Digital audio specialist Jünger Audio has launched a new Codec Edition of its D*AP8 Digital Audio Processor here at IBC.
This unique device has a vital role to play in today's broadcast environment because it is the only combination of broadcast audio codec and processor on the market that can carry out real time metadata emulation, Jünger Audio claimed.
The D*AP8 Codec Edition features a built-in Dolby Metadata generator and Dolby decoder that allows users to decode Dolby-E, Dolby-D (AC-3) and Dolby Digital plus (E-AC-3).
Peter Poers, CEO of Jünger Audio, stated: "Following Dolby's decision in 2013 to discontinue its DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool, we are now the sole company in the world making and supplying a product that fills that gap. Our D*AP8 Codec Edition incorporates a Dolby decoder as standard and with a choice of optional encoders means that broadcast engineers in post production, DVD and DTV facilities can check the quality of Dolby Digital AC3/E-AC3 encoded audio prior to transmission.
“Without this product, it is fair to say that broadcast engineers would not be able to carry out precise realtime metadata emulation in recent build production environments and would therefore have no way of checking exactly what television audiences hear at home," Poers concluded.
Mike Babbitt, senior manager, professional support, Dolby Laboratories, added: "Dolby is happy to partner with Jünger Audio in bringing critical and innovative broadcast-enablement products to the worldwide broadcast community. Through our technical partnerships with valued partners like Jünger Audio, Dolby is continuing to enable current and next generation broadcast and OTT workflows to provide consumers with the 'In Dolby' experience."
By incorporating SDI I/O with 3G/HD/SD auto detection, the D*AP8 Codec gives users the option of dealing with all 16 channels of SDI embedded audio at the same time.