• Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator lets you record 5.1-channel audio directly to your camcorder or digital camera. Your recordings will play through any home theater or other playback system featuring Dolby Digital.

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Benefits

    • Capture the Experience

      Follow the lead of professional filmmakers and capture the whole experience in surround sound.

    • Home Theater Compatible

      Play the audio you record through your home theater or any other playback system that features Dolby® Digital, the established standard for multichannel sound.

    • The Standard in Surround Sound

      Incorporate professional-grade audio in your own movies with technology based on that used for movie soundtracks, DVDs, TV programming, and games.

    • Exceptional Efficiency

      Store 5.1 channels of audio in just a fraction of the space required for two-channel PCM audio.

    Your Videos in Surround Sound

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator makes it easy to shoot and edit your own videos with great audio. While the picture quality of even an inexpensive camcorder can be spectacular, the sound quality often falls short. But now your videos can feature the same high-quality surround sound you hear at the movies.

    Built on the Standard for Multichannel Sound

    At the core of Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is Dolby Digital, the technology that allows movie studios, television networks, and other content providers to compress the size of multichannel audio files without impairing the sound quality. The smaller the file, the easier it is to distribute. This efficiency has helped Dolby Digital become the preferred multichannel audio solution for the cinema, DVDs, HDTV, and other media.

    The combination of efficiency and quality makes this technology an ideal solution for camcorders and digital cameras. Video demands a lot of storage space, which doesn't leave much room for audio. Dolby Digital can work comfortably within these restrictions.

    Compatible with a Global Standard

    Because most home theater equipment already features Dolby Digital, the audio you record with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is compatible with millions of TVs, DVD players, PCs, and game consoles worldwide.


    Dolby Digital Plus: Surround Sound Anywhere, Everywhere

    Dolby Digital Plus™ delivers a definitive surround sound experience for all your devices, from home theaters to smartphones.

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator for Professionals

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator lets consumers record high-quality 5.1-channel audio on their camcorders, digital still cameras, and other devices.

    Equipment Manufacturers

    Add powerful surround sound features to your products with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Specifications

    Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator technology creates a bitstream compatible with Dolby Digital decoders from PCM or other source audio.

    The following table shows data rates, audio bandwidths, and recording rates for Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator.

    Data Rate

    Audio Bandwidth

    Recording Rate

    384 kbps

    17 kHz

    164.8 MB/hr

    448 kbps

    18 kHz

    192.3 MB/hr