at the NAB Show 2011, a major digital media industry event which runs till April 14 in Las Vegas, Dolby said the new model enabling operators to easily monitor the loudness level of audio.
Dolby will also soon make its dialogue gating technology available to manufacturers at no charge, and introduced licensing programs for its suite of loudness metering and correction technologies, the company said in a statement.
“Addressing loudness differences is a challenge facing our customers throughout the content processing chain, from postproduction to broadcast and delivery,” said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation.
“We’re pleased to be working closely with Dolby to integrate their loudness metering and measurement technologies into our media transformation solutions to help our customers meet regulatory and practical loudness requirements,” he added
By putting loudness solutions in the hands of its partners, Dolby is helping broadcasters comply with regulations such as the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act while providing a consistent, optimal audio experience. Dolby delivers unique and effective solutions that address loudness inconsistencies throughout the broadcast chain.
The key benefits of the Dolby Media Emulator include:
•It simplifies metadata authoring through integration into major audio workstations
•Provides easy monitoring of the different consumer environments
•Enables quicker workflows for metadata throughout production
Dolby will be showcasing its range of loudness products, including Dolby Media Meter 2 and Dolby Media Emulator for postproduction, the Dolby DP568 Professional Reference Decoder, the Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer for distribution, and the award-winning Dolby Volume for consumer playback, the statement added.
“We chose the Dolby monitor for the restoration of Apocalypse Now because we were impressed with its precise color accuracy, particularly how it renders true black levels with exceptional dark detail,” said Doug Delaney, Digital Intermediate Colorist, iO Film.
“The monitor gave me the confidence that other display technologies don't to make the bold color decisions called for with this film and to judge those choices accurately,” Delaney noted.
John Griffin, Dolby’s senior director of Consumer Electronics, will speak at the “Content in the Cloud Conference” about the benefits of cloud-delivered content to broadcasters later in the day, the audio giant said in a statement.-TradeArabia News Service