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captioning formats, including EIA-608, EIA-708, SCTE-20, SMPTE 328M, SMPTE 360M, VBI Line 21, SMPTE 334M, SMPTE 436M, XDS/Bar Data, CGMS-A, AFD, SMPTE-TT, SAMI, HCC, SCC, DFXP, and CaptionXML™. How do we assure that as the industry continues to evolve, our monitoring systems will keep pace? facilitate 4K production further up the processing pipeline. How can we best ensure that our complete store of content, both new and archived, is compliant with current loudness regulations? Loudness compliance is a huge issue for broadcasters, who want to make sure that, no matter where they deliver content, they will not run up against a regulatory fine. Fortunately, file-based inspection and correction software gives facilities the means to analyze and normalize files for compliance before delivery to transmission or alternate distribution platforms. We’ve seen customers with thousands — and even hundreds of thousands — of archived program files that must be made compliant. We’ve also seen that, with a turnkey appliance for file-based loudness correction, these customers can handle loudness correction quickly and easily. In fact, in the space of just two weeks, our WohlerLoudness solution processed a WAV archive of more than 600,000 files, assuring their compliance with the appropriate global loudness standards. Both speed and quality are important factors in audio loudness processing. We have solved this problem by combining the acclaimed Linear Acoustic® AERO. file® audio processor and loudness manager with the powerful processing capabilities of our RadiantGrid™ technology. Given the increase in loudness regulation around the world, loudness monitoring and correction are becoming a standard part of many day-to-day broadcast workflows. While there was an early rush to provide dedicated systems that met a narrow set of immediate loudness TV-BAY077MAY13.indd 66 monitoring requirements, we think the industry is moving past that point. We believe that, going forward, flexible loudness technology that is compatible with global standards will be an important and necessary addition for all conventional monitoring product platforms, both file-based and baseband. What is the simplest and most practical approach for ensuring proper captioning across all delivery platforms? Emerging legislation is increasingly mandating captioned/subtitled content be provided across multiple delivery platforms. The challenge of ensuring delivery of ancillary data in the appropriate formats grows even more daunting as broadcasters and other content providers deliver higher volumes of media over a greater variety of platforms. However, with the ability to extract closed captioning from media sources and insert closed captioning back into the transcoded output file, broadcasters and service providers alike can easily and cost-effectively update content for compliance prior to delivery. When mainstream video containers are used, products like our WohlerCaption system can handle this process efficiently, without requiring transcoding of the video essence. We designed our WohlerCaption product as a turnkey appliance that can either handle the insertion of SCC or other aligned caption data files into the VANC or VBI space, or produce new ancillary outgoing files such as SMPTE-TT or SAMI. Whatever the ancillary data management system being considered, users should look for products that support a variety of Though many in the media and entertainment industry still think of Wohler as an audio company, the fact is that we’ve developed and acquired a deep and broad portfolio of technologies that support today’s baseband and file-based monitoring applications, along with evolving standards for captioning, loudness, and other aspects of content metadata, legalization and compliance. Based on our experience and the feedback we receive from customers worldwide, we see that the key to future-proof monitoring systems lies in their ability to accept a wide range of signals and in their standard inclusion of capabilities and features previously available only in specialized dedicated boxes. As leading media facilities worldwide move to streamline their operations and extend their capacity for efficient multiplatform content creation and delivery, they are assuring the ongoing utility and versatility of their monitoring systems by consolidating signal management and confidence monitoring on a single software platform. We developed our next- generation iON monitoring system along this philosophy and engineered it to make our proven technologies remotely accessible from Web-enabled PC, Mac®, smartphone, and tablet devices, with video and audio content streamed in real time. Using this monitoring model, media companies can establish more adaptable, streamlined, and cost-effective infrastructures in support of quality multiplatform media delivery. 02/05/2013 21:19