Best Practices and Standardized Loudness Techniques for OTT and On-Demand Content

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

The rise in digital audio technology, with its significant improvements in dynamic range capability, brought program loudness challenges to content producers and consumers alike. Improved loudness measurement standards, coupled with industry guidelines and government regulation, all led to the successful management of loudness for traditional broadcast television throughout the world, whether delivered via Over the Air (OTA), cable, or satellite.

As consumers expand their video consumption to include new services provided by broadband internet connection, aka Over the Top (OTT), Online Video Distribution (OVD) and Social Media, similar loudness management challenges arise.

A group of experts in the Audio Engineering Society published multiple documents that leverage successful techniques from the broadcast TV industry and combines them with other loudness recommendations for content creation and distribution specific to OTT and OVD.

With OTT content now available at predictable loudness, the audio systems of mobile and fixed devices remained the final link in the delivery chain for producing consistent and enjoyable listener experiences. For example, listeners might still find that they cannot enjoy the sound in noisy environments. Importantly, the necessary predictability and benefits have led to the gathering of Consumer Electronics and AES experts determined to write effective guidelines to optimize the listener experience of all internet enabled consumer devices.

With effective loudness guidelines for the entire span of content creation, distribution and playback in place, all stakeholders can benefit from the effective recommendations that industry experts have identified and published.

Please join us for a one-hour conversation between production, programming, social media and standards development experts. Each will bring their unique experiences with online loudness management and best practices to discuss benefits that can be achieved from the OTT loudness standards that are now in place.

Hosted by DTVAudio Group, an initiative of the Sports Video Group.

Host:
Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group

Moderator:
Harold Geller, Executive Director, Ad-ID LLC.

Panelists:
Rob Byers,
Director of Broadcast and Media Operations, Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media
Scott Kramer, Manager Sound Technology, Netflix
Evan Mangiamele, Re-Recording Mixer/Sound Designer, Heard City
Ryan Schnizlein, CTO, Cutters Studios; Member, Association of Independent Creative Producers
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal; Chairman DTVAG

Click HERE to register.

Sponsored by:
Audio-Technica, Brainstorm Electronics, Calrec/DigiCo, Dale Pro Audio, Dolby, Lawo, NTP, Sanken, Shure, and Telos Alliance.