From the summer of love to the summer of hope…

It was 50 years ago that Sgt. Pepper called the band to play… and the result was one of the greatest albums of all time. That was the summer of love.   This year has had its dark moments, but some of the recent events fill me with the thought that it will be the …

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Applied Technology: Dolby E Workflow – From Content Creation to Playout

Dolby article in The Broadcast Bridge by Emotion Systems' MC Patel

From creation to broadcast to transmission, audio content requires similar processes but with different variations depending on where the content is in the workflow. This article will briefly discuss content requirements, workflows, and the role that Dolby E has as a part of this transmission chain. In each case, Dolby E based processing and other …

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Perfect Pitch for Audio Frame Rate Conversion

Program Loudness and loudness compliance for post and boradcast televsion by using automated file based processing for audio

A lot of high-quality content is shot at 24 frames a second and then converted to 25 or 30/29.97 frames a second for distribution. A convenient way to preserve quality is to do this as a speed change to 25, and 3:2 pull down for 30/29.97. This way, the video quality is preserved.   But, …

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3 Biggest Topics at NAB (and short video)

MC at NAB on stream processing and editorial efficiency

At NAB, in addition to the regular audio processing that we do (Loudness, Dolby, etc.) a lot of people showed interest in these topics:   1. MOV / ProRes and MXF – channel labeling, automatic language tagging, and all of the other processing requirements   2. Editorial efficiency – automating mundane tasks and saving time …

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Dark side of the moon: The race between money and time

Pink Floyd

It is undeniable that for most people, the events of 2016 may be remembered for a long time to come, as resembling the dark side of the moon, and so, people are hoping to see 2017 in a more positive light. But, this is a newsletter about Emotion and the Media industry, so that is …

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Dolby demystified

Dolby E Demystified: An Insider's Guide

We get a lot of questions about audio processing and Dolby E and wanted to share some of the most requested info with you.   1. Dolby guardband – How to prevent playout errors Decode or playout errors can be caused by misaligned guardband.   As Dolby E encoded audio uses a frame-based structure, the …

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