SVG Summit:CONNECT — Enhanced Crowd Sound, Next Generation Audio Are Major Topics

As the SVG Summit does every December, SVG Summit:CONNECT brought the world of broadcast sports together over Zoom instead of over cocktails at the New York Hilton. But the effect was the same: a robust exchange of ideas as the industry approached the finale of a remarkable year.

Audio was very much on the table. Not surprising, since sound — or the lack of it in largely COVID-shuttered stadiums and arenas — was the silent hallmark of the early days of sports’ shutdown. Then things became quite noisy, as networks and sports leagues and teams rapidly developed a slew of systems for producing “enhanced” crowd-sound. Read More…

DTV Audio Group Roundtable: Production Practices for Next-Generation Audio

December 17th 1:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time Register at https://www.thesvgsummit.com/register/ As television distribution models continue to evolve, opportunities are opening up to enhance viewer experiences with augmented personalization and accessibility features. How can these features be supported on a practical production basis for live sports programing? Join the DTV audio group round table for a […]  More

DTV Audio Group Event Focuses on NFL’s Artificial Crowd Noise

“Crowd-Less Sports Audio III, NFL Edition,” the DATV Audio Group’s third look at the phenomenon of “curated” prerecorded fan noise for games without fans in the stands during the pandemic, took place online Sept. 30, and focused on the NFL’s experience.  More

Crowd-Less Sports Audio III, NFL Edition

September 30th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1654082612753032720 With the NFL season underway and games largely being played in empty stadiums, once again broadcast audio is being supplemented with “enhanced” crowd sounds which, in this case, have been carefully curated for each team and venue by NFL Films.  At the same time, […]  More

Crowd-Less Audio II

Sounds from the Bubbles and Beyond September 8th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1013409281546892816 With Covid-adapted sports production in full swing, we will check in with a sampling of A1s currently hard at work in various bubbles, empty arenas, and stadiums to see how they are getting along without fans and […]  More

Cloud Audio Forum

Next Steps in Production Virtualization August 19th, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8145004426243522318 The trend toward “At Home” live television production infrastructure virtualization has been well underway for many years. The impact of the Coronavirus crisis has served to accelerate this trend.  Recently broadcasters have taken the next step; experimenting with managing […]  More

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 […]  More

DTV Audio Group Webinar Examines Evolving At-Home Workflows

The DTV Audio Group has been holding a series of Zoom-based webinars focused on best practices for broadcast-audio professionals working from home during the pandemic. On May 20, “At Home, At Home? — Expanding Virtualized Audio Production” brought together A1s, audio supervisors, and manufacturers to look at workflows that are evolving as audio mixers and […]  More

DTVAG Webinar Examines Live Sound in Empty Sports Venues

Nearly 100 viewers gathered online May 6 for a GoToMeeting-powered webinar, sponsored by the DTV Audio Group, to explore how broadcast A1s will handle the sound for televised sports if and when games begin without fans in the stands.  More

DTV Audio Group To Host Webinar Addressing Audio Production in the Age of Coronavirus on May 6

The DTV Audio Group has announced it will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at 2 p.m. ET to explore the audio-production challenges ahead for the sports-production industry. In this forum, a panel of leading sports mixers and sound designers, along with other DTVAG members, will discuss Sports Audio for Crowd-Less Games and Preparing […]  More

AES Vienna Convention Canceled for May 2020

— Plans are underway for a virtualization of the Convention Technical Program — New York, NY, March 30, 2020 — With the health and safety of our attendees, membership, exhibitors, and staff being of utmost concern during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and following weeks of discussions with the host Austria Center Vienna, the Audio Engineering […]  More

SVG Summit: DTV Audio Group Conclave Reflects the Evolution Evident on the Video Side

The annual SVG Summit this week continued a trend of growing attendance, as broadcast sports undergoes an inflective round of changes, from 4K to immersive audio, and the term broadcast itself hints of incipient antiquity as streaming becomes the basis for a growing percentage of content distribution.  More

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