Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Makes Its Camcorder Debut at CES in New Sony HandyCam
Posted Jan 11, 2005

Dolby Laboratories has announced the first implementation of Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator in a consumer camcorder product. Sony's DVD Handycam camcorder model DCR-DVD403, which records to 3-inch DVDs, now incorporates built-in multichannel microphones and Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, enabling consumers to record their home movies in 5.1-channel digital surround sound.

Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator formats audio content into a multichannel Dolby Digital bitstream, allowing consumers to create home movies with full, surround sound. With its coding efficiencies, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital requires less data than stereo PCM, resulting in savings in disc space and allowing consumers to make longer recordings or store higher-quality video content by assigning a higher data rate to video.