Dolby Media Emulator

Dolby Media Emulator for Metadata Authoring

Dolby® Media Emulator is a software tool that provides metadata authoring and emulation for Dolby broadcast audio formats. Paired with popular digital audio workstations, Dolby Media Emulator enables you to emulate how your mix will sound when it's played back through a TV or set-top box.

 Dolby Media Emulator also simplifies the monitoring of metadata for use with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby E, and HE AAC.

A Key Tool for Mastering, Metadata Authoring, and Broadcasting

Its ability to configure and control the monitoring environment and evaluate metadata parameters makes Dolby Media Emulator an essential product for postproduction, DVD, and DTV facilities that master, author, or broadcast program material with Dolby surround sound audio.

Dolby Media Emulator runs as an Avid® Pro Tools® AAX native or VST plug-in for popular programs such as Steinberg® Nuendo® or Sony® Sound Forge™.

Dolby Media Emulator Capabilities

With the Dolby Media Emulator, you can:

Monitor in real time exactly what your customer ultimately hears

Evaluate metadata that has been created throughout the production, postproduction, and distribution process

Determine the dialogue normalization (dialnorm) value using the ITU-R BS.1770-2/1770-3 algorithms with the included meter

Decode using the Dolby Pro Logic II family of matrix surround sound technologies to allow proper monitoring of Lt/Rt sources and downmixes from all other sources

Dolby Media Emulator User Interface
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Dolby Media Emulator User Interface

The Dolby Media Emulator user interface is configurable and provides easy access to the key controls. Select the controls and status information you want to view, and remove sections of the display to create a smaller control window.

Hardware and OS Requirements

Apple Macintosh

Apple® Macintosh® computers with Intel® processors running Mac OS® X version 10.7.5 (Lion®), Mac OS 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion™), or Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks™)

2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended)

2 GB RAM

100 MB free disk space required for installation

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft® Windows® 7

2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended)

2 GB RAM

100 MB free disk space required for installation

Pace iLok USB smart key

Supported Audio Workstations

Dolby Media Emulator has been evaluated on the following workstation platforms.

Avid Pro Tools

Pro Tools version 11.0.2 and higher (Pro Tools software, HD Native and HDX)

Pro Tools HD version 10.3.6 and higher (Pro Tools software, HD Native and HDX)

Steinberg Nuendo

Nuendo versions 4 and 5

Sony Sound Forge

Sound Forge version 1 (Mac)

Sound Forge versions 10 and 11 (Windows)

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