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Broadcast and Cinema on the Radar!

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Radar Meter Bundle for Pro Tools|HD is a complete loudness meter package that is perfect for all post and production studios whether they deliver for broadcast or cinema.

Pro audio is moving decisively away from the peak level based normalization method that has caused so much havoc with trailers in movie theaters, commercials in broadcast and hyper-compressed pop/rock in music.

The new and better mantra is to combine frequency weighting with an energy-integrated measure of sound, or equivalent continuous sound level, abbreviated Leq. Broadcast has standardized on Leq(K) for measuring loudness, and for the balancing of programs, while level regulation of commercials and trailers in movie theaters is based on a measure of annoyance, also known as Leq(M).

LM5D version 2 is the ultimate loudness meter plug-in, offering full compliance with all of the major broadcast standards in their latest versions: e.g. EBU R128, ATSC A/85 and ITU-R BS.1770-2.

AM6 is designed specifically with delivery for cinema in mind, offering a detailed radar view that allows you to control the loudness of trailers and commercials for cinema. AM6 conforms to the TASA standard, which is used by authorities such as MPAA to certify theatrical trailers.

Both LM5D and AM6 are protected by the same iLok license ("LM5D"), which means that long-time users of LM5D will be able to download and use AM6 for free. Further, both plug-ins are approved for use with Pro Tools HD 9.

Radar Meter Bundle for Pro Tools HD is a complete loudness meter package that is perfect for all post and production studios whether they deliver for broadcast or cinema.

Radar Meter Bundle is a free upgrade for existing LM5D users.

Please note that the iLok license is named "LM5D".

LM5D TDM

Every day, millions of people adjust their level controls over and over. Why? Because of the most fundamental audio issue of all - the control of loudness. Rather than just measuring peak levels, LM5D combine frequency weighting with an energy-integrated measure of sound, or equivalent continuous sound level, abbreviated Leq. Broadcast has standardized on Leq(K) for measuring loudness, and for the balancing of programs.

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AM6 TDM

Recognizing requests from many Pro Tools users producing audio for broadcast as well as for cinema, an Leq(M) based radar meter is available: The AM6. The radar epitomizes an intuitive and efficient way of visualizing loudness or annoyance over time, while the integrated Leq(M) number indicates the status of the entire trailer or commercial with regard to regulatory limits.

TASA, MPAA, Dolby, DTS and others were involved in the definition of Leq(M), which has been adopted in several countries.

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We've taken part in research studies and the definition of international broadcast standards right from the start, donating technology which has become a crucial part in new, open international standards.

 

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