DTS Neural Surround™ MultiMerge
DTS Neural Surround™ MultiMerge is a unique process that always provides a 5.1 mix no matter what audio signal is provided at the input. The output provides seamless transitions among mono, stereo (LR), stereo matrix (LtRt), watermarked (LwRw) and true 5.1 mixes ahead of a Dolby® Digital (AC-3) encoder.
DTS Neural Surround™ MultiMerge enables DTV broadcasters to smooth the transition from stereo to 5.1 surround sound by providing viewers with a 24/7 surround broadcast. With MultiMerge inline, original 5.1 content is passed unaffected within the broadcast plant, while original stereo content is rendered to a 5.1 surround sound image, providing the viewer with a consistent surround experience. DTS Neural Surround™, with its patented approach to stereo rendering, avoids taking artistic license with content by placing audio exactly where it would be heard in a professional LEDE (live end dead end) listening environment.