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MPEG-H immersive audio will put viewers in the middle of audiences like the one at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Immersive Soundtrack Created for Eurovision 2018 June 19th 2018 - 12:05 PM

In its 62-year history the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has gone through several major technological broadcast developments: colour TV, stereo and then 5.1 sound, with, most recently, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) implementing its Flex IP-hybrid self-managed digital transmission system to distribute the event in 2016. The innovation for this year’s ESC was the first ever live production trial of MPEG-H immersive and interactive audio, which is designed to not only give viewers a more enveloping experience but also the ability to select languages, commentaries and speech-to-music/effects levels according to personal preference.

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A REMI control room at NEP Australia’s Sydney facility handles multiple live productions simultaneously.

Resource Sharing Via IP Becoming Common Production Strategy June 11th 2018 - 10:00 AM

The combination of the completion of the video distribution over IP standard and an increase in the cost of rights to broadcast live sporting events has led to engineers designing new ways to produce a telecast with a minimum of resources. And it’s happening around the world, in HD mostly, but 4K is possible given IP’s format-agnostic nature.

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Optimizing The Performance Of Digital Audio Workstations June 7th 2018 - 12:05 PM

These days it’s hard to find a digital audio workstation (DAW) that doesn’t sound good. We are now in the era of finding the right DAW configuration to match the specific project. Part of this process is optimizing the DAW for the computer it is being used with and employing the right accessories.

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Maintaining Sanity With The 80/20 Rule In Professional Audio May 30th 2018 - 09:00 AM

In the early days of pro audio, commercial recordings were often made with a single ribbon microphone, a simple broadcast console and a mono audio tape recorder. The choices were all about choreographing performers around the fixed microphone. Today, with the rise of digital audio workstations (DAW), the operational choices are infinite and the desire for perfection can overwhelm any recording.

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Waves eMO d5 Dynamic Plug-In including gate.

Using A Gate To Reduce Ambient Noise From Audio Recordings May 29th 2018 - 11:00 AM

The noise gate is a valuable tool in the professional sound operator’s toolkit. It can be used to shape transients and reduce noise in a range of recordings, including broadcast voice-overs and narration. Here’s a look at how noise gates work.

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The Blackmagic Design exhibit is a welcome sight as you enter the lower floor of the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018 May 3rd 2018 - 03:00 PM

The new DaVinci Resolve 15 from Blackmagic Design is a massive upgrade to one of post production’s most capable editing and effects platforms. And you won’t believe the price!

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