RTW has announced that all recently published updates to R128 by EBU are
with the Touchmonitor instruments, its flagship SurroundControl 31900 and 31960
series and all software products that perform loudness measurements.
With these updates the main EBU Loudness Recommendation (EBU R 128) stays
unchanged, but the supplement dealing with short-form content has been simplified.
the previous version users could use either a maximum momentary or a maximum
short-term loudness measurement as a parameter to characterise and control the
loudness of commercials and promos. In the new version only the short-term
measurement is required. EBU anticipates that reducing the options will help
content exchange and reduce costs in daily operations. RTW offers this function as a
freely selectable feature. Users may turn on or off one or both measurements, as it
best practice for their daily work.
The ‘EBU Mode’ Loudness Metering specification (EBU Tech 3341) has been updated
with new minimum compliance requirements, and various clarifications. The
complementary EBU Loudness test set has been extended with 15 new test signals.