AES Rome 2013
Sound for Pictures Track Event L4
Sunday, May 5, 11:45 — 13:15 (Sala Alighieri)
Loudness Day: L4 - Are Movies Too Loud? The Loudness Race Reaches the CinemaPresenters:
Florian Camerer, ORF - Austrian TV - Vienna, Austria; EBU - European Broadcasting Union
Eelco Grimm, Grimm Audio - Utrecht, Netherlands
Cinema operators are on the receiving end of growing numbers of complaints from the audience of soundtracks that are "too loud." Just turning them down results in lowered dialog levels, which leaves the movie quieter but unintelligible. The EU has loudness standards that are now starting to be applied to cinemas. There is a possible need for standards to ensure the theaters are given soundtracks that meet EU laws. This workshop will investigate the issues involved and the work necessary to resolve the issues.