ORBAN INTRODUCES OPTIMOD-PCn 1600
Orban’s OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 is audio processing software that is available both as a software-only product for Orban-approved Windows® 7 (and higher) computers and pre-installed on a host Windows computer. The host computer can be configured at the factory to run advanced audio processing software (called OPTIMOD-PCn 1600) and MPEG-4 AAC/HE-AACv2/MP3 streaming audio codecs (from Orban’s partner Modulation Index) software natively on its Intel processor. Depending on its ordered configuration, the OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 can run multiple instances of monophonic or stereo processing, and these can be mixed and matched as required. Orban’s exclusive Optimix® stereo → 5.0 surround upmixer can be applied to stereo source material to create “instant surround” with excellent downmix compatibility. The OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 is equally suited for mastering, netcasts and digital radio broadcasting.
While OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 can be used for video applications, video applications in SDI facilities require de-embedding and re-embedding audio. In all applications, you must apply a video delay that matches the delay of the audio processed through OPTIMOD-PCn 1600, which may be as much as 1.6 seconds. OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 ships with a full complement of sound-for-picture presets, and this manual includes instructions for using the OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 in video applications.
From the ground up, OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 was designed for professionals. It offers broadcast-quality digital signal processing that is suitable for both live streaming and on-demand programming. OPTIMOD-PCn 1600 uses the power of Intel’s x86 architecture to provide a consistent, well-produced sound to the consumer by performing phase skew correction, stereo enhancement, automatic gain control (AGC), equalization, multiband gain control, stereo-to-surround upmixing, peak-level control, and automatic loudness control.
OPTIMOD-PCn 1600’s setup, metering, and subjective loudness control incorporate contemporary concepts of “target loudness” based on the ITU-R BS.1770 loudness measurement algorithm and on Orban’s third-generation refinements to the CBS (Jones & Torick) loudness controller and loudness metering technology.