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ITTP Approved Skills scheme: A progress report
Bernard Newnham Back in January 2015 the ITTP the Institute for Training in Television Production - held its second annual conference at Pinewood. Its a way of bringing together people from education and the industry to discuss the problems that affect both. The conferences have been highly successful, with platform sessions, manufacturers stands, and a lot of networking.
Tags: iss105 | ittp | approved skills | institute | training | students | conference | Bernard Newnham
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Studio furniture at the cutting edge
Graham Buchanan Custom Consoles was established in 1996 to meet the market demand for efficient and robust studio furniture at accountant-friendly prices. That may sound trite but we were working in SI roles ourselves and knew from direct experience how difficult it was to commission third-party desks built to the high standards our clients needed. As the company's name reflects, we specialised from the start in producing furniture tailored to the specific technical requirements and room dimensions appropriate to each project. Our objective was to reduce capital costs wherever possible. Custom Consoles built its name on the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Carlton, TV4 Sweden, and Sony.
Tags: iss097 | studio | furniture | custom consoles | editing | post production | Graham Buchanan
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Manipulate and Edit
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | post production | Quantel | Forbidden | Editors Keys | Blackmagic | FilmLight | Forscene | music | Audio Network | Broadcast Funiture | MW Video | audio | Calrec | DiGiCo | Junger Audio | audio post | Prismsound | Wire Broadcast | Will Strauss#
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Managing workflow for VOD and catch-up service on iPhones and iPads
Scott Favelle As one of Australias most progressive and dynamic media companies, Foxtel offers an outstanding entertainment experience every day to more than 2.3 million subscribing homes.
Tags: iss081 | vod | video on demand | managing workflow | export | catch up | iphones | ipads | itunes | feed | Scott Favelle
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Loudness measurement: One year on
Jonathan Schorah

With, much of Europe and the U.S. now producing broadcast audio to meet loudness standards, Jon Schorah, creative director of NUGEN Audio, reflects upon the current state of play, the lessons learned along the way, and what’s to come.

Tags: iss073 | loudness measurement | ITU-R B.S.1770-3 | ATSC/A85 | G10 gate | mix | loudness normalization | Jonathan Schorah
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Issues in surround audio and new technologies to address them
N/A Surround audio and the encoding technologies, such as Dolbys AC-3 used to transmit it, have introduced new issues in maintaining audio quality. At a time when skilled audio personnel are getting scarce and budgets are shrinking new technologies hold the key to delivering top quality audio to viewers.
Tags: iss071 | surround sound | hamlet | dolby ac-3 | itu-1770 | ebu r128 | N/A
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Ask the Experts - Loudness
N/A Introduction: Loudness level inconsistencies are one of the most common problems in the broadcast industry. Loudness standards are now being introduced as discontinuities in audio levels between programs, or between programs and advertisements, have been the cause of viewer complaints in fact they are the number one cause. Of course anything that causes complaints is a concern to broadcasters complaints mean dissatisfied customers, reduced revenue from subscriptions and lowered ads, and now with the introduction of legislation, fines.
Tags: iss067 | loudness | nugen audio | itu 1770 | itu 1771 | ppm | qppm | N/A
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Evolving Test and Measurement
N/A Time and accuracy are vital when producing content for broadcast. All broadcasters have strict schedules to work to, as well as visual and audio standards that need to be met. Effective testing and measurement (T&M) of any material that is to be transmitted is key to ensuring these parameters are adhered to, for both producer and broadcaster; get these wrong, or trust in inadequate equipment, and it could be very costly.
Tags: iss067 | test and measurement | s3d | pse | itu 1770 | itu 1771 | N/A
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Goes One Step Beyond In The Competitive Loudness Metering Market
N/A Over the last few years audio loudness has been a hot topic for the broadcast industry and one of the key issues faced by engineers in control of audio output.
Tags: dk-technologies | iss065 | dk technologies | loudness | ebu r128 | bs1170 | itu | dk1 | dk2 | dk3 | N/A
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Audio loudness for video post
N/A For decades audiences have been complaining about the differences in perceived loudness between different parts of a television service, most commonly that the commercials seem louder than the programmes. Finally broadcasters, prompted in many cases by regulators, have addressed the issue.
Tags: iss061 | loudness | bs1770 | eby | r128 | itu | calm | N/A
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Test and measurement in digital television
N/A Lets be clear about this. Test and measurement tools are not there to make life difficult for you, they are there to ensure that we get the best quality pictures and sound through the long path to the home within a required technical specification. So yes, simply put, checking that we are getting the best out of the technology that black is black, white is white, and colours can be reproduced accurately within the tolerances broadcasters set is vital.
Tags: iss054 | test and measurement | pse | ask the experts | levels | amplitude | frequency response | channel separation | noise | balance | stereo | surround channels | phase | N/A
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Reviewed DSC Labs Chroma Du Monde
N/A Visual Impact were provided with a DSC Labs CamAlign CDM 28R Chroma Du Monde to test at their Teddington base this week, and unsurprisingly were impressed with what they found.
Tags: DSC Labs | Chroma Du Monde | iss054 | test chart | visuals | visual impact | HD ITU-R BT.709 | N/A
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The New ITU-R BS1770-2 Loudness Standard
N/A The authors, experts in audio measurements, explain the BS1770 loudness measurement standard, its recent revisions, and how to verify that a loudness meter conforms to its requirements. (pictured Richard Cabot). For images and figure reference please click to read the original version on the tv-bay digital magazine
Tags: iss054 | itu-r | bs1170 | ebu | calm | loudness | prism sound | dscope | N/A
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Loudness Whats All The Noise About
N/A Anyone involved in our industry cant have failed to notice the amount of noise broadcasters, manufacturers and legislators are making about audio loudness. As topics go, this one is currently red hot.
Tags: junger audio | iss053 | calm | atsc | itu-r | bs1770 | bs1771 | ebu r128 | dialnorm | guidelines | level magic | N/A
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Challenging Loudness
N/A We all watch TV with the remote control close at hand; not just to change channel but more often than not, to ride the volume control because programme and commercial loudness varies from show to show, channel to channel.
Tags: iss053 | loudness | tsl | calm | c.a.l.m | bx1770 | itu-r | p/loud | r128 | dtv audio group | N/A
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True Colours Shine Through With CCS
N/A When you are a broadcast engineer working in front of a stack of LCD monitors, seeing a significant difference between the brightness and colour of each monitor can be both annoying and tiring on the eyes.
Tags: Oxygen DCT | css | lcd | mcr | itu-r709 | ofcom | smpte c | rec709 | calibration service | cs-200 | iss050 | N/A
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Modern Tools for Test and Measurement in Post Production
N/A Todays post-production facilities and practically the entire global multimedia industry, face a common issue: how to effectively eliminate the notorious problem of inconsistent loudness being pushed to the absolute limits.
Tags: rtw | iss044 | rtw | test and measurement | post production | ppm | audio | itu | ebu | loudness | touchmonitor | ebu r128 | bs 1770 | bs 1771 | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Acquisition and Production
N/A Back in the days of the Audio Fair which annually graced London's Russell Hotel, my co-hack Frank Jones of Hi-Fi News put his head into the KEF Electronics demonstration room and bellowed the time-honoured question "What's new?"
Tags: iss038 | acquisition | production | itu-r | ces 2010 | panasonic | sony | gekko | ikegami | polecam | ag-hck10 | vinten | karesslite | gfcam | N/A
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