AES San Francisco 2010
Broadcast and Media Streaming Session B6

Friday, November 5, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm (Room 133)

B6 - Loudness, Metadata, and other Audio Concerns for DTV

Tomlinson Holman, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and Viterbi School of Engineering
Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic
David Casey, DTS Inc.
Sterling Davis, Cox Media Group
Thomas Lund, TC Electronics
Steve Lyman, Dolby Laboratories
Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal, Chair ATSC S6-3 Audio Loudness Group
Pat Waddell, Harmonic Inc., Chair ATSC S6 Audio and Video Coding

The introduction of digital television to the U.S. market proceeded in a number of steps: standardization in the early 1990’s, first introduction of transmission and sets in the late 1990’s, and accelerated adoption over time, culminating as NTSC television was shut off in 2009. The audio standards (that were thought to be easy to do so came first on the testing schedule but turned out to be far more complex than expected) added a number of features to conventional workflows that are only now becoming to be understood in some areas of the vast television production chain. This workshop will discuss what the situation is today from several points of view, and how the standards are likely to be promulgated over the next few years.

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