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ATSC 3.0 Delivered

Posted by Jayson Tomlin on Mar 29, 2017 12:34:08 PM

Linear Acoustic® AMS Authoring and Monitoring SystemLinear Acoustic® AMS Authoring and Monitoring System is a comprehensive solution for real-time authoring, rendering, and monitoring of advanced audio programs for the ATSC 3.0 Digital Television System. The audio system in ATSC 3.0 provides listeners with a personalized, immersive audio experience using Next Generation Audio (NGA) technologies, including MPEG-H. AMS simultaneously delivers advanced audio for ATSC 3.0 broadcasts and 5.1-/2-ch audio for ATSC 1.0 broadcasts.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic, Television Audio, ATSC 3.0

Can I Use You as a Reference?

Posted by Jim Kuzman on Mar 22, 2017 1:40:00 PM

Everyone knows a bad reference can cost you a promotion or a job opportunity, but it can also be the source of frustrating intermittent television audio problems.

The widespread use of embedded SDI signals in lieu of discrete AES I/O makes dealing with clock reference a bit easier since the reference is an inherent part of the SDI bundle, but it doesn’t eliminate clock-related issues altogether.

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Topics: Audio Processing, Linear Acoustic, Television Audio

Channeling Your Inner SDI

Posted by Shane Toven on Dec 14, 2016 2:06:18 PM

Building on insight and history in the television broadcast industry, The Telos Alliance created a new division to focus on the expanding needs of the TV audio market. Titled the “TV Solutions Group” (TVSG), the knowledge and resources of the two Telos Alliance TV brands, Linear Acoustic and Minnetonka Audio, are combined to provide a wide range of products, solutions, consultation, and custom development. Read more about TVSG here.

Here's the first of many TVSG tech tips:

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Topics: Linear Acoustic, Television Audio, Aero.100

Things are Looking Up to the Max at IMS Productions

Posted by Tom Vernon on Oct 29, 2015 2:15:00 PM

Today, they're shooting at the Barrett-Jackson Auto auction in Reno, NV. On other remotes they are filming Lakers games or global rally cross racing. IMS Productions has a busy schedule. Located across the street from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the company does studio work, field production, post production and Indy car footage. Even though they are affiliated with the Speedway, they cover a variety of events.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

Stay CALM and Listen in Comfort

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Jan 21, 2015 12:09:00 PM

When Daystar Television needed to ensure compliance with the CALM Act, they considered a number of options. Following an extensive search, Daystar found a product that not only resolved any CALM Act compliance concerns, but also provided consistent audio levels across the board, resulting in a better experience for viewers.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

Telos and Linear Acoustic: Helping Broadcasters Keep Their Eye on the Shifting Center of the Broadcast Universe

Posted by Jeff Touzeau on Aug 7, 2014 11:22:00 AM

The television broadcast industry has become infinitely more complex during the last five years, with producers churning out more content than at any other time in history. Meanwhile, the broadcast landscape has become vast and wholly unpredictable, with consumer preferences driving when, where and how content is consumed. These changes have come upon the broadcast industry swiftly and relentlessly. Less than a decade ago, content producers could safely predict that consumers were watching the vast majority of content on television sets in their homes. But now, with an abundance of smartphones, mobile devices and apps — all of which are routinely relaying broadcast content — the lines on the playing field have changed. And they are anything but predictable.

While the beginning and endpoints of this new playing field are still somewhat discernable despite constantly evolving technical standards, broadcast mediums, consumer device and viewing preferences, the middle points and content distribution methods are murky and less defined. Even though producers are now able to express themselves using more technically advanced tools than ever before — and consumers are able to consume content more conveniently 'anytime, anyplace, anywhere' — this has put strain and uncertainty on the part the broadcasters themselves, who are less visible than the producers or consumers in the broadcast chain. These broadcasters essentially need to create and adapt new content distribution channels and working methodologies where no precedent already exists.

There is a lot at stake for broadcasters, since their role is critical to both the content producers and consumers. The Telos Alliance, and its subsidiary Linear Acoustic, has played an active and innovative role not only in helping define this new broadcast distribution landscape, but also in helping its international customer base understand and overcome the challenges it presents. Over the course of this interview, Tim Carroll, Chief Technology Officer of Telos Alliance, explains how the broader television broadcast environment has changed and how Telos and Linear Acoustic are helping customers navigate and overcome the daunting challenges that now exist.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

Linear Acoustic investing in Latin American Market

Posted by Gilbert Felix on May 15, 2014 12:31:00 PM

The Latin America Broadcast market is growing, and Gilbert Felix, Field Application Engineer for Latin America tells PRODU that Linear Acoustic is placing great attention on the region.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

Keep CALM and Control the Loudness

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Jan 11, 2013 2:07:00 PM

On December 13th, 2012, the rules of CALM went into effect, and the FCC began enforcing them. In its simplest terms, this means over-the-air (OTA) broadcasters, cable operators, satellite television providers, and multichannel video program distributors must ensure that commercials have the same average loudness as the programs they accompany.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

Linear Acoustic takes care of transcoding at China Central Television

Posted by Tom Vernon on Jan 4, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Master Control racks at CCTV's new HD facilities in Beijing, featuring Linear Acoustic LA-5269 Dolby Digital/Plus Transcoders. Three LA-5269s are already on the air on CCTV-3, CCTV-5, and CCTV-8.
As the predominant state television broadcaster in mainland China, Chinese Central Television (CCTV) programs 24 channels accessible to more than 1 billion viewers.  Their new broadcast facilities were built to be "100% HD ready."

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Topics: Linear Acoustic

CALM Before the Storm

Posted by Clark Novak on Dec 12, 2012 12:41:00 PM

Feeling Worried? Or Feeling CALM?

At the time of this writing, it has been nearly a year since the CALM Act was signed into law and the date on which the rules of the CALM Act officially go into effect is getting closer.

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Topics: Linear Acoustic