Miranda presents Axino-400 loudness monitoring6 November 2013
Miranda Technologies has announced the introduction of Axino-400, a new addition to its Axino IP-based loudness processing platform. The product offers a loudness processing option for multichannel broadcasters that already distribute content in the MPEG format.
As with the original Axino-410, the Axino-400 is a high-channel count solution for cable and satellite television operators, but uses a scaled-down server that addresses a reduced channel count. It enables broadcasters to monitor up to 40 channels from one device that will find and repair loudness irregularities using Miranda’s Automatic Loudness Control to ensure compliance with established loudness control mandates.
“Increasingly, broadcasters produce a large channel count that requires monitoring and correction for each audio channel to ensure quality of experience and meet loudness requirements,” said Scott Murray, Miranda’s senior vice president, Core Products. “Unfortunately, that can be costly, particularly in baseband, for broadcasters of any size.”
Axino-400 performs its measurement and correction processes in realtime, and audio processing can be optimised by selecting loudness control profiles that best match the specific type of programming and the speed of reaction required. It works by logging issues that are identified as problematic and placing them on a watch list. The device also provides loudness logs as proof to cable and satellite operators that the signal was within limits.
“The Axino range guarantees audio compliance at the compressed end of the signal path, ensuring no further anomalies can be reintroduced to already processed and compliant audio channels prior to distribution,” added Murray.