Tim Carroll to Speak at NAB
Linear Acoustic® Founder and Telos Alliance CTO Tim Carroll will take part in two presentations during the Broadcast Engineering Conference at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas.
In a presentation entitled "Practical Audio Issues for Mobile Digital Television," Carroll will address the challenges of deliveAring intelligible audio – particularly dialogue - to viewers who are watching and listening on portable devices in noisy environments through ear buds or tiny built-in speakers. Recommendations for broadcasters and devices manufacturers on overcoming these obstacles will be discussed.
With Jeffrey Riedmiller from Dolby Laboratories, Carroll will tackle the topic of "Preventing CALM Compliance from Killing Audio Quality." As broadcasters rush to regulate their station's audio in the name of compliance and meter satisfaction, the natural variation that makes for exciting and dynamic sound has disappeared, a victim of friendly fire, leaving viewers stuck listening to over-processed audio. This presentation will introduce a completely new approach to measurement and control and will demonstrate that it is indeed possible to solve long-standing loudness issues without sacrificing quality.
The session on "Practical Audio Issues for Mobile Digital Television" is slated for Monday, April 8th from 4:00pm to 4:30pm in Room S225/226.
"Preventing CALM Compliance from Killing Audio Quality" will be presented on Tuesday, April 9th from 9:30am to 10:00AM in Room S227.
Products and technologies from Linear Acoustic will be on display throughout NAB in the North Hall, Booth N3438.
About Linear Acoustic
Linear Acoustic continues to lead the industry towards high quality DTV audio that is naturally compliant. Its patented technologies and proven products are trusted by content creators, networks, and broadcasters throughout the world. A member of the Telos Alliance™, the company designs and manufactures the AERO™ range of real-time and file-based loudness managers, UPMAX® upmixing and downmixing solutions, and the LQ™ series of loudness metering products. It also licenses and OEMs key technologies to premier manufacturers.
The company is actively involved in standards and practices creation as a member of the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee), as a sustaining member of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), and as a founding member of SVG's DTV Audio Group.
Linear Acoustic has provided upmixing, loudness metering, encoding products and technical services for NBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and the London 2012 Summer Games, and is the recipient of a 62nd Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award.
More information is available at http://www.linearacoustic.com and www.telosalliance.com.