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2012 ATSC Audio Seminars PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:54

2012 Audio Loudness Management Seminars Series,
Hosted by ATSC and SBE

Atlanta Seminar

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Turner Broadcasting
1000 Techwood Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30318

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ATSC or SBE Member: $95.00/per person
Nonmember: $150.00/per person

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8:30 AM - Registration

9:00 AM- Loudness Background - Pat Wadell, Harmonic
- Audio complexity
- The digital transition’s (unintended) consequences
Comfort zone
Enter H.R. 1084, the CALM Act
ATSC S6-3 highlights:
The USC Summit
The LKFS tests

- What’s in A/85?

- Considering an update to BS.1770?
- Regulatory process summary
- December 2012: FCC calmly enforces CALM.

Measurement & Monitoring - Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs
- ITU-R BS.1770 algorithm
- Measuring content
Real-time production
Finished long-form

Loudness and the monitoring environment
Lock down the monitor pot
Mix with your ears, proof with the meter

TV Stations - Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal
- Actions required by your station
- DTV’s audio loudness problem
- NTSC analog audio vs. ATSC digital audio
- Establish target loudness
- DTV loudness compliance practices
Real-time production
Short-form content

- NBC-U network and DTV station loudness theory of operation
- Optimum DTV station loudness experience

Noon - Lunch

Content Creation - Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic; and Doc Goldstein, NBC Universal
- Loudness vs. dynamic range
Increased loudness via compression is NOT better in an LKFS world
Increased dynamic range IS better in an LKFS world

- Short term and infinite metering
What to use where and why

- Numeric and histogram readings
The “loudness speedometer” idea

- Checking in a remote
Levels vs. loudness

- News, sports, entertainment production
Simple workflow-friendly tricks for controlling image and protecting dialogue

- Promotional material and advertisements
What happens when trying to “game” the system

- Optimizing the mix for the infrastructure of the content recipient

- The comfort zone

MVPDs - Jerry Parkins, Comcast Cable
- What’s required of the MVPD for CALM

- An overview of a large MVPD’s infrastructure

- A systematic approach to loudness measurement
Procedures in the field:
MVPD interacting with content supplier
MVPD interacting with subscriber
Making and Documenting Measurements.

Consumer Experiences - Steve Silva, Fox
- Explaining the DTV AC-3 distribution system
5.1 markets
Stereo markets
The real-time downmix

- How Dialnorm works in your decoder

- How DRC works in:
A TV with integrated decoder
Default RF mode
A/V receiver
Choose your range

- Using an LM-100 to monitor ATSC audio in a consumer system
Channel readout
Metadata readout

Panel Discussion: "Are We All CALM Now?"

4:30 PM - Closing Remarks

Cancellation Policy:

Within three or more business days prior to the day of the seminar, attendees will receive a full refund. Refunds are not provided for cancellations or absences which occur less than three business days of the seminar. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

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