Camerer at Africa Loudness Summit


Florian Camerer, the architect and foremost proponent of EBU R128, the new loudness measurement standard for broadcasting, will speak at the Africa Loudness Summit that runs on the sidelines of the Mediatech Africa advanced technology trade show (Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg, 17 to 19 July).

EBU R128 is based on perceived volume. At the Africa Loudness Summit, organised by Asikhule Training Partners, Camerer will discuss a range of successful implementations and workflows around the new standard.

Camerer joined ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) in 1990 as a sound assistant and became a staff sound-engineer five years later, mainly in the field of production sound and post-production. He mixed ORF’s first programme in Dolby Surround, Arctic Northeast, played an integral role in ORF’s move towards multichannel audio transmission and is now involved with all aspects of it at ORF.

An international lecturer on surround sound and multichannel audio for HD, Camerer recently expanded his international activities to the field of loudness issues, chairing the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) group PLOUD since 2008. This resulted in, among other things, the recommendation EBU R128, a breakthrough in audio levelling.

As chair of the PLOUD group and active mixing engineer, Camerer is promoting the switch to loudness normalisation all over Europe and overseas. He is also an active member of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), serving as broadcast session chair on the committee for the past five European conventions.

screen africa magazine – june 2013


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