Video Clarity Inc., a provider of market-leading audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems, has announced that its RTM real-time audio and video monitoring solution and ClearView line of video quality analysers now provide built-in decoding of Dolby Digital audio in SDI or IP video streams and files.
Video Clarity intended for both the RTM and ClearView systems to offer an efficient and cost-effective method for media enterprises to run critical test parameters on all channels and devices carrying Dolby Digital audio.
Previously, testing SDI or IP video streams with RTM and ClearView systems required an additional external decoding device to provide PCM (uncompressed), MPEG, or AAC audio in the stream. This new function, however, RTM and ClearView to test files and streams containing Dolby audio without having to decode IP streams to baseband signals.
The new integrated decoding functionality saves television networks and other broadcast facilities the expense of having to purchase a separate decoding device, and also reduces cabling and power consumption.
"Audio testing has become a critical component in the program distribution chain,” said Blake Homan, president and founder of Video Clarity. “By providing a built-in Dolby Digital decoding feature in ClearView and RTM, we're able to offer our customers an even more complete and robust set of test functions.”
The new Dolby Digital audio encoding functionality for RTM and ClearView will be available late in the fourth quarter of 2014.