IBC: Nugen introducing new upmixing technology

Nugen Audio will present its latest innovations in audio and loudness management for film and television post-production on the HHB stand at IBC 2015. 

These include versatile new upmixing technology for surround production, standards-based loudness measurement capabilities for theatrical trailer production and a program of floating licensing for mid-sized to large-enterprise customers.

Stereo-to-5.1/7.1 Upmixing Technology

The company has developed a range of proprietary new processes for upmixing stereo audio to 5.1/7.1 surround in TV and film productions. Combining several technologies, including frequency and time domain energy distribution and neural network artificial intelligence, this new process enables producers to target various upmix goals such as full stable surrounds, exact downmix matching, and/or full dialogue isolation.

The first Nugen product to feature this new tech will be the Halo Upmix tool, set to launch at IBC. Halo Upmix allows the user to create a stereo-to-5.1/7.1 downmix-compatible upmix with optional dialog isolation in the centre channel. Halo Upmix will be available in Avid AAX, VST, and AU formats.

Leq(m) Loudness Standard Support

Serving an ever-broader array of professional loudness management applications, Nugen will introduce Leq(m) measurement into a range of its existing solutions as well. Support of Leq(m) provides mission-critical capabilities for audio professionals who work on theatrical trailer production and will complement the ITU loudness measurement capabilities already available in the firm’s loudness products. With it due to be available by the start of the show, Leq(m) functionality will be offered as a free update for Nugen’s recently announced VisLM-H2 loudness meter, LM-Correct 2 loudness quick fix tool and LMB processor for batch loudness analysis and correction on multiple files.

New Server-Based Seat Licensing for Mid-Sized to Large Enterprises

Finally, Nugen will also deliver server-based seat licensing technology designed to streamline and centralise the license management process for mid- to large-sized clients. This efficiency enhancement will initially be available for all of the company’s loudness products and the new Halo Upmix stereo-to-5.1/7.1 surround upmixer.