AES Budapest 2012
Saturday, April 28, 10:15 — 12:15 (Room: Bartók)
T4 - Loudness Leveling and Normalization—Basics, Misunderstandings, Dangers, and Solutions
Florian Camerer, ORF - Vienna, Austria, Chairman EBU-group PLOUD
The switch from peak to loudness normalization is in full swing not only in Europe, but worldwide. There is an international measurement algorithm (ITU-R BS.1770) as well as a few recommendations, all based on that algorithm. This is arguably the biggest change in the audio leveling world in decades. This tutorial will cover the basics of loudness work and look into some details of where potential pitfalls lie, where there might be or are misunderstandings or misconceptions, and give an brief overview of the current status of loudness implementations in Europe and the world. Examples will be played to illustrate the presentation.
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