Cinegy Convert supports Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E audio encoding and decoding technologies.

To set up Dolby® Digital / Dolby® E decoding, use the "Dolby audio" configuration section:

Dolby_audio

Dolby® Digital Decoding

Dolby® Digital, an audio compression technology that contains up to six discrete sound channels, is used for audio encoding in many broadcast standards. The majority of Dolby® Digital decoders are equipped with downmixing options to distribute encoded channels to audio output sources.

To specify Dolby® Digital audio parameters, use the drop-down list next to the "Dolby Digital decoding" field:

Dolby_digital_decoding

The following audio decoding settings can be selected:

  • Mute – to disable the audio playback.

  • Downmix to stereo – to decode and mix all audio tracks into a single stereo output.

  • Decode – to decode Dolby® audio into N-channel track.

Caution
To use "Decode" functionality, the Dolby® Digital Decoder 5.1 license is required. No license is required for "Mute" and "Downmix to stereo" options.

Dolby® E Decoding

Dolby® E, an audio encoding and decoding technology that contains up to eight sound channels, is used for broadcasting and post-production facilities with a two-channel (stereo) infrastructure. The Dolby® E decoders are designed to ease the transition of Dolby® E-encoded material from two-channel to multichannel audio.

Note
Avoid playing Dolby® E stream through speakers or monitors without decoding. Undecoded Dolby® E data will be converted to analog with digital "noise" that can damage hearing or loudspeakers.

To specify Dolby® E audio parameters, use the drop-down list next to the "Dolby E decoding" field:

Dolby_E_decoding

The following audio decoding settings can be selected:

  • Mute – to disable the audio playback.

  • Decode – to decode Dolby® audio into N-channel track.

Note
For proper decoding of Rolls with Dolby® E, media files created via Cinegy Capture should be recorded with 24-bit PCM parameter set in archive template. Refer to the Coding Scheme Settings in Archive Mode paragraph within the Cinegy Capture Control Manual for detailed information on audio channel configuration.
Caution
To use "Decode" functionality for Dolby® E audio tracks, the Dolby® E Decoder license is required.

The Dolby® Digital / Dolby® E decoding options are available for Transcode to File profile and Cinegy Archive Ingest / Import profile.

Special Note on the Use of Dolby Trademarks

Dolby Laboratories encourages use of Dolby trademarks to identify soundtracks that are encoded with Dolby technologies. This is an effective way to inform listeners of the soundtrack format, and the use of a standard logo promotes easy recognition in the marketplace. However, as with all trademarks, Dolby trademarks may not be used without permission. Dolby Laboratories therefore provides a trademark agreement for companies that wish to use Dolby trademarks.

This agreement should be signed by the company that owns the program material being produced. Recording studios or production facilities that provide only audio production or encoding services for outside clients generally do not require a trademark license. If you would like more information on obtaining a Dolby trademark license, please contact Dolby Laboratories, or visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
100 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103-4813 USA
Telephone: 415-558-0200
Fax: 415-863-1373
trademarkagreement@dolby.com
www.dolby.com