Surcode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor

Surcode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor
SurCode
Encoder for DTS-HD
for Compressor
™
USER MANUAL
™
Contents
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Introduction ..................................................................................................................1
Included in This Installation........................................................................................2
Using SurCode in Compressor...................................................................................3
Main Tab .......................................................................................................................5
4.1 Target.................................................................................................................................... 6
4.2 Stream Type ......................................................................................................................... 6
4.3 Channel Configuration ......................................................................................................... 6
4.3.1 Rear Channel Attenuation ............................................................................................ 7
4.3.2 ES Phase Shift .............................................................................................................. 7
4.4 Sample Rate.......................................................................................................................... 8
4.5 Bit Rate or Core Bit Rate ..................................................................................................... 8
4.6 Dialog Normalization ........................................................................................................... 8
4.7 Bit Depth .............................................................................................................................. 8
4.8 Frame Rate ........................................................................................................................... 9
4.9 Start Time ............................................................................................................................. 9
Downmix Tab..............................................................................................................10
5.0.1 Stereo Downmix Enabled button ............................................................................... 11
5.0.2 Stereo Downmix table................................................................................................ 11
5.0.3 Stereo Downmix Defaults .......................................................................................... 11
Log Tab .......................................................................................................................12
About Tab ...................................................................................................................13
Installation ..................................................................................................................14
Release Notes for Version 1.0 ..................................................................................20
Introduction
1 Introduction
This SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD plug-in for Compressor encodes multichannel audio for several DTS formats. The resulting DTS-encoded files can be used to create disc-based media (Bluray, DVD, and DTS Music Disc), but can also be used to create content for online delivery for
playback via QuickTime.
SurCode for DTS-HD supports these DTS formats.dtshd file types:
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Digital Surround
DTS ES
DTS 96/24
DTS Express for Blu-ray Secondary Audio
.cpt file type (DVD authoring):
DTS Digital Surround
DTS ES
DTS 96/24
.wav (DTS Music Disc):
DTS Digital Surround
Supported channel configurations are:
From mono up to 6.1 channels for Blu-ray disc
From stereo up to 6.1 channels for DVD
Stereo, 5.1, and 6.1 channels for DTS Music Disc
For QuickTime playback, you will need to install SurCode Decoder for DTS-HD for QuickTime.
This will make QuickTime compatibile with all DTS formats.
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Included in This Installation
2 Included in This Installation
This installation includes both the SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor, and the SurCode Decoder for DTS-HD for QuickTime.
This user manual includes information for SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compresor only.
For information on the SurCode Decoder for DTS-HD for QuickTime, which is included in the
installation. For info - refer to the SurCode Decoder for DTS-HD user manual.
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Using SurCode in Compressor
3 Using SurCode in Compressor
After installation, SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor will become available in the
Settings window of Compressor. To access SurCode, click on the “+” button (see Figure 3-1).
Figure 3-1
When you click on SurCode encoder, the encoder will appear in the Settings list (see Figure 3-2).
Figure 3-2
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Using SurCode in Compressor
You can now drag the encoder from the settings window to a Job (see Figure 3-3).
Figure 3-3
When you click on the encoder in the Job window, the encoder parameters will appear in the
Inspector window. It is here, in the Inspector, that you can bring up the SurCode for DTS-HD
Encoder user interface. First, click on the second button in the row of buttons at the top (see Figure 3-4).
Figure 3-4
Then click on the Options button in the middle of the Inspector window. This will bring up the
encoder’s user interface, where you can adjust all of the encoding parameters.
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Main Tab
4 Main Tab
Figure 4-5 shows the SurCode for DTS-HD main tab.
Figure 4-5
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Main Tab
4.1 Target
You must tell the Encoder what media type you are encoding for. The Target pull-down lets you
select from 4 different media types (see Figure 4-6).
Figure 4-6
4.2 Stream Type
For each selected Target, there will be certain DTS stream types that are compatible. You must tell
the encoder which stream type to use be selecting one from the Stream Type pull-down menu (see
Figure 4-7).
Figure 4-7
4.3 Channel Configuration
For each Target and Stream Type, there will be a number of different allowable Channel Configurations. You must tell the Encoder which Channel Configuration to use, by selecting one from the
Channel Configuration pull-down (see Figure 4-8).
Figure 4-8
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Main Tab
The Channel Configuration that you choose will be graphically represented below (see Figure 49).
Figure 4-9
4.3.1 Rear Channel Attenuation
For some configurations, you have the option of attenuation the rear channels by 3 dB. To turn on
the attenuation, click on the Attenuate Rear Channels -3 dB button (see Figure 4-10). The button
will turn green when selected.
Figure 4-10
4.3.2 ES Phase Shift
When encoding to a DTS-ES format, you can choose to phase shift the rear channel by clicking
on the ES phase Shift button (see Figure 4-11). The button turns green when selected.
Figure 4-11
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Main Tab
4.4 Sample Rate
This indicates the sample rate at which the decoded audio will play back (see Figure 4-12). Most
formats will have only one sample rate. For the formats that allow more than one sample rate, you
will be able to select it from a pull-down menu
Figure 4-12
4.5 Bit Rate or Core Bit Rate
This can be used to select either the Bit Rate of the selected format or the Core Bit Rate of DTSHD Master Audio files (see Figure 4-13).
Figure 4-13
4.6 Dialog Normalization
This pulldown allows you to select the Dialog Normalization level, where appropriate (see Figure
4-14). DTS recommends to leave dial norm at –31 or off..
Figure 4-14
4.7 Bit Depth
This pulldown lets you select the bit depth for your DTS encoded file (see Figure 4-15). The bit
depth of your input files should match your selection.
Figure 4-15
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Main Tab
4.8 Frame Rate
When encoding audio for Blu-ray Disc, it is necessary to specify the video frame rate (see Figure
4-16).
Figure 4-16
4.9 Start Time
When encoding in formats that contain embedded timecode, it is necessary to specify a starting
timecode (see Figure 4-17).
Figure 4-17
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Downmix Tab
5 Downmix Tab
For encoded surround-sound recordings, you can specify how the surround sound will be downmixed to stereo for those listeners who only have two speakers (see Figure 5-18).
Figure 5-18
Set how much of each channel of the surround sound format will be mixed into the final L and R
channels. The mix values are in dB.
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Downmix Tab
5.0.1 Stereo Downmix Enabled button
This button makes the Stereo Downmix user interface available, and tells the encoder to use the
table in the encoded file (see Figure 5-19).
Figure 5-19
5.0.2 Stereo Downmix table
The stereo downmix table determines how much of each surround sound channel is mixed into
the Left and Right stereo channels during a downmix. Each mix value is adjusted by 1 dB when
you click on the up- or down- arrow next to the value (see Figure 5-20).
Figure 5-20
5.0.3 Stereo Downmix Defaults
Clicking on this button will show the predetermined downmix tables that can be loaded (see Figure 5-21).
Figure 5-21
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Log Tab
6 Log Tab
SurCode for DTS-HD encoder can a log of all encoding activity. It can be viewed on the Log tab
(see Figure 6-22).
Figure 6-22
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About Tab
7 About Tab
The About tab provides information about your SurCode for DTS-HD encoder plug-in (see Figure 7-23).
Figure 7-23
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Installation
8 Installation
Open the installer, and locate the .pkg file inside of the Mac folder. Double-click on the .pkg file
to start installation. It will bring up the first installer screen (see Figure 8-24).
Figure 8-24
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Installation
Click on the Continue button. This will bring up the Software License screen (see Figure 8-25).
Figure 8-25
Click on the Continue button.This will bring up the screen asking if you agree with the software
license agreement. If you agree, click on the Agree button (see Figure 8-26).
Figure 8-26
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Next is the installation location screen. To install SurCode at the default location, click on the
Install button (see Figure 8-27).
Figure 8-27
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Installation
The operating system will ask you to enter your administrative password (see Figure 8-28). Type
it in and click OK (see Figure 8-28).
Figure 8-28
The installer will install all necessary files, and notify you when it has finished (see Figure 8-29).
Figure 8-29
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The installer will also bring up the Activator window (see Figure 8-30). SurCode comes with a
14-day trial period, after which it must be activated by purchasing a license and entering the
license code.
Figure 8-30
To purchase a license, click on the link. This will take you to the purchase page at the Minnetonka
web site (see Figure 8-31). Allow one full business day for the license code to be sent to you.
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When you receive the license code , enter it in the box at the bottom of the activation tab, and
click the Activate button.
Figure 8-31
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Release Notes for Version 1.0
9 Release Notes for Version 1.0
1) For some input file lengths, Compressor creates output files that are not exactly the same length
as the input. This is independent of whether the SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD is loaded. When
the output file is not the same length, it is generally withing +/- 50 audio samples.
2) If too many or too few PCM files are loaded for the selected encode, Compressor will apply
channel mappings that are beyond the control of the SurCode for DTS-HD plug-in. For example,
if 6.1 PCM files are loaded in Compressor, but the "2.0 - L, R" channel layout is selected in the
SurCode plug-in, Compressor will downmix the 6.1 to 2.0, and the SurCode plug-in will encode
only the 2.0 downmix. Similarly, if only a 1.0 (mono) PCM file is loaded, but the "2.0 - L, R" SurCode channel layout is selected, Compressor will split the 1.0 to 2.0, and SurCode will encode a
2.0 channel layout. Due to this functionality of Compressor, ensure that Compressor input files
match the selected SurCode channel layout to avoid potentially undesired channel mapping.
3) The SurCode plug-in is unable to read bit-depth or sample rate information from Compressor.
So, it is important to always be sure you have set these parameters on the SurCode user interface
before encoding.
4) Downmix values of “-60” dB are actually “-INF”, which is to say, channels set to “-60” make
no contribution to the L or R channels.
5) “DVD” Target encodings do not support embedded downmix coefficients. When appropriate,
these encodings will be downmixed according to consumer hardware defaults.
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Release Notes for Version 1.0
Copyright 2009 Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc.
“SurCode” is a trademark of Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc. All rights reserved.
Manufactured under license from DTS.
“DTS” is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
“DTS-HD”, “DTS-HD Master Audio”, “DTS-HD Master Audio Suite”, “DTS-HD High Resolution Audio”, and “DTS Surround Audio Suite” are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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