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

In spite of a number of challenges, little did we know that 2016 for us would be the great gig in the sky. For us 2016 started with lots of anxiety – time, money, and no space to breathe. Delayed projects and some challenges to taking our product to the next level made for a high pressure start. But, we knuckled under and Read more…

Dolby Demystified

We get a lot of questions about audio processing and Dolby E and wanted to share some of the most requested info with you. Find out about Dolby guardband and how to prevent playout errors, the bit rate of Dolby E, and more. Read more…

 

Why We Measure Loudness

The Broadcast Bridge did a feature about loudness that we worked on for them. “It is all very well being able to quantify the volume of a signal, however, what is important is how loud it is perceived to be. The human ears perception of sound changed depending on…” See the complete article from The Broadcast Bridge

Loudness: File based or hardware processing?

How many engineers or people who need to implement loudness are concerned about loudness correction in real time versus file based? There is a common misconception that loudness correction, whether it is done by in hardware or software, provides the same quality. This is a subject of frequent discussion with our customers. For example, an engineer from a broadcast facility gave us some files and asked us to check them. When we looked at the files and corrected them, they seemed fine. So we asked him, why these files? And he said that these files had caused a problem when they were corrected for loudness. Read more…

 

Sniffing Glue


Metadata is the glue that binds media files together. Clients tell us that whilst they process huge volumes of work through the Emotion Engine, they would like help with metadata in the file domain. It is a critical area for them and (in their words) it is “the thing that cannot be ignored” in the quest for better automation.  Read more…


Teamwork

For those lucky enough to be English cricket-lovers, this summer has bought the unexpected pleasure of winning ‘The Ashes’ against Australia. The term originates from a satirical obituary published just after the tourists won their first series of ‘test matches’ on English soil in 1882, which drily stated that English cricket had died and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.”  Read more…

 

Leo Ticheli mixes TV spots faster with Eff

The facility had been using a Dolby meter to measure loudness, but the results weren’t consistent with the LKFS measurements used by their quality control team. They trialled Eff and found it to be a lot faster and easier to measure each TV spot that they mixed. The parameter options also matched up exactly to their own quality control. Read more…

 

Match report: MC on tour

“As a result of a meeting with Star at NAB, I recently made a three day visit to Mumbai, which is one of the host cities to the IPL Cricket matches that I’ve been following so closely. By happy co-incidence, there seemed to be a match between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings in the middle of my visit… Read more…

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