Dialog Intelligibility Gets A Big Boost With New Recommendation
“Hey, Turn That Down!”
You’ve experienced the problem: you set your TV volume at a level that’s comfortable for listening to the characters talk, only to grab the remote and frantically hit the “down” button when the action starts. Or, vice-versa: a volume level that's comfortable during loud scenes is too low for scenes with conversational dialog. Well, the latest update to the European Broadcasting Union’s R 128 recommendation, issued on November 10, 2023, takes us one step closer to solving the problem.
Is Television Loudness Still an Issue? pt.II
In Part 1 of our series, we examined the impact of the CALM Act, addressed some lingering loudness issues, and reinforced the continued relevance of real-time processing. This time, in Part 2, we’ll take a closer look at the challenges content creators and broadcasters face when managing loudness in a file-based workflow. Are there different requirements? Are all loudness control techniques created equal?Read More
Is Television Loudness Still an Issue?
It’s been nearly six years since the CALM Act – the bill passed to address the issue of loud television commercials – was put into effect in the U.S. We thought it a good time to re-examine the loudness issue in a series of blog posts. Here in Part 1 we’ll explore whether or not these legislative mandates have been effective and find out if content producers and broadcasters are still struggling with managing loudness in traditional OTA and OTT distribution.Read More
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