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DTS Unleashes Neural UpMix and DTS-HD MAS 2.5

DTS, Inc. announced its Neural UpMix by DTS, an new Pro Tools plug-in designed to upmix content to 5.1 and 7.1 channels, and the latest version of its audio encoding suite, DTS-HD Master Audio Suite v2.5 (MAS 2.5), at this year’s NAB show.

According to the statement, Neural UpMix by DTS ($449) marks a first in 7.1 surround expansion for the Pro Tools community. Combining precision and creative flexibility, this plug-in can output 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel audio tracks from stereo or 5.1 source material while preserving the spectral and timbral balance of the original mix. Engineers will be able to upmix audio tracks on a scene-by-scene basis to create an audio experience that can greatly enhance both standard 2D as well as Blu-ray 3D soundtracks.

DTS–HD Master Audio Suite v2.5 ($1,495) makes one of the fastest Blu-ray Disc audio encoders on the market even faster with the introduction of Folder-Based Batch Encoding for Blu-ray, DVD and online digital delivery. This new functionality automates the encoding process, enabling hundreds of audio encodes to be processed with just a few mouse clicks.

“With DTS-HD becoming the primary audio codec on Blu-ray Disc, DTS continues to look for ways to streamline production workflow for our customers for both 2D and 3D Blu-ray Disc, as well as online digital delivery,” says Ronny Katz, Director of Professional Audio, DTS, Inc. “Our DTS-HD Encoder is already the fastest lossless audio encoder for Blu-ray disc. Our goal with version 2.5 is to deliver even higher efficiency and automation, and to address the demands of 3D production. We are proud to introduce the truly one-of-a-kind Neural UpMix plug-in that will help content creators match 3D video with an immersive 7.1 surround sound experience.”

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