Join us in Atlanta next week to hear about managing audio loudness

The last stop in the Audio Loudness Management Seminar Series, brought to you by the SBE and ATSC, is Atlanta on November 13.  Topics include a background in loudness, measurement and monitoring, DTV’s audio loudness challenges, content creation, MVPDs and consumer experiences. Longtime SBE member Dick Burden, CPBE, said of the LA Audio Loudness Seminar, “I have been to a number of lectures and seminars on this subject. This is the best of the bunch by far. The presenters have lived it and offer their solutions and recommendations. I highly recommend it to all associated with program audio.”

Presenters of this day-long seminar include Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal; Pat Waddell, Harmonic; Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs; Jerry Parkins, Comcast Cable; and Steve Silva, Fox. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Audio Loudness Seminar Series – last stop Atlanta on November 13

The last stop in the Audio Loudness Management Seminar Series, brought to you by the SBE and ATSC, is Atlanta on November 13.  Topics include a background in loudness, measurement and monitoring, DTV’s audio loudness challenges, content creation, MVPDs and consumer experiences. Longtime SBE member Dick Burden, CPBE, said of the LA Audio Loudness Seminar, “I have been to a number of lectures and seminars on this subject. This is the best of the bunch by far. The presenters have lived it and offer their solutions and recommendations. I highly recommend it to all associated with program audio.”

Presenters of this day-long seminar include Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal; Pat Waddell, Harmonic; Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs; Jerry Parkins, Comcast Cable; and Steve Silva, Fox. Click here for more information and to register.

Registration opens for Audio Loudness Seminar in Atlanta – hosted by SBE and ATSC

Steve Silva discusses consumer experiences at the Chicago Audio Loudness Seminar in August.

Registration is now open for the Audio Loudness Management Seminar in Atlanta, which takes place Tuesday, November 13 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This last seminar in the series covers everything from a background of loudness, mearurement and monitoring, TV stations and addressing DTV’s audio loudness problem, content creation, MVPDs and consumer experiences. Presenters include Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal; Pat Waddell, Harmonic; Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs; Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic; and Steve Silva, Fox. The cost for members of the SBE or ATSC is $95. The cost for non-members is $150.  Reserve your spot today for this highly interactive seminar!

Are you ready for the CALM Act? Register for LA seminar today!

Audio Loudness Seminar at WTTW in Chicago on August 23

The ATSC and SBE have partnered to offer you a valuable day-long seminar on September 27 discussing important updates in DTV audio loudness standards and the implementation stage of the FCC’s Commercial Audio Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act.

Knowledgeable industry leaders will present on topics, such as: FCC rules and updated information on the CALM Act; practical solutions for implementation; loudness measurement and monitoring technology; receiver processing and equipment solutions; an in-depth tutorial on ATSC’s Recommended Practice A/85; and more.

Jim Starzynski of NBC discusses actions required by TV stations and DTV loudness compliance practices

This program is beneficial for station engineers, broadcast executives, cable operators, satellite TV providers, the content creation community, and other industry professionals.

The SBE has extended the member rate to anyone who is a member of one of the following organizations: SBE, ATSC, STE, AES, SMPTE and IEEE. The cost for this program is $95 for members and $150 if you are not a member of any of these organizations.  Click here for more information and to register.

Are you ready for the CALM Act? Check out this article and seminar to help you prepare

I ran across an article from TV Technology from last month on A Systems Approach to Implementing the CALM Act, written by Mary Gruszka. Some key points are outlined to help stations be in compliance with these rules by December 13, including establishing a company standard, and understanding where the various types of content come from and how to ensure they meet your company’s standard.

With this important deadline just around the corner, the SBE and ATSC have put together a day-long seminar geared toward helping you plan and implement your solution.  The Audio Loudness Management Seminar Series takes place in Chicago on August 23, in Los Angeles on September 27, and in Atlanta on November 13.

Station engineers, broadcast executives, cable operators, satellite TV providers, the content creation community, and other professionals affected by this act will have the opportunity to hear about important updates in DTV audio loudness standards.  Topics include the FCC rules and updated information on the CALM Act, practical solutions for implementation, loudness measurement and monitoring technology, receiver processing and equipment solutions, and an in-depth tutorial on ATSC’s Recommended Practice A/85.  Those contributing to this seminar include Jerry Whitaker, ATSC; Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal; Pat Waddell, Harmonic Inc.; Steve Lyman, Dolby Labs; and Steve Silva, Fox.

If anyone has any comments or helpful articles about the CALM Act, feel free to post them here by clicking on the bubble at the upper-right hand side of this post.

Kimberly Kissel
SBE Education Director

Audio Loudness Management Seminar Series, hosted by SBE and ATSC in Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta

With the rules of the Commercial Audio Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act going into effect December 13, the SBE and ATSC have developed a seminar for broadcasters to learn about important updates in DTV audio loudness standards and implementation.

Knowledgeable industry leaders will present on such topics as FCC rules and updated information on the CALM Act, practical solutions for implementation, loudness measurement and monitoring technology, receiver processing and equipment solutions, and an in-depth tutorial on ATSC’s Recommended Practice A/85. This program will be beneficial for station engineers, broadcast executives, cable operators, satellite TV providers, the content creation community, and other professionals affected by this act.

The first seminar takes place Thursday, August 23 in Chicago at WTTW.  The cost for members of ATSC or SBE is $95.  The cost for non-members is $150.

Visit our website for more information on this seminar series.