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Pro Sound For TV - 2013 Highlights

The key audio and monitoring developments...
By Kieron Seth
Contributing Editor

TSL Products SAM1 3GM+MADI extends confidence monitoring to include MADI

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n September, the most important
development in 2013 for the audio
sector was announced at IBC. The
Digital Production Partnership's
(DPP) Technical Delivery Standards,
it was declared, now includes EBU
R128 loudness as a stipulation for
broadcasters. It is hoped that
R128 and the CALM act in the USA
will start to protect viewers and
their ears.

Loudness

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There is no shortage of technology
to enable broadcasters and
producers to maintain compliance
with loudness regulations. A new
addition to the inventory is iON
from Wohler. It is a single platform
monitoring system that can be
remotely accessed and controlled
from any web-enabled device.
It provides real-time streaming
of content and metadata from
locally installed, modular rackmounted hardware devices that
manage all I/O connections at their
source. Audio, video, captioning/
subtitling, loudness, metadata,
MADI and MPEG stream monitoring
and analysis can be performed
from a single user-confi gurable
software interface.
Similarly, TC Electronics' DB6
broadcast audio processor claims to
enable users to stay compliant with
broadcast standards and legislation,
without sacrificing audio quality. The
system handles up to three SD/
HD/3G streams and measures and
adjusts audio formats, loudness
and true-peak level automatically.
At the same time it logs stats for
documentation and evaluation. DB6
is able to process loudness metering
at the input stage, up and/or down
conversion at any stage, loudness

Genelec's new 1237A and 1238A
monitors are designed for mid-sized
control rooms

processing, online lip sync delay,
loudness metering at the output
stage and logging of all relevant
loudness statistics. With two 5.1
capable processing engines per SDI
stream, each able of delivering to
any platform and any codec and a
small form factor, DB6 is ideal for
mobile units.
TSL Products' SAM1 3GM+MADI
Studio Audio Monitor extends
confidence monitoring to the MADI
interface. The SAM1 3GM+MADI
monitors up to 20 channels of
audio from MADI, embedded HDSDI, AES and analogue sources
on a user-configurable screen,
providing immediate access to
any combination of formats; it
delivers a visual and audio feedback
for confidence monitoring in a
compact unit.
With the SAM1 3GM+MADI,
users can create a personalised
monitoring panel that gives them
access to the channels they need
to check. Channels can be defined
as being mono, stereo or 5.1 downmixed group. The operator can also
mix multiple signals together and
adjust individual mix levels to create
a personal monitoring environment.
MADI connectivity is through a
single 54/64 channel MADI input/
output with coax connections and
single-mode or multi-mode fibre
option. The unit additionally offers
54/64 channel MADI 'reclocked'
loop output via coax connection.
Dedicated audio inputs include four
AES (4 Pairs/8 Channel) and two
analogue stereo inputs.
Loudness is certainly not all about
signal processing; now, more
than ever, mixing compliant audio

demands a high level of skill amongst
producers and professional sound
monitors. Genelec's new 1237A
and 1238A monitors are designed
for
mid-sized
control rooms in
broadcasting,
post and music
production.

Neuman TLM 107 Studio Microphone

Both are three-way SAM
monitors designed to adapt to
their environment by tuning the
frequency response to compensate
for acoustical room influences and
to achieve accurate alignment of
volume levels at the listening position.
Lars-Olof Janflod, Marketing and PR
Director at Genelec says: "We've
developed these new monitors in
response to the changing nature
of broadcast and post-production
workspaces; basically, with 1237A
and 1238A you can achieve perfect

monitor performance, whatever your
environment. The SAM features
ensure that these monitors adapt
to their environment and are
perfectly at home wherever they
are installed."

Record Innovations

This year has seen the launch of
a number of very well received
mini recorders, such as
the Tascam DR60 audio
recorder that is perfectly
suited to DSLR video
production. Another
device due to hit
retailers' shelves early
in the new year is Sony's
PCM-D100 hand-held
stereo audio recorder
that's designed to be
used for live music events,
theatrical performances
and electronic news
gathering. The recorder
supports the latest highresolution codecs and formats,
including 192kHz/24bit PCM and
2.8224 MHz Direct Stream Digital.
Ingenuously, the unit records two
versions of all incoming signals:
one at the level which is with the
input gain controls and another
identical version, 12dB quieter
that is automatically crossfaded
in. With this kind of intelligence
built-in, user s should find
loudness compliance somewhat
easier to achieve.
Among the regular onrush of
new microphones to market is
the Neumann TLM 107 large
diaphragm studio microphone. It
is designed as a high-resolution
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InNews: Full Sail Uni Selects Avid Systems
InNews: Luxembourg Charm Success
InForm: Guntermann & Drunck Intensify Security
InReply: Datavideo – Designed for Versatility
InStudio: Filmmaker Captures Wildlife With Vinten
InGear: Frezzi Skylight – Advanced Led Lighting
InTest: OTT Is a Hybrid: It’s How You Look at It
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InNews: Full Sail Uni Selects Avid Systems
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InForm: Guntermann & Drunck Intensify Security
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InReply: Datavideo – Designed for Versatility
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