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Managing Loudness for Broadcast TV
Anothony Wilkins Often viewed as the ugly sister when compared to its more glamorous rival video, audio is finally receiving some much deserved attention in broadcast circles. The trigger for this realisation is that viewers are now interested in not just the pictures they are seeing, but equally the sound they are hearing.
Tags: iss077 | anothony wilkins | managing loudness | broadcast tv | loudness | audio | junger | broadcast standards | compliant | range | loudness control | Anothony Wilkins
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Evolving the industry audio monitoring systems
Don Bird With respect to monitoring, particularly for multiplatform content delivery, how can our facility straddle the divide between baseband and file-based signals? The media industry as a whole is moving toward multiplatform content delivery.
Tags: iss077 | audio monitoring | industry | workflow | wohler | wohler technologies | monitoring | loudness | multiplatform media delivery | Don Bird
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Changing the art of Chroma Key
Rod Aaron Gammons ReflecMedia a revolutionary ChromaKey technology, pioneered with the BBC, which provides a cost-effective, portable ChromaKey kit for broadcasters, videographers and photographers in the studio and on location.
Tags: iss077 | chroma key | rotolight | art | phillip bloom | reflecmedia | bbc | broadcasters | green screen | blue screen | appleworld distribution | Rod Aaron Gammons
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The Cloud, a big hit at NAB with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# NAB 2013 will go down in history as the event where the broadcast industry took to the Cloud in a big way. Perhaps it was the number of start-ups that have been successfully operating cloud services for a year, but more likely, these moves have been in the pipeline for a while.
Tags: iss077 | bob pank | cloud | nab | review | aframe | editflow | api | panasonic AVC codec | deluxe entertainment services | mediacloud | Bob Pank#
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How to choose the right broadcast microphone
Ralph Dunlop Traditionally the most popular microphone used in broadcast and film sound recording was the Boom mounted mic. The problem with older boom microphones was getting the mic close enough to the artist without it appearing in shot or casting a shadow over the performer.
Tags: iss077 | boom mic | broadcast microphone | guide | review | how to | choosing | for broadcast | ralph dunlop | sound network | dpa microphones | lavalier | dynamic | Ralph Dunlop
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The intricacies of capturing phase-coherent surround sound
Pieter Schillebeeckx Since its acquisition of SoundField, TSL Professional Products Ltd, a leading manufacturer of surround microphones, audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, routinely field a growing number of questions from the industry regarding the successful capture and final dissemination of 5.1 audio.
Tags: iss077 | tsl | soundfield | 5.1 | surround mix | B-format | multiple microphone placements | SPS200 | capsules | Pieter Schillebeeckx
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Peter Savage declares what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas!
[author] The annual trip to the Mecca of American partying is over for another year and tired and emotional UK broadcast workers have wearily made their ways back to base. As I keep explaining to my staff, it is a tough trip that requires enormous amounts of stamina.
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Planning the digital marathon
Ben Darby Never one for New Year's resolutions, I made the 2013 Virgin London Marathon one to finally commit to. So once I'd put in the training and mentally prepared for the greatest marathon on Earth, I started to explore new ways in which I could share my experience with friends, family and the public in a different way.
Tags: iss077 | virgin london marathon | stream uk | digital marathon | live streaming | stream MP | HQ video stream | coverage | Ben Darby
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The future of the intercom industry
KitPlus At NAB 2013 RTS launched its first OMNEO interface cards, marking the first deployment of OMNEO in the broadcast intercom industry. In the future, users can transform their RTS ADAM matrix into a flexible, IP-based, AVB-compatible intercom network.
Tags: iss077 | Manuel Brico | RTS | intercom | OMNEO | media networking | cards | systems | KitPlus
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Exceptional loudness control does not have to break the bank
Oliver Masciarotte The industry is buzzing about loudness control. EBU R128 and other such legislation around the world attempts to provide some level of consistency in perceived loudness between a program and its interstitials, hence the concept of loudness control.
Tags: iss077 | loudness control | Minnetonka Audio Software | cheap | EBU R128 | Oliver Masciarotte | software based | Oliver Masciarotte
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Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?
Jon Schorah Now that loudness is a mandatory requirement in the United States, Europe, and much of the rest of the world, its not so much a question of when organizations will begin to comply, but how?
Tags: iss077 | loudness | not compliant | Jon Schorah | NUGEN audio | standards | control during ingest | limiting | post production | Jon Schorah
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Audio phase: Robin Palmer asks why it is wobbly?
Robin Palmer Phase meters and audio vectorscopes are to be found on most test kit involved with audio monitoring. This is important because left/right audio correlation problems between the channels will distort the stereo image and could degrade mono compatibility.
Tags: iss077 | audio phase | cel-soft | technical specification | phasing | wobbly | vectorscope | levels | display | Robin Palmer
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Sony UWP series microphone review
Jon Pratchett Its all well and good having a beautifully lit and well framed and focused shot, but if the sound is rubbish then you might as well throw the footage in the bin. Sound is as important as the quality of the video image. This is especially true when interviewing someone or recording a corporate presentation.
Tags: iss077 | jon pratchett | sony UWP | microphones | sound | review | features | pilot tone | talkback | Jon Pratchett
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Capturing awesome audio
[author] If you look at the industry as a whole, the rapid evolution of camera technology is drifting away from audio, despite the importance of compatibility between the two. Meaning its becoming harder to plug straight into camera.
Tags: iss077 | procam | audio | broadcast industry | DWX | sony | radios | made in chelsea | sound recording | [author]
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Alex Fine is super busy: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alex Fine This part of the term in final year at Ravensbourne is quite difficult. My peers and I are all having to either Direct and/or Produce two films (of any type) and work in minor/ supporting roles for at least two other films.
Tags: iss077 | alex fine | ravensbourne | student | stars in ancaster | cowes week | filming | projects | course | busy | life of | Alex Fine
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Learning to love IT with Dick Hobbs
[author] So what were people really interested in at NAB? There are a lot of answers to that question, but most of them come down to one thing: using commodity IT technology and techniques to help broadcasters do the basics more quickly and more efficiently, with perhaps some of it in the cloud.
Tags: iss077 | dick hobbs | IT | learning to love | cloud | storage systems | nab | review | avb | ieee standards | ethernet | sdi | it industry | [author]
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Will Strauss captures some decent sound gear
Will Strauss# Capturing decent location sound requires skill, experience and, as Will Strauss discovered when compiling a list of recent audio acquisition innovations, piles of expensive kit.
Tags: iss077 | location sound | review | guide | Shure VP83F LensHopper | DR-60D | Tascam | Zoom H6 Handy Recorder | Zaxcom MAXX | Quickpole QS | Denecke and Timecode Buddy TS4 | Will Strauss#
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Are the ultimate noise cancellation headphones here?
Raymond Burns StudioSeries (an Editors Keys company) have just launched a brand new pair of noise cancellation headphones, which will simply blow you away. If youre looking to enjoy a plane journey for the first time, then these could be the answer you have been looking for.
Tags: iss077 | editors keys | noise cancellation | headphones | studioseries | plane | flight | quiet | ANX-10 | Raymond Burns
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