76 TVBEurope NAB 2012 Preview Harris Broadcast Emotion Systems
Videotek crosses DTV spectrum
By Dick Hobbs
NEW TESTand measurement products — for quality control — solve signal monitoring and measurement challenges for 3Gbps signals, DTV transport streams and audio loudness compliance. “The new Videotek products
were designed in response to the changing needs and demands facing broadcasters worldwide,” said David Guerrero, vice president and general manager, Videotek test and measurement solutions, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Broadcasters need solutions that test and monitor multiple formats and
signals in one device. They also need monitoring solutions that ensure compliance with the CALM Act to regulate loudness levels of broadcast content. These are just some of the challenges our new products solve for customers.” New is the Videotek TVM- VTM-JEM3 multi-format jitter evaluation monitor, suited for mobile production trucks and central machine rooms. Its built-in test generator confirms jitter tolerance to ensure SMPTE video standards compliance, providing five different jitter levels and frequencies ranging from 50Hz to 500kHz. The unit
loudness compliance to its MSA-300 Videotek Multi- Source Analyzer
The answer to file-based loudness violations?
By Jake Young
also measures SDI signal integrity for checking incoming feeds for mobile units. Harris also adds loudness compliance to its Videotek Multi-Source Analyzer series of products (MSA-100 and MSA- 300). The new MSA-OPT-LOUD option measures input signals and issues alarms for noncompliant audio. Harris will also show a software upgrade prototype that integrates its LLM-1770 loudness logger and monitor with Harris ADC automation to provide as-run records of loudness levels for recently aired programming. N2502
DIGITALWORKFLOW experts Emotion Systems will feature eFF (Emotion File Finish), a software application that automatically analyses and fixes audio loudness violations in file-based media. eFF analyses file-based media by using accurate modelling of VU meters, PPM meters and loudness detection parameters (ATSC A/85, EBU R128 and ITU-R BS.1770). It operates faster than realtime and provides operators with a graphical display to assess audio issues. According to Emotion Systems CEO MC Patel, “we developed eFF in close collaboration with those who actually use it to take the pain
eFF complies with the latest international standards
out of compliance by enabling users to manage critical file-based audio content to ensure loudness legislation compliance with utter ease and complete confidence.” Applications for eFF include MCRs as well as nonlinear video editing and online finishing suites. N3719-3
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