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For broadcast operations that are shifting to virtual workspaces, Dolby has created the VM600 software platform, which builds on the capabilities of our innovative DP600 hardware. Now you can have a file-based workflow solution for loudness correction, audio conversion, and upmixing.
Screen capture: The Dolby VM600 can process up to 16 work orders simultaneously.
The software counterpart of our versatile DP600 and DP600-C hardware platforms, the Dolby® Program Optimizer VM600 can simplify and automate your broadcast workflows. We designed it specifically for cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial TV, OTT, radio, and postproduction facilities.
Responding to consumer concerns, many countries regulate broadcast loudness. The Dolby VM600 offers you a simple, effective, and scalable way to ensure compliance with CALM and with EBU loudness laws.
The Dolby VM600 can encode, decode, convert, or transcode audio between a number of popular file formats alone or within media containers, using your own virtual infrastructure and storage systems. It also includes a high-quality single-step Dolby Digital to Dolby Digital Plus™ transcoder that preserves the metadata and minimizes tandem coding losses.
Dolby has been at the forefront of research into loudness problems, developing innovative solutions to overcome them. Our solutions work together to ensure the best possible viewer experience.
Provides faster-than-real-time file-based encoding, decoding, and conversion between all Dolby audio formats (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, and Dolby E), and PCM, MPEG-1 LII, AAC, and HE AAC v2, while preserving the audio metadata.
Delivers a more consistent, reliable, and high-quality experience without the need to manually validate and correct each piece of media. The virtual form factor allows jobs to be processed up to 12 times faster than on the DP600.
Delivers effective speech-based loudness normalization and automatically sets and/or corrects dialnorm values within media files without the need for decoding and reencoding.
Simplifies conversion of archives to next-generation formats. The high-quality, single-step Dolby Digital to Dolby Digital Plus transcoder preserves the metadata and eliminates transcoding losses.
Enhances legacy two-channel content with our unique stereo-to-5.1 algorithm that creates a wider, natural-sounding sweet spot and ensures elimination of artifacts in any subsequent downmixing.
Simplifies integration into existing workflows. Select a specific profile, and all media files moved to the hot folder will be automatically processed to that profile and delivered to a folder you define.
The Dolby VM600 is available in two versions to fit your workflow requirements: one that allows eight simultaneous work orders and another that allows 16.
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Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby E, HE AAC with Dolby metadata, AAC, MPEG-1 LII
The Dolby VM600 runs in a virtual machine environment and can be deployed in either VMware® vCenter 5.1 clustered servers or as a stand-alone virtual machine with the VMware Workstation™ 10.0 application.
The following server and storage configurations are provided as examples only. Your specific requirements will vary greatly depending on your workflow requirements, so a consultation with Dolby sales and support is highly recommended prior to purchase.
CPU: Dell™ R720 Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 2.70 GHz*RAM: 16 GB minimum, 32 GB or greater recommendedStorage: Hitachi® Unified Storage 130 or EMC® VNX5500™
CPU: Dell R720 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2609, 2.4 GHz*RAM: 8 GB RAM minimum, 16 GB or greater recommendedStorage: Internal RAID or SSD
*The number of cores required depends on the number of simultaneous work orders you intend to run. VM600 can be purchased in two configurations (8 or 16 simultaneous work orders). Depending on your processing profiles, you may want to dedicate anywhere from one to three physical or virtual cores per work order.
During the Dolby VM600 install process, you can provision multiple hard drives for a virtual machine as follows:
Some example storage setups:
If you are running VMware File System 5, and can provision disk sizes larger than 2 TB, consider:
If you cannot provision disks larger than 2 TB, then we suggest:
Short content with network storage available:
Short content with local RAID array available:
For copy protection, the Dolby VM600 license server requires a separate PC running either Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 (32 or 64-bit). Multiple VM600s in the same facility can all connect to a single license server.
FTP, SAMBA/CIFS, and SFTP
Provided as a web service utilizing Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) over HTTP
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