CREATIVE TOOL SUITE
AURO-3D® ENABLES NEW AND EXCITING CREATIVE POSSIBILITES
WITH EASY INTEGRATION INTO EXISTING CONTENT-CREATION WORKFLOWS
THE AURO-3D® CREATIVE TOOL SUITE CONTAINS EVERYTHING NECESSARY TO CREATE 3D AUDIO CONTENT
THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY DEMANDS
A SUPERIOR INTEGRATED SOLUTION...
AND WE DELIVER
The following Auro plug-ins can be used within today's workflow and DAW stations (available in RTAS, VST & AU formats)
- Auro-Codec ENCODER/DECODER PLUG-INS
- AURO-MATIC® PRO UPMIXER PLUG-IN
- AURO-PANNER™ PLUG-IN
The Auro-Codec (download PDF
) was developed in response to many unresolved technical problems that have led to audio industry stagnation. Audiences have been forced to listen to 2D sound for the last 25 years with little improvement in resolution or effect. Auro Technologies has resolved these issues with its release of the Auro-Codec, the world's first and only codec that achieves full quality and compatibility by hiding code directly within the uncompressed audio domain.
Auro-Codec Key Features
- Mixing and unmixing of 2 or 3 channels in PCM
- 100% Channel separation
- Ultra-low latency decoding
- Compatible with existing standards (Blu-Ray,HDMI,DCP,...)
- Scalable solutions from 5.1 up to 24 channels with no need for object-based data
- 'Single File Distribution' (2D + 3D formats in a single carrier): 5.1 Surround mix is available on any system in uncompressed PCM quality, and systems equipped with an Auro-Decoder will playback the original Auro-3D® mix
The Auro-Codec boasts backwards compatibility that allows for the simultaneous distribution of multiple playback formats in one single stream.
Auro-Matic® Pro is a unique creative tool that transforms legacy Mono,
Stereo and Surround content into a natural 3D or 2D listening
Auro-Panner™ is a specially designed plugin for
Panning in a 3D environment.
Back to PCM
WE DIDN'T WANT TO LIMIT THE DIGITAL LISTENING EXPERIENCE...
SO WE MADE OUR CODEC INVISIBLE
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) = A technology used to convert analog sound into uncompressed digital audio.
In the early days of the Internet, severe bandwidth restrictions prevented the streaming of uncompressed audio. Lossy audio codecs (e.g. mp3, AAC used by iTunes) were subsequently developed to accommodate these limitations, precious audio quality being traded for more convenient file sizes. This compression trend led to the development of a wide variety of codecs and corresponding decoders, resulting in a market filled with conflicting formats. Consumers were not only being bombarded with incompatible codecs, they were also being sold an inferior product - the compression process produced sound artifacts that were both audible and caused measurable listener fatigue.
Current access to inexpensive, high speed Internet has eliminated the need for these lossy codecs. PCM, the worldwide digital standard for uncompressed audio, can now provide the high quality CD-sound demanded by the broadcast industry, creative professionals and consumers.
Auro-3D®'s magic lies in its ability to deliver PCM quality despite the use of bandwidth compression because it stays within the uncompressed audio domain. The groundbreaking Auro-3D® codec remains invisible, allowing the encoded audio stream to remain within PCM.