The current list price of MAS is $1495.
DTS-HD Master Audio Suite (MAS) is capable of encoding all DTS-HD™, DTS Express™, and DTS Digital Surround™ audio stream types for Blu-ray Disc™, DVD, and DTS® Music Disc. DTS Surround Audio Suite (SAS) is specifically suited for standard definition optical media, such as DVD and DTS Music Disc, but cannot produce Blu-ray Disc compatible stream types. Both MAS and SAS include the DTS-HD StreamTools™ as well as the DTS-HD StreamPlayer™.
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SurCode for DTS-HD, by Minnetonka Audio Software, is an encoder plug-in for Apple® Compressor, and a decoder add-on for QuickTime™. You must have a compatible version of Final Cut Studio or Logic Studio in order to use SurCode for DTS-HD. The DTS-HD Master Audio Suite (MAS) consists of three stand-alone software applications: the DTS-HD Encoder™, DTS-HD StreamPlayer, and DTS-HD StreamTools. MAS does not require host software to run and is targeted at those creating more advanced BD features, such as seamless branching, picture-in-picture mixing (Bonus View), 96 kHz and 192 kHz encodes, and 7.1 channel encodes. Additionally, MAS can run on both Mac and Windows operating systems.
DTS logos are free to use on your finished content, however we require that the proper logos correspond to the DTS audio codecs featured on your material. Logos can be accessed as a registered Content Provider in the Content Resource area of the website.
Blu-ray Disc: Yes! Any DTS-HD Master Audio™, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™ or DTS Digital Surround™ stream can be the sole audio stream on the disc. DVD: No. A DTS stream must be accompanied by a stereo (2.0) PCM stream or a Dolby Digital stereo (2.0) stream at 224 kbps, according to DVD specifications. DTS Surround Music Disc: Yes. DTS is the only stream on the CD.
Seamless branching allows content providers to place different versions of a program on a Blu-ray disc in a space-efficient manner. For example, on a disc with Rated and Unrated versions of a movie, the disc only contains the full Rated version of the feature plus the additional specific Unrated scenes. The player then assembles the version that the consumer selects from the disc menu. The DTS-HD Encoder includes a Seamless Branching Optimization feature to assist authoring facilities implementing this functionality.
Blu-ray Disc Secondary Audio is an audio track that can play simultaneously with the main feature audio, known as Primary Audio. DTS-HD Master Audio Suite utilizes DTS Express to deliver BD Secondary Audio content, for example BD-Live downloads or Bonus View Picture-in-Picture commentaries. DTS Express can carry volume automation data to make any Primary Audio language track dip in volume whenever a Secondary Audio event comes up.
DTS-HD Master Audio Suite allows users to manually submit a sequence of jobs for processing. It also offers a specific Folder-Based Encoding mode for large volume content, such as a complete TV season multi-disc, online content for BD-Live, mini-series, game clips, and special features.
Only one stream! One of the unique benefits of DTS-HD is one-stream backward compatibility. DTS-HD Master Audio™ and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™ streams contain 5.1 and stereo downmix metadata, all in one stream, in addition to a backward compatible DTS Digital Surround core at up to 1509 kbps. The DTS Digital Surround core will also downmix properly to match the playback system, ensuring compatibility with all DTS decoders worldwide.
Scheduling can look ahead in a DTS-HD Master Audio file, take the highest peaks, and buffer them into areas with lower bit rates — hence "smoothing/scheduling/flattening" the encoded file. This frees up peak bandwidth without losing any data. Currently, scheduling is enabled in select authoring systems. The PBR (Peak-Bit-Rate) Analysis graph function, found in DTS-HD Master Audio Suite, displays what the peak bit-rate of DTS-HD Master Audio streams will be after scheduling.
DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete contains an individual, completely discrete center surround channel, along with the standard 5.1 channels. This is the premium way to listen to 6.1 content. The 6.1 discrete channels improve localization and clarity of sounds, compared to other 6.1 matrix technologies. 6.1 matrix technologies create a faux center surround channel with content derived from the left and right surround channels to give the experience of sound from the center surround speaker.
Users who purchased the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite (MAS)/DTS Surround Audio Suite (SAS) v1.0/1.1 received the SoundCode DTS-HD StreamPlayer™ plug-in, made by Neyrinck, for Pro Tools®. Since v1.5, the MAS and SAS packages contain the completely standalone DTS-HD StreamPlayer™ from DTS. This allows the user to play back encoded streams without the need for a digital audio workstation. Owners of the (MAS)/(SAS) v1.0/1.1 may update to MAS v2.5 and install the standalone DTS-HD StreamPlayer for free by registering their product here. The SoundCode DTS-HD StreamPlayer can still be purchased separately at www.neyrinck.com.
.dtshd = Blu-ray Disc (Created by MAS only) .cpt = DVD-V, DVD-A (MAS/SAS) .wav = DTS Music Disc (MAS/SAS) .dts = DVD-V, DVD-A (Pro Series Encoder — discontinued)
No. Blu-ray Disc does not support .the cpt file structure. Blu-ray Disc only supports the .dtshd format, which is created with the DTS-HD Master Audio Suite.
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Because DTS Music Disc utilizes an encoded .wav file, most CD burning programs (Toast, Nero, etc.) are capable of creating DTS Music Discs using standard CD-R media.
1. Non-OS internal drives are recommended for both encoding with the DTS-HD Encoder as well as content playback with the DTS-HD StreamPlayer. 2. If a non-OS internal drive is not available, DTS recommends using external drives, such as 7200RPM FireWire 800 drives. When using external drives, DTS highly recommends the audio and video files be located on separate external FireWire drives for DTS-HD StreamPlayer playback. 3. Network attached drives can also be used for storing encoded streams. Disk I/O times will vary according to network parameters and settings. Please consult your network administrators for information related to network attached drives.
Errors caused from transfers from Mac to PC can lead to truncated files. With the increased capacity of Blu-ray Disc, it is possible for .dtshd files to exceed 2 GB. Given this file size, there is a cross platform file limitation when moving files from Macintosh to Windows, and visa versa. DTS Recommends the Following: When delivering .dtshd files via DVD-R, you must burn them using the UDF format. On Mac OSX, it is recommended you use Toast or a similar application for this burning process. On the Windows PC platform the latest version of Nero is recommended with UDF enabled. If you encounter truncated files, the transfer should either be redone via DVD-R burnt in the UDF format or via a different method.
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