Mastering — the final step in the recording process — is often thought to be only for music. But mastering can be for any audio project, ranging from podcasts to broadcast programming. For today’s small studios, mastering is available with low cost plug-ins. Here is a look at what’s available.
At IBC 2107, Cobalt Digital will introduce their 9971-MV-4K Series multiviewers and the 9904-UDX-4K 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI UHD up/down/cross-converter for openGear frames.
Making its debut at IBC2017 is a new Cobalt system that combines frame-accurate SCTE 104 trigger (FAST) insertion with enhanced HLS SCTE 35 streaming on a single platform. Also at IBC Cobalt’s Advanced Audio Processor, 9934-AUD-PRO 3G/HD/SD-SDI, and their 9902-UDX-DSP-CI Channel Integrator and Distribution Amplifier.
Singapore media conglomerate Mediacorp recently reached the end of its move to a new facilities campus. The broadcast company is now operating from television and radio studios in a purpose-built production centre at the Mediapolis technology development in the one-north district, featuring newly installed Lawo consoles and routers alongside Octopus newsroom systems, EVS playout servers and Vizrt studio automation.
In creating a balanced audio mix, we are constantly reminded to listen to the results on the widest range of speakers possible in order to get well rounded sound. This is easier said than done, since speakers sound different and some can throw your mix off balance.
Tuesdays HPA Tech Retreat was all about 360 and VR, and Wednesday focused on the versioning explosion. On the final day, delegates were given a summary of the current state of the industry, and the influences of artificial intelligence on media and broadcasting.