As part of a series of recent significant sales in the region, German dynamics processing manufacturer Junger Audio has sold 22 of its B46 four-channel digital dynamics processors to the Fujian Media Group, located in Fu Zhou City in Chinas Fujian Province. The B46 units use Junger Audios proprietary LEVEL MAGIC¢ adaptive control algorithm, which is now being used to control loudness levels across the Fujian Media Groups extensive range of broadcast output.
Junger Audios B46 units have significantly solved the problem of our audio loudness levels jumping up and down and this means we can now give our audiences a more comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience, comments Mr Bian Desen, Senior Engineer at the Fujian Media Group. More importantly, these units also ensure our transmission signal always meet technical regulations.
Although there are no fixed rules in the region regarding audio loudness, many broadcasters are choosing to adopt the ITU 1770 and EBU R128 standards. As Junger Audios audio loudness systems support all known loudness standards including ITU, EBU and ATSC, they are ideally suited to the task.
The Fujian Media Group has been a Junger Audio customer since 2006, and Mr Desen says the new units are up to the high standards he has come to expect from Junger Audio.
The boxes have provided high standard specification with very reliable performances to complement our 24/7 daily workload requirement, he says.
He is also a confirmed fan of several features of the units, stating: "I like the Bypass Button on the front panel, which provides a very user-friendly operation. The Power Failure Bypass is also very important and a must-have feature for our operation. All the settings can be done on the front panel, which makes these units easy and convenient to use, and the LED indicators are very straight and clear, making our work even easier."
Junger Audios CEO Peter Prs says: Loudness is truly a global problem and no television audiences, whether they be in a province in China, a State in the USA, or anywhere in-between, likes to experience sudden changes in their audio. Broadcasters appreciate that LEVEL MAGIC¢ can adjust the audio level from any source at any time, reliably, day in, day out, across their entire operation. As a result it is already becoming the leading algorithm for the task in Europe, and we're seeing the same thing starting to happen in the Far East as well."
Junger Audios LEVEL MAGIC¢ algorithm is based on a simultaneous combination of an AGC, a Transient Processor for fast changes and a look ahead Peak Limiter for continuous unattended control of any programme material, regardless of its original source. Capable of using any kind of I/O (Analog and Digital) sources, as well as SDI, HD/SDI, Dolby 5.1 and all its related metadata, LEVEL MAGIC¢ is available in a variety of configurations to suit different applications.