Lawo adds new features to V__pro8 video processor

Among the new enhancements to the V__pro8 included in software version 1.0.4 is the ability to handle 2x surround downmix (downfold) engines per SDI output. With this new capability, users can create stereo downmixes from 5.1 or 7.1 discrete surround audio tracks and embed these on the outgoing SDI so that stereo audio is always present along with the discrete surround audio channels.

The ability to monitor embedded audio via MADI has also been added. While feeding MADI to an audio mixing console, users can now listen to/monitor each outgoing embedded audio channel on various SDI outputs.

In addition, the new software adds level adjustment (-60dB – +12dB) for the audio outputs. With this new capability, users are able to adapt the audio levels according to specific user reference level requirements.

Dolby E aligner function, meanwhile, provides automatic alignment of Dolby E audio signals within the allowed guard band in SD/HD environments, providing click-free/seamless audio during video switching.

Felix Krueckels, senior product manager Lawo AG, comments: “We are very proud of our new video processor and response from the field to the product has been extremely positive. As part of our ongoing efforts to continually improve the capabilities of all our products, these new V__pro8 features add still greater functionality that, I’m certain, will prove highly beneficial to both present and prospective users.”

Software Version 1.0.4 for the Lawo V__pro8 is available 30 May for Lawo customers via the Lawo Download Center.

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