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Loudness Measurement and Control Strategies For The UK Broadcast Market
Manik Gupta A common issue that today's broadcast ,cable, and satellite operators face is inconsistent loudness. Over the years, the loudness levels of some commercials have been deliberately increased to catch audiences' attention. Ultimately, inconsistent loudness between regular programming and advertisements has discouraged continued viewing and resulted in consumer complaints.
Tags: iss113 | Loudness Measurement | Loudness | EBU R128 | EBU | LKFS | LUFS | Manik Gupta
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Measurement and Visualization of Loudness
Michael Kahsnitz Today's audio engineers and editors have to fight various battles, including constantly shrinking production budgets, less time to create the final program content and more tech specs to match than ever. For this compilation, we take a deeper look at the required major indicators common to all the standards.
Tags: iss113 | LUFS | LKFS | TV | Loudness | Audio | Measurement | Visualization | Michael Kahsnitz
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CALM - A crucial act to follow
Martin Moore Sudden jumps in sound level between television programmes and commercials first came to the notice of legislators after a loud commercial interrupted a family dinner at the home of US House of Representatives member Anna Eshoo. The technical parameters adopted in the draft were based on an existing recommended practice document issued in November 2009 by the US Advanced Television Systems Committee.
Tags: iss101 | audio | sound level | technical parameter | perceptual loudness | Martin Moore
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Loudness normalisation for podcast streaming
Jon Schorah New tools for the optimal listening experience
Tags: iss099 | loudness | normalisation | podcast | streaming | Jon Schorah
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Assuring loudness compliance for international content distribution
Samuele Tezza At SAMPLE Sound is our business.
Tags: iss089 | SAMPLE | Nugen Audio | loudness compliance | international distribution | Samuele Tezza
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Addressing lingering loudnes challenges
Andrew Sachs The loudness of the television commercials aired between program segments has been the source of consumer complaints and subsequent regulatory action in countries around the world.
Tags: iss083 | loudness | challenges | ask the experts | volicon | test and measurement | regulation | commercials | broadcast | Andrew Sachs
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Solving more than just compliance challenges
Leandro Marquinez When Leandro Maquinez joined Record Europa Lisbon, the Portuguese-language broadcaster was struggling to meet the demands of compliance monitoring and verification with its existing systems.
Tags: iss079 | Leandro Maquinez | compliance | challenges | record europa lisbon | volicon | observer system | observer loudness monitoring module | Leandro Marquinez
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Singularity - QA and compliance monitoring in one box
Martin Dyster The task of maintaining loudness-compliant, high-quality delivery for broadcast audio is no longer a question of simply using ones ears. Audio channels produced for todays fast-paced productions come in embedded SDI workflow with streaming signals containing a mix of mono, stereo, surround, Dolby encoded and descriptive audio, as well as alternative mixes and multiple language tracks. Maintaining a quality audio track using this disparate mix of audio elements is one part of the QA equation facing broadcasters.
Tags: iss079 | tsl products | audio | workflow | loudness | monitoring | PAM2 MK2 Audio Monitoring Unit | Martin Dyster
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A guide to DTV transport stream monitoring
Ralph Bachofen Delivering a high quality of service (QoS) is critical in the broadcast world, as it greatly impacts viewer satisfaction and a broadcasters revenue streams. However, the television environment is becoming increasingly more complex, as stations transition to digital and add next-generation OTT or hybrid TV services that require maintaining compliance with industry standards.
Tags: iss079 | stream monitoring | quality of service | tutorial | guide | advice | audio loudness management | intelligent filtering | Ralph Bachofen
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Exceptional loudness control does not have to break the bank
Oliver Masciarotte The industry is buzzing about loudness control. EBU R128 and other such legislation around the world attempts to provide some level of consistency in perceived loudness between a program and its interstitials, hence the concept of loudness control.
Tags: iss077 | loudness control | Minnetonka Audio Software | cheap | EBU R128 | Oliver Masciarotte | software based | Oliver Masciarotte
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Evolving the industry audio monitoring systems
Don Bird With respect to monitoring, particularly for multiplatform content delivery, how can our facility straddle the divide between baseband and file-based signals? The media industry as a whole is moving toward multiplatform content delivery.
Tags: iss077 | audio monitoring | industry | workflow | wohler | wohler technologies | monitoring | loudness | multiplatform media delivery | Don Bird
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Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?
Jon Schorah Now that loudness is a mandatory requirement in the United States, Europe, and much of the rest of the world, its not so much a question of when organizations will begin to comply, but how?
Tags: iss077 | loudness | not compliant | Jon Schorah | NUGEN audio | standards | control during ingest | limiting | post production | Jon Schorah
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Managing Loudness for Broadcast TV
Anothony Wilkins Often viewed as the ugly sister when compared to its more glamorous rival video, audio is finally receiving some much deserved attention in broadcast circles. The trigger for this realisation is that viewers are now interested in not just the pictures they are seeing, but equally the sound they are hearing.
Tags: iss077 | anothony wilkins | managing loudness | broadcast tv | loudness | audio | junger | broadcast standards | compliant | range | loudness control | Anothony Wilkins
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Loudness measurement: One year on
Jonathan Schorah

With, much of Europe and the U.S. now producing broadcast audio to meet loudness standards, Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio, reflects upon the current state of play, the lessons learned along the way, and what’s to come.

Tags: iss073 | loudness measurement | ITU-R B.S.1770-3 | ATSC/A85 | G10 gate | mix | loudness normalization | Jonathan Schorah
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Metering in the age of loudness: Keeping things on the level
Martin Dyster

The new age of production and post production for HD broadcast has gotten more complicated with the advent of legislation and guidelines concerning the relative loudness between different programs, channels and, especially, commercials. TSL Professional Products has created the PAM2 MK2 and PAM PiCo compact audio and loudness meter to create a balance between meeting these different international standards.

Tags: iss073 | pam pico | tsl | pam2 mk2 | loudness | metering | level | Martin Dyster
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Loudness Monitoring: Complacent Wont Get You Compliant
N/A Stricter regulations across the globe, the worldwide need for standardized audio level loudness processing, the need for logging and graphing mixed with long-term records maintenance for compliance verification, and the convergence of SDI/IP and ASI technologies all make for a challenging time in the broadcast industry.
Tags: iss071 | cobalt | loudness | spotcheck | ebu r128 | calm | compliance | N/A
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Ask the Experts - Loudness
N/A Introduction: Loudness level inconsistencies are one of the most common problems in the broadcast industry. Loudness standards are now being introduced as discontinuities in audio levels between programs, or between programs and advertisements, have been the cause of viewer complaints in fact they are the number one cause. Of course anything that causes complaints is a concern to broadcasters complaints mean dissatisfied customers, reduced revenue from subscriptions and lowered ads, and now with the introduction of legislation, fines.
Tags: iss067 | loudness | nugen audio | itu 1770 | itu 1771 | ppm | qppm | N/A
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Say again? What is loudness?
N/A Loudness is making a lot of noise these days, but what does it really mean? There is certainly no shortage of gurus who are happy to posit answers, but are they addressing the right questions?
Tags: iss065 | emotion systems | eff | loudness | mam | calm act | loudness metering | ebu tech 3341 | N/A
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Goes One Step Beyond In The Competitive Loudness Metering Market
N/A Over the last few years audio loudness has been a hot topic for the broadcast industry and one of the key issues faced by engineers in control of audio output.
Tags: dk-technologies | iss065 | dk technologies | loudness | ebu r128 | bs1170 | itu | dk1 | dk2 | dk3 | N/A
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Audio loudness for video post
N/A For decades audiences have been complaining about the differences in perceived loudness between different parts of a television service, most commonly that the commercials seem louder than the programmes. Finally broadcasters, prompted in many cases by regulators, have addressed the issue.
Tags: iss061 | loudness | bs1770 | eby | r128 | itu | calm | N/A
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Meeting the Demands Of The Market
N/A Much has been said about audio loudness and there can be few people in broadcast who are unaware of the new legislation being introduced by various countries to control this problem.
Tags: DK-Technologies | iss054 | loudness | calm | bs1770 | r128 | ebu | audio metering | dk1 | dk2 | loudness meter | N/A
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The New ITU-R BS1770-2 Loudness Standard
N/A The authors, experts in audio measurements, explain the BS1770 loudness measurement standard, its recent revisions, and how to verify that a loudness meter conforms to its requirements. (pictured Richard Cabot). For images and figure reference please click to read the original version on the tv-bay digital magazine
Tags: iss054 | itu-r | bs1170 | ebu | calm | loudness | prism sound | dscope | N/A
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Challenging Loudness
N/A We all watch TV with the remote control close at hand; not just to change channel but more often than not, to ride the volume control because programme and commercial loudness varies from show to show, channel to channel.
Tags: iss053 | loudness | tsl | calm | c.a.l.m | bx1770 | itu-r | p/loud | r128 | dtv audio group | N/A
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Challenging Loudness
N/A We all watch TV with the remote control close at hand; not just to change channel but more often than not, to ride the volume control because programme and commercial loudness varies from show to show, channel to channel.
Tags: iss050 | audio | loudness | peak | calm | commercial advertisement loudness mitigation | tsl | N/A
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Modern Tools for Test and Measurement in Post Production
N/A Todays post-production facilities and practically the entire global multimedia industry, face a common issue: how to effectively eliminate the notorious problem of inconsistent loudness being pushed to the absolute limits.
Tags: rtw | iss044 | rtw | test and measurement | post production | ppm | audio | itu | ebu | loudness | touchmonitor | ebu r128 | bs 1770 | bs 1771 | N/A
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Breaking Down Loudness Control
N/A Breaking Down Loudness Control with RTWs Technical Director, Mike Kahsnitz
Tags: rtw | audio | loudness control | loudness | iss039 | N/A
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The Loudness Issue in Todays Audio Systems
N/A Complaints regarding audio being too loud have always existed. For example, the change from a television drama with little or no music or sound effects and quiet dialogue to a loud commercial can be quite jarring and will likely cause the viewer to reach for the volume control. This can happen when listening in mono, stereo or surround sound.
Tags: iss036 | harris | audio | loudness | dynamic range | audio metadata | complaints | N/A
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