CLEVELAND, OH — SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 — Minnetonka Audio, a Telos Alliance company, today announced the integration of nablet’s MXF container formatting handling within the industry leading enterprise audio processing platform, AudioTools Server.
AudioTools Server guarantees playout compatibility using unique functionality to extract, process and rewrap the audio essence back into the otherwise unchanged MXF. With the nablet MXF module, AudioTools Server now has an additional option to alter the audio configuration within an MXF container to include more tracks than the original; compact to include less tracks than the original; or modify the channel count and depth of existing tracks.
Use cases for audio track manipulation include upmixing, downmixing, additional language tracks, track replacement, and Dolby® encoding and decoding, which are all available within AudioTools Server as predefined or custom workflows.
“Some processes result in the need to modify the container itself. Our core expertise is audio, so we decided to partner with a company that understands video container formats as their core business. nablet has this expertise and are the perfect partner for this project and future collaborations,” says Markus Hintz, VP of Global Sales and Business Development for Minnetonka Audio.
The nablet MXF module is part of the AudioTools Channel Manager module for AudioTools Server, an optional set of tools for altering track configuration and layout in a file. The new module can be used with AudioTools Server installations on premise, in a virtual environment, or in the cloud.
“MXF is a key broadcast format and has been strategically important to use for several years. Our MXF technology is one of the fastest in the market with ultra-fast handling of even very large files. We are happy Minnetonka has chosen nablet MXF technology to integrate into its AudioTools Server Channel Manager,” says nablet CEO, Muzaffer Beygirci.
AudioTools Server with the nablet MXF integration was displayed at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.
About Minnetonka Audio Software
An award-winning solutions provider for motion picture, video, broadcast, game, and optical disc production, Minnetonka Audio Software creates essential technology for the world’s top media professionals. Its revolutionary AudioTools Server is the file-based software alternative to hardware program optimizers, bringing expert audio automation to existing media production infrastructures. Their AudioTools Server and SurCode product lines support the full array of audio codecs, file types, and standards for CD, DVD, Blu-ray™, broadcast, and digital television. The company is a leading provider of OEM audio solutions as well as file-based QC and loudness control. Spanning more than two decades of operation, the Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company has a subsidiary in Germany and an international network of distributors and channel partners who share its commitment to quality and service. More information is available at www.minnetonkaaudio.com.
nablet is a premiere provider of streaming, codec, muxing, and transcoding solutions for the broadcast and entertainment markets. This is coupled with a strong R&D focus on content analysis, image processing and automated metadata creation. nablet’s products seamlessly integrate with other partners and vendors providing reliable turnkey broadcast solutions. Additional information is available at www.nablet.com.