TC Electronic tackles loudness13 September 2014
Loudness Pilot, a new loudness controller and true-peak limiter is making its debut at IBC.
TC Electronic said the dual stereo track Loudness Pilot had been designed specifically for TV and radio stations, which often need to transmit two signals simultaneously in different languages. Also, when transmitting simultaneously to TV and to a mobile platform, Loudness Pilot delivers a signal fully compliant with TV standards – optimising the signal to the mobile platform at the same time.
TC Electronic has equipped Loudness Pilot with multiple dual redundancy features. For example, the unit automatically switches over to another audio-stream, should a secondary language not be available. Other fail-safe features include dual power, dual fuses, dual fans, and a relay bypass on both SDI and AES versions that passes the stream directly from input to output.
The unit is fully compliant with all major loudness and broadcast standards, including ITU BS.1770-3, ATSC A/85, EBU R128, ARIB TR-B32, OP-59 and more.
The unit launches in five different versions, SDI 1, 2 or 3 streams and AES balanced or unbalanced. In both SDI and AES versions, the unit also includes the option to add the TC Loudness Radar Meter and 24/7 logging as a separate licence.
“With our new Loudness Pilot you get outstanding loudness processing for stereo and can evolve with the standards without breaking the budget,” said TC Electronic VP of business management, broadcast & production, Thomas Valter.