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Linear Acoustic provided its AERO.qcTM Audio Quality Controllers, and on-site audio technical support, to NBC during the network’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games, February 12-28. The announcement comes from Bob Dixon, Director of Sound Design & Communications, NBC Olympics and Tim Carroll, President and Founder, Linear Acoustic. Audio mixing is done at each venue, feeding a ready-to-air NBC production to the IBC. It was the responsibility of the audio mixers at the IBC to ensure that loudness was matched from venue to venue and program to interstitial or pre-recorded event. In order to achieve the desired results, the mixers relied on the Linear Acoustic AERO.qc Audio Quality Controller. Installed in 24 areas including venues, mixing suites, master control, and transmission, the AERO.qc allows the mixers to know current loudness, average loudness and loudness over the course of the program. The AERO.qc utilizes a multicolored bar graph display that shows when the mixer is within a comfortable range (green), below range (blue) or above range (red). This feature allowed NBC’s mixers to glance up quickly during a busy broadcast and immediately know the current levels of the mix. The AERO.qc also includes a running colored graph on the bottom of the display that provides an adjustable history of up to 20 minutes of program loudness. This helped mixers and transmission engineers immediately see the overall loudness of the program and if necessary, adjust accordingly. “Linear Acoustic was pleased to be able to provide its AERO.qc for NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games,� says Carroll. “The AERO.qc was designed based on feedback from those who used our products during the Beijing Olympic Games broadcast. NBC’s broadcast of the Vancouver Winter Games was a great proving ground for those new capabilities.� “With the additional loudness information provided by the AERO.qc, NBC Olympics is adding more dynamics to its programs while keeping within the comfort range set by NBC,� explains Dixon. “Instead of using final processing to maintain consistency between sporting events, each mixer is able to more accurately monitor their end product and control volume, helping to maintain the creative process while at the same time offering viewers exciting and compelling coverage.�


More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products were used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve editing, color correction, VFX and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices.


Jingle All the Way: Luxul's XMS-1208P Managed Gigabit Switch is Available for All CI Integrators this Holiday Season

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced that it's giving CI integrators the gift of enterprise-level performance at affordable price points this holiday season. It doesn't matter if they've been naughty or nice, the company's XMS-1208P 12-port/18 PoE+ managed Gigabit switch — that delivers high-speed performance while enabling simple network expansion — is now available for all. And to ring in the new year, Luxul will begin shipping its AMS-1816P 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 managed Gigabit switch in early January.


HoverCam Transforms Classrooms Fit for Future-Ready Students at Val Verde USD

HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the digital education market, announced that Val Verde Unified School District (USD) in Parris, California, successfully installed HoverCam's Pilot digital teaching stations and CenterStage interactive flat panels (IFPs) in new STEM labs in the elementary schools, with plans for an eventual rollout to the district's middle and high schools. As part of the district's goal to create future-ready students, Val Verde USD chose HoverCam digital education solutions to address the rising challenge of updating classrooms and introducing curriculum with advanced systems that will prepare students for a rapidly changing career landscape.


The Sigma Holiday Sale Is Back!

Nothing makes gift giving as enjoyable as special prices on award-winning Sigma lenses and accessories; get the lens you’ve always craved or surprise a fellow shooter with the perfect present.


Global News Agency Ruptly Relies on Riedel's MediorNet and Artist on Board New OB and DSNG Vehicles

Riedel's MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom are providing the decentralized and redundant signal routing and communications backbone on board two all-new, state-of-the-art OB vehicles for Ruptly, a Berlin-based international news agency. Qvest Media, a world-leading system architect and integrator for the broadcast and media industries, designed and built the new broadcast van and DSNG vehicle.