NUGEN Audio previews new batch processing for Dolby formats and shows Halo Upmix 3D Immersive option
Sept 12, 2017
NUGEN Audio, manufacturer of innovative and intuitive professional audio tools for high-end producers, post-production engineers and broadcasters, is showcasing a beta version of its AMB Dolby® Module, the latest option for the AMB Audio Management Batch processor modular software, at IBC 2017 (Booth 8.D56). The final version of the AMB Dolby Module is expected to be released in Q4.
AMB is designed to improve workflow efficiency for a range of different tasks. Using AMB Loudness, DynApt® or Upmix modules with the new AMB Dolby Module, post-production facilities can natively batch process Dolby E, Dolby Digital® and Dolby Digital Plus files, reducing delivery times considerably for loudness measurement and correction, dynamics processing and upmixing. The facility to decode these Dolby formats to linear PCM wave files further supports workflow versatility. The AMB Dolby Module also provides support for Dolby Metadata and Dolby E Program configurations.
"We're pleased that NUGEN's new AMB Dolby Module offers content creators scalable, batch processing of content in Dolby formats," said JC Morizur, Sr. Director of Pro Products and Solutions at Dolby Laboratories. "There is increasing need for our users to process large numbers of files under tight time restrictions. AMB will help our customers meet those demands."
AMB offers unprecedented scalability, allowing post-production facilities of all sizes to add the precise processing modules they need and tailor the system to their exact requirements. AMB offers threaded algorithm processing and multiple processing threads that are addressable for simultaneous parallel handling of files and queues.
The Dolby Module will be the latest addition to the growing number of module options for AMB that are enabling customers to carry out a greater range of audio-processing tasks than ever before:
AMB is now available for Windows and OSX. Each functional module (Loudness, Upmix, DynApt, MXF and ProRes) is priced at $999. The new Dolby Module will also be $999 and Dolby and NUGEN are currently in discussions with a view to making it available in the fourth quarter of 2017. Several expansion options for increased processing power and speed are also available.
Halo Upmix 3D Immersive extension
Also, for the first time at IBC, NUGEN Audio will demonstrate the new Halo 3D Immersive Extension for its award-winning Halo Upmix. This makes it possible to upmix, re-purpose or convert channel-based audio for an Ambisonic workflow.
In addition, the Halo 3D Immersive Extension fully supports Avid Technology's latest version of Pro Tools®, which now features native 7.1.2 stems for Dolby Atmos mixing. The combination of Pro Tools and Halo 3D Immersive Extension provides a fluid workflow for audio post professionals requiring upmix capability for multi-channel and object-based audio formats.
"We are delighted to offer new options for engineers involved in the rapidly developing world of immersive audio and Dolby Atmos," says Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, NUGEN Audio. "These new developments allow engineers to use our unique algorithms in ever diversifying contexts and workflows. We're also glad to be working with Dolby in adding a module for its important formats to AMB, giving professionals even greater access to our award-winning technologies."
About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio provides the broadcast and post-production industry's most advanced solutions for surround upmixing and end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company's products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio's tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world's top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.
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