Phabrix has updated its range of Qx and QxL Series rasterisers to enable users to decode a Dolby E or ED2 Dolby Atmos audio streams as well as offering a clear view of Dolby E metadata.
The new Dolby E decoder and metadata analyser allows users to check the correct timing of Dolby E packets in the audio signal of an SDI or ST 2022-6 broadcast chain, said PHABRIX.
As well as providing a clear and accessible view of Dolby E metadata, it makes it possible to monitor Dolby audio from any of the SDI/2022-6 embedded audio, 2110-30 / -31 audio flows or AES inputs, added the company.
The newly-named PHQXO-DOLBY rasterisers also enable metering and monitoring of the decoded audio, along with the ability to separately measure the loudness of a 5.1 or stereo 2.0 decoded programme.
A new ‘Dolby view mode’ is provided for the Audio Metre window which displays the eight channels of decoded Dolby E audio together with a configurable stereo 2.0 downmix, whilst the Dolby programme metadata facilitates automatic identification and configuration of the meter channels, said PHABRIX. A status display of parameters presents Dolby E source, line positioning, dialogue level and downmix programme source, while decoded audio may be routed to the AES Outputs for external monitoring.
“The story of our world-renowned Qx and QxL products is one characterised by refinements and additions, and that continues with this latest release geared towards broadcasters working with Dolby E or ED2 audio streams,” said PHABRIX CEO Phillip Adams. “With the V4.6 release they now have access to a host of decoding, metering and monitoring capabilities that will ensure their Dolby audio workflows can be managed and processed more easily and efficiently.”