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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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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Improve Operational Efficiency_ Use your edit suite just for creative work

Free up your edit suites: automate audio processing • Save time and money by using your edit suite just for the creative process. • Automated processing is faster than real time and requires no supervision. • Loudness processing in eNGINE does not modify the audio mix. The quality of the audio mix is preserved. • …

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­News about audio and file­-based workflows

A favourite topic at IBC was loudness processing for multi platform delivery. Our loudness processor gives you flexibility in terms of what you want to correct. You can actually create content for multiple deliveries at different loudness standards. Especially, for the online where the environment isn’t so favorable for listening. (Watch this 1 minute video.) …

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