Among the most interesting new features and improvements are the following:
- EDI (DAB-over-IP) reception and conversion of EDI streams. aixtream can now receive EDI streams and, from there, the full breadth of aixtream options is available. Users can convert the audio and metadata into different formats or monitor the audio —another significant milestone to the complete audio matrix.
- The Ferncast SRT implementation now supports the reception of DAB (EDI) and DVB (MPEG TS) inputs.
- UECP data from a mux is transferable as metadata into other output formats. aixtream has been supporting the reception and encoding of UECP for a while and has proven a valuable feature for customers with complex audio logistics workflows. Ferncast has expanded the supported use case by enabling users to extract UECP from a mux.
- Smooth audio delay adaption. When using the “Delay” element, the user is no longer limited to a static value that the system instantly switches to. Via the Delay widget, a user can gradually adjust the audio delay, while tempo-scaling of the signal makes this process as seamless as possible for the listener (i.e., the delay does not suddenly jump audibly). This allows aixtream users to adjust the audio delay in a live situation, such as to sync two or more audio and video outputs.
As always, version 3.6 includes numerous smaller or more specific improvements, additions and general bug fixing.