(CYPRESS, CA, October 4, 2007) FOR-A Corporation, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, announces that its FRC-7000 HD frame-rate converter is now available with support for Dolby E digital audio.
The inclusion of this invaluable function within the FRC-7000 3RU equipment rack not only removes the need for a large amount of additional peripheral audio processing but also ensures the audio keeps in step with the video output of the converter. With many live music and sports events now available in Dolby 5.1 and it being the audio standard for mastering DVDs, HD-DVDs and BDs (Blu-ray Disc), Dolby E coding is increasingly used in the transport of program audio.
Having the Dolby E handled inside the video converter saves cost, space and set-up time compared with the alternative external equipment. With the Dolby E data locked to the video frames, it must be decoded with the input frames and recoded locked to the output video frames. As the input and output are always different frame rates this can add to the complexity when using separate external Dolby E handling.
Dolby E adds to the considerable audio capabilities already available for the FRC-7000 HD frame rate converter. These include 8-channel, 48-kHz 24-bit embedded audio and AES/EBU digital audio allowing asynchronous and synchronous digital audio inputs with four-channel stereo processing. All provide a delay for synchronization with video processing and fit inside the FRC-7000 frame.
Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of audio and video systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, visit our web site at http://www.for-a.com