Dynamics processing specialist Jnger Audio will be showing the T*AP TV Audio Processor at this years IBC Convention in Amsterdam (Stand 2:C49). The device, which is primarily designed for TV playout facilities, will provide Loudness control, Upmix and surround sound processing for up to eight channels of audio.
Peter Prs, managing director of Jnger Audio, says: This latest addition to our product range fulfils the quality requirements set by major broadcasters around the world. Maintaining loudness consistency is now a major issue for our industry and one that particularly affects playout facilities because they have absolutely no control over the broadcasted contents average operating levels. Our new processor is designed to solve this problem for them in a very easy and cost effective way. Also, for the first time we are offering sophisticated spectral processing which allows TV and radio broadcasters to create a signature mask as a template so that they can recreate the same atmosphere and dynamics on subsequent audio content. This is very exciting and is offers significant sound improvements to audio programming.
The wide band 8 channel processor (8x1, 4x2, or 6+2) focuses on automatic and adaptive loudness control using Jnger Audios renowned LEVEL MAGIC¢ algorithm (ITU compliant). Using the unique and proprietary Spectral Signature¢ technology it also offers dynamic equalisation so that the sound can be coloured much more easily than one can achieve with a traditional multi band sound processor. Optional Dolby Decoding and Encoding (D, D+, or Pulse), as well as metadata management, are also provided along with 5.1 Downmix and Jnger Audios 5.1 UPMIX circuit, which has been upgraded to deliver greatly improved performance and a range of new settings.
The new processor is capable of handling digital inputs (AES) and, through interface slots, all other usual audio formats including all SDI versions (SD, HD, 3G. It is controllable through front panel and Web based GUI, plus remote control, and GPI and it comes with a redundant power supply as standard.
Jnger Audio will also be using the IBC platform to unveil a new GUI software application that shows loudness graphs and makes it much easier to log loudness information. The software, currently in prototype, is an indication of the new direction Jnger Audio is taking not only processing loudness but also measuring and quality monitoring it as well. The company will be actively seeing feedback from customers at IBC before it delivers a final version.
Alongside these new innovations, Jnger Audio will show its entire suite of DSP and interface cards for its ground-breaking C8000 LEVEL MAGIC¢ automated audio loudness control system for production and broadcast.
The company will show LEVEL MAGIC¢ in a complete set-up that offers a fully integrated workflow solution for managing surround sound and Dolby coded 5.1 audio signals in production, ingest and playout. This includes 3G HD/SDI De-embedding/Embedding with VANC, Dolby E resynchronisation with in-built video delay and Dolby Metadata generation.
Please come and see us at IBC where we will be happy to demonstrate our entire range of new products.