• Dolby E Decoder DP572 [Support Only]

    • The Dolby E Decoder DP572 decodes Dolby E–encoded program material for use in broadcast and postproduction facilities prior to final DTV and HDTV transmission.

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    • Front of the Dolby E Decoder DP572

      • Dolby E Decoder DP572 Benefits

        The Dolby® E Decoder DP572 was designed to ease the transition from two-channel to multichannel audio for DTV broadcasters and program producers. It decodes up to eight channels of high-quality audio, plus Dolby Digital metadata, from a Dolby E signal encoded on a single AES3 pair, external fiber, satellite link, digital videotape, digital audiotape, or from a video server.

        It's easily integrated into your postproduction and broadcast facilities. The DP572 can accept both PCM and Dolby E signals, and it can switch automatically to provide seamless integration of multichannel and archived stereo programming.

        Multichannel programming typically uses a "5.1 + 2" Dolby E configuration, with six of the eight channels carrying a 5.1 program and the other two an Lt/Rt (matrix surround-encoded) or stereo two-channel program. Alternate channel configurations are available for multilingual or other specialized applications.

        The Dolby DP572 requires a standard video black reference signal. It can also be used in 24-frame applications when accompanied with the Dolby E Tri-Level Sync Interface DP579.

      • Multichannel Audio with Dolby E

        Dolby E provides the ability to carry up to eight channels of audio with metadata over existing stereo infrastructures.

      • Coded Audio Frames that Match the Video Frames

        Ensures that audio-follow-video edits are free of mutes, glitches, or other aberrations, so you can switch, route, and perform edits directly on the digital bitstream without decoding and reencoding

      • Dolby E Audio

        Provides up to eight channels and carries Dolby Digital metadata generated by the program’s producers for final delivery to the home viewer's Dolby Digital decoder

      • PCM In/Delay Out Port

        Lets you insert a voiceover into the decoded Dolby E program or insert local stereo audio without the need for additional equipment; automates switching between stereo and multichannel programming within a transmission chain

      • Front-Panel Status LEDs

        Indicate the configuration of the Dolby source signal, as well as output channel activity, video reference, main input, PCM delay, input data, and more

      • Dolby DP572 Specifications

        Audio Coding Algorithm

        • Dolby E

        Dolby E Program Configurations

        • User-selectable: 5.1; 3 × 2; 5.1 + 1 + 1; 6 × 1; 5.1 + 2; 8 × 1; 4 × 2
        • Others selectable

        Audio Sampling Rate

        • 48 kHz

        Video Frame Rates

        • 29.97 fps (NTSC); 
25 fps (PAL)
        • 23.98, 24, 30 fps (requires Dolby E Tri-Level Sync Interface DP579)

        Frequency Response

        • 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.25 dB


        • <0.01% at 1 kHz
<0.02%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

        Dynamic Range

        • >110 dB


        • Encoding: fixed, one video frame PCM delay channel: fixed, one video frame PCM delay channel: fixed, one video frame or minimal delay

        Power Requirements

        • 90–264 VAC, 50–60 Hz, auto-sensing, 15 W maximum; designed to operate from a centrally switched power source

        Dimensions and Weight

        • 1-U rackmount: 44 × 483 × 324 mm (1.75 × 19 × 12.75 in.)

        • Net: 2.7 kg (5.9 lb)

        Environmental Conditions

        • Operating: 0°C–50°C (32°F–122°F), natural convection cooling; 0%–98% relative humidity (noncondensing)
Nonoperating: −20°C to 70°C (−4°F to 158°F)

        Regulatory Notices

        • North America: This unit complies with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules and Industry Canada ICES-003 Class A requirements. It is UL Listed for the US and Canada.

        • Europe: This unit complies with the requirements of Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and carries the CE marking accordingly.

        Dolby DP572 Front Panel

        Display and Controls

        • Two-line, 16-character LCD with control keys for status indication and setup operations

        Status LEDs

        • Indicate output channel activity, video reference, Dolby E program configuration, main input, PCM delay, input data (bit depth), fault, and error

        RS-232 Serial Remote Port

        • 8-pin female mini-DIN connector for remote control and software upgrades

        Headphone Output

        • 6.35 mm (1/4-in.) standard stereo headphone jack for confidence monitoring

        Dolby DP572 Rear Panel

        Digital Audio Input

        • BNC female with loop-through, unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3ID-1995 (SMPTE 276M) specifications, external 75Ω termination required

        Digital Audio Outputs

        • Two BNC female connectors for each output: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8; unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3ID-1995 (SMPTE 276M)

        Video Reference Input

        • BNC female with loop-through, unbalanced, NTSC program or black for 29.97 fps; PAL program or black for 25 fps; Dolby Black for 24 fps; 23.98, 24, 30 fps when using a DP579 Dolby E Tri-Level Sync Interface; signal levels per SMPTE 154, external 75Ω termination required

        PCM In/Delay Out Port

        • Two BNC female, unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3ID-1995 (SMPTE 276M)

        Linear Timecode Output Port

        • BNC female, unbalanced, per SMPTE 12M

        RS-485 Serial Remote Input Port

        • 9-pin female D-connector for software upgrades

        Status Port

        • 9-pin female D-connector, 0–5 V TTL levels

        Auxiliary Output Port

        • 9-pin female D-connector, RS-232, full duplex

        Metadata Output Port

        • 9-pin female D-connector; compatible with metadata inputs on DP569, DP570, or DP571
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