IBC – of gin and joints

I was reading the Devoncroft report and noted a quote that read, “We want as fine-grained media services as possible… it’s very common to have a company say ‘we do it all’… we can QC the video, transcode it, caption alight it, normalize the audio… What we don’t want to do is feed things into …

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Automating iTunes authoring, mastering, and the new compliance requirements

If you authoring and mastering iTunes and using -24 LUFS as per the new spec, you may want to read on. (Here’s a link to Apple ‘s spec for ProRes Audio Channel Data Assignment and Levels, in case you’d like more detail.)    We’ve heard that a lot of the clients who require transmission ready files also need …

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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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