CEDAR improves sound restoration tool
May 12, 2011

CEDAR improves sound restoration tool

CAMBRIDGE, UK — CEDAR (www.cedaraudio.com) has released Cambridge V.7, which marks the biggest advancement in the sound restoration tool since it launched in 2003.

Version 7 is based on the latest CEDAR Cambridge Series III hardware and features a greatly improved file processing system, a powerful new module called Respeed, the new Manual Declick B declick algorithm, and dozens of improvements to existing modules.

The introduction of cue points and regions allows users to attach text to the audio and to set up multiple regions for rendering, both of which are beneficial to users in the film/TV and audio forensic fields. Cue data can be saved in the metadata chunks of WAV files, allowing them to be transferred between CEDAR Cambridge systems and other workstations that recognize those chunks.

A spectrogram view augments the existing waveform view. Additional improvements have also been made to transport controls and channel mapping. Sample rate conversion can be performed while saving files, and user-definable hot keys have been introduced.

Version 7 also recognizes new audio formats, including MP3 and other Windows Media formats. And the ability to handle video

files allows users to drag them into the file processor, whereupon the audio can be extracted.

The Respeed feature performs speed correction for problems that may have been introduced by recording devices. Manual Declick B allows for the removal of extended clicks without affecting background atmospheres. Retouch has been improved to make it easier to correct all manner of audio problems without leaving artifacts. And interfaces for the NR4 and NR 5 broadband noise reducers have been made quicker and easier to use.

Cambridge V.7 runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Existing users are advised to upgrade to take advantage of new features. Upgrades to existing features are available for free and a full set of OS and hardware upgrade options will be offered.