Project AES-X244 initiation

[page updated 2017-11-16]

This project was proposed by J. Starzynski. It was approved under our rules by Subcommittee SC-02 and assigned to the SC-02-12 Working Group on Audio applications of networks.

TITLE AES-X244, AES RP: Loudness Guidelines for Over the Top Television and Online Video Distribution
SCOPE This AES document addresses OTT and OVD Loudness challenges by leveraging already established Over-the-Air Television practices, providing guidelines focused on the Loudness and Content Dynamic Range for connected set-top and mobile devices.
RATIONALE When followed, these guidelines will:
• Provide consistent Loudness across different Programs, service providers and advertising Content
• Provide appropriate playback Loudness Range for different devices and listening conditions
• Prevent excessive Peak Limiting or other processing from degrading the audio quality
• Preserve the artistic intent of wide Dynamic Range content (movies, drama, live music)
• Improve the listening experience
WHO BENEFITS? Content creators, and engineers in production, post production and broadcasting.
WHY AES? The AES membership spans the full range of users and organizations likely to use and beneift from the recommendations.
AES - Audio Engineering Society