Continuous loudness measurements

The ability to completely monitor Loudness Compliance is now fully integrated into Actus Digital’s Actus QualiTV, a multi-layer solution that offers centralised broadcast performance operational information in real time.

New age company

The SoundScapes sound studio, part of the Keystone group of companies, recently did music production, recording, mixing and created a music video...

Options for broadcast signal analyser

Leader Instruments has announced a new optional audio card for its award-winning LV5770 multi-monitor. Introduced at NAB 2012, the OP43 audio card incorporates loudness measurement, lip-sync timing analysis and surround-sound monitoring.

Multichannel audio using AES3

Mike Law of BCD Audio has written the following opinion piece about the proposal for multichannel audio using AES3. Law writes: AES3 is the standard for interconnection of stereo audio signals between studio equipment. It originated in parallel with the SPDIF format during the 1980s, and has evolved to allow sampling frequencies to 192 KHz stereo, and to transport multichannel compressed audio at the 48 KHz sampling frequency.

Audio / video production recorder

Sound Devices has introduced its new PIX 260 production audio / video recorder which is based on its field-proven PIX 220 and PIX 240 recorders. The rack-mounted PIX 260 is a file-based video / audio recorder / player that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments.

Sound card for reporters and audio pros

At the upcoming NAB2012 Show in Las Vegas, Digigram will debut CANCUN, a new range of innovative mobile USB sound cards for on-the-go audio professionals and reporters. The range offers high-end performance and features with an ergonomic design that makes the cards exceptionally efficient to use.

MCR equipped with Lawo

The Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, is a joint production of broadcasters ARD and ZDF. As this year’s host broadcaster, ZDF is responsible for the creation of international signals through its two OB vans. The distribution of the signal and the servicing of unilateral broadcast centers and rights holders are also part of ZDF’s job.

Dolby E OEM codec technology

Minnetonka Audio Software, Inc., a leader in production software for motion picture, broadcast surround sound and consumer electronics applications, has announced that UK-based AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions, has entered into an OEM agreement to license Dolby™ E encoder and decoder technology from Minnetonka Audio.

Digital broadcast and production consoles

HARMAN’s Studer has extended its popular Vista 5 M2 range of digital broadcast and production consoles to include a 22-fader option, realising the lowest cost Vista ever to be made available and accompanying it with a new low-cost, Compact Stagebox.

Analysing loudness violations

Digital workflow experts Emotion Systems has announced that London post production giant The Mill and Beam have ordered licenses for Emotion's "eFF" (Emotion File Finish) software application, which automatically analyses and fixes audio loudness violations in file-based media.
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