CEDAR Cambridge Audio Restoration

CEDAR Cambridge audio restoration system Overview

From simple and remarkably rapid noise control and audio processing for broadcast and mastering to the most demanding high-volume restoration and enhancement for libraries and archives, only one system covers all of your needs.

CEDAR Cambridge is a 64-bit, high-resolution processing platform that offers a wide range of audio tools capable of cleaning up everything ranging from the earliest recordings to live broadcasts being transmitted today, giving you the power to address all of your audio restoration and speech enhancement needs. Completely modular, fully automated (when desired) and capable of integration with today's asset management systems, it can process up to 100 times faster than real-time and, with the optional Server Pack installed, can support multiple users simultaneously.

Based on the latest CEDAR Cambridge Series III hardware, CEDAR Cambridge V9 now incorporates Loudness Control. This allows users to determine whether their audio conforms to a given standard such as ATSC 85/A or EBU 128R. If it doesn't, they can correct it and report the results to ensure compliance with legislation such as the CALM Act. To ensure the widest range of compliance and to allow for future changes to the regulations, additional loudness standards can even be defined by the end-user.

CEDAR Cambridge V9 boasts numerous other upgrades and improvements over previous versions. Most obviously, the XML Extension is of great benefit to commercial and legacy archives that need to process large volumes of material with minimal user intervention. The system will also generate a report for every track it processes, so the audio and its associated metadata can be added efficiently to users' databases and asset management systems.

The system also supports multiple languages through the use of Internationalisation, which allows experts to localise much of its user-interface. Translation is straightforward, and the resulting language files can be supplied to CEDAR Audio, added to the localisation library and, where appropriate, made available to other users.

Alongside this, there are numerous updates within its processing modules, including NR-4™, NR-5™, the Peak and Power Normalisers, and Debuzz-3.

CEDAR Cambridge V9 remains the system of choice for post production houses, CD and DVD mastering studios, broadcasters, national sound archives and libraries, and many of the world's most important police and security forces.

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Series III Hardware

The twelve processors in the latest CEDAR Cambridge Series III host system provide massive processing power, which is of particular benefit to users who take advantage of the system's multi-channel and batch processing capabilities, or have a need to run dozens of power-hungry processes simultaneously.

The system includes as standard 3TB of local storage capable of holding around 10,000 hours of uncompressed audio. This makes every Series III suitable for use as a restoration server that can service the needs of numerous studios and users.

The Timecode Automation Controller

The dedicated timecode reader ensures that processed audio always remains aligned to video, so that CEDAR Cambridge will work in harmony with any audio or video workstation. It also provides facilities for full automation of all the system's processing parameters.

Audio Modules and Systems

There is a constantly growing family of CEDAR Cambridge processing modules. These are applicable in all areas of audio, and you can freely choose the combination of modules that you require. Alternatively, we can offer recommended systems for film soundtrack restoration and post (CEDAR Cambridge Film System), audio restoration for CD and DVD (CEDAR Cambridge Mastering System), and two for audio forensic investigation (CEDAR Cambridge Forensic Systems).

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