Nero has announced that Dolby Digital 5.1 sound creation has been integrated into NeroVision Express 3, an application of the company's Nero 6 software.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator is an audio coding technology that formats audio content into a multichannel Dolby Digital bitstream, enabling consumers to create home movies with full surround sound. As a result of 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 higher data rate to video.
For mastering 5.1-channel DVD-Video content, NeroVision Express will upmix the audio input material to Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, using the advanced technology of Nero UpMix. "
NeroVision Express 3 is an entry-level video editing and authoring tool. It can edit and author video from virtually any input source and record video files to DVD-Video, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD), miniDVD, and now Nero Digital. Chapters can be created using automatic scene detection, videos can be trimmed in a fast and flexible way, and customized menus can be created using pre-defined layout templates and button frames. Editing is available for more advanced users, while wizards for novices are always in control. In addition, when creating a DVD-Video project, the user will now have the option of selecting Dolby Digital 5.1 as the target audio stream.
Nero 6 users can purchase the Dolby Digital 5.1 Multichannel Plug-in at the Nero online shop on www.nero.com.