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Loudness Matters

Loudness Matters

Loudness is the single biggest topic of viewer complaints, affecting everything from traditional broadcast through to OTT and podcasts.

Whether it’s the difference between the loudest and quietest parts within a single programme, between multiple programmes that contribute to channel output or even the differences experienced when switching between channels, viewers should expect a consistent and uniform audio experience.

To help achieve this, loudness measurement specifications from the ITU (ITU-R Recommendation BS.1770) along with recommendations from the EBU (EBU R128) and ATSC (A/85) help provide consistency throughout the broadcast chain and ultimately to the viewer at home.

To work within these standards and guidelines requires a dedicated audio loudness monitoring solution that can both display and log loudness performance.

PAM Range - the ultimate multichannel monitoring tool

PAM Range - the ultimate multichannel monitoring tool

  • Loudness - Comprehensive loudness monitoring with EBU and ATSC standards and Loudness Histogram display
  • Fully configurable analogue and digital multichannel outputs - Route any audio channel to any monitoring output with Native 5.1 aware with Downmix function.
  • Configurable SDI Output with quadrant display
  • Full support for Dolby E®, Dolby Digital® and Dolby Digital Plus® - Monitor Dolby E line position and Dolby CRC error (Optional)
  • Dual high resolution screens for 16 bargraphs, setup and metadata display.
  • 4 AES (4 Pairs/8 Channel) Inputs– 110Ohm Balanced or 75Ohm unbalanced via optional CAB-D25-BNC cable

PAM1-MK2 and PAM2-MK2
  • Loudness - Comprehensive loudness monitoring with EBU and ATSC standards and Loudness Histogram display
  • Fully configurable analogue and digital multichannel outputs - Route any audio channel to any monitoring output with Native 5.1 aware with Downmix function.
  • Configurable SDI Output with quadrant display
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PAM1-IP and PAM2-IP
  • Comprehensive Loudness Monitoring - check loudness levels for ST-2022-6, 2110-30, SDI, AES and Analogue audio sources.
  • Video Confidence Monitoring - view ST-2022-6, ST-2110-20 and SDI video content directly on the front panel or via a dedicated SDI output router.
  • External Control Protocols - Customers can manage ST-2022-6 and ST-2110 subscriptions using In-Band or Out-of-Band control protocols.
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PAM-PiCo Range
  • Loudness measurement to many international standards – including EBU, ITU and ATSC
  • Range of I/O available
  • International scale options including BBC, EBU Digital, EBU PPM, DIN, Nordic and VU
  • Moving Coil meter emulation
  • StarFish™ display (Surround Sound Applications)
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SAM-Q Platform - Choose Modes of operation as needed

SAM-Q Platform - Choose Modes of operation as needed

SAM-Q is a powerful audio monitoring platform whose feature set can change with your requirements, offering Loudness Monitoring with 8 independent loudness probes, each of which provide Short-Term, Momentary and Loudness measurements.

  • Configured specifically to address the needs of different applications, skillets and workflows.
  • Engineers and supervisors can restrict sources, modes and front panel functions to streamline operation and reduce user error.
  • A feature set that can change with your requirements, including optional MADI support or Loudness Monitoring.
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MODES OF OPERATION
  • Meter Modes - A traditional audio meter mode, displaying 16 Audio Level Meters view with single and multiple audio channel selection.
  • Video Modes - 16 Audio Level Meters with single and multiple channel selection complete with video confidence display.
  • Mix Mode - A graphical representation showing the relative mix levels of up to 16 channels of audio, complete with Mix channel selection.
  • Names Mode - Displays the source names of 8 audio pairs, with audio presence displays, complete with multiple channel monitoring selection.

FEATURE SET
  • Permissions - Audio monitoring sources and functions can be included/excluded based on your Application, Skillset or Workflow.
  • Preference - View, select and measure audio using your preferred mode of operation.
  • Protection - Protect your SAM-Q configuration using a PIN code.
  • Potential - With optional licenses, the feature set of your SAM-Q can grow over time
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ADDITIONAL LICENCES
  • Loudness Monitoring Mode - 8 independent loudness probes, providing Short-Term, Momentary and Loudness Monitoring.
  • MADI License - customers will be able to Mix, Monitor and Measure up to 128 MADI sources on the SAM-Q-SDI.
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PAM PiCo

PAM PiCo is compact and comprehensively equipped Audio and Loudness meter featuring the revolutionary StarFish™ display. It is designed to be used wherever a visual snapshot of audio metering is needed.

PAM PiCo
  • Loudness measurement to many international standards – including EBU, ITU and ATSC
  • Range of I/O available
  • International scale options including BBC, EBU Digital, EBU PPM, DIN, Nordic and VU
  • Moving Coil meter emulation
  • LKFS or LUFS
  • Phase indication bargraph
  • StarFish™ display (Surround Sound Applications)
  • Numerical indication of Loudness and range (LRA)
  • Variable gate settings
  • True Peak display
  • Online upgrade and update via PC
  • FTT spectrum analyser
  • Loudness Logging Application
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