Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator Makes Its Camcorder Debut at CES in New Sony HandyCam
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.