AMSTERDAM — At the 2018 IBC show in Amsterdam, Nugen Audio (https://nugenaudio.com) will preview a significant update to its Loudness Toolkit. The Version 2.8 release provides a new loudness parameter, Dialogue LRA, as well as new flexibility to simultaneously monitor multiple integrated measures. These updates help facilitate an efficient workflow when working with the recent loudness guidelines, such as the new Netflix best practice document.
"We have worked with broadcasters for quite a few years now to help develop new applications for loudness standards," says Jon Schorah, founder and creative director, Nugen Audio. "At Nugen, we continue to take into consideration the feedback and needs of our customers to update our solutions accordingly. Loudness Toolkit 2.8 is an ideal product bundle designed to consistently balance music, dialogue and special effects, produce broadcast compliant audio, preserve quality of the original sound and manage live broadcast levels rapidly. Additionally, being able to work within the latest workflow requirements set forward by Netflix gives our customers an edge in producing compliant content."
The Loudness Toolkit, which includes the VisLM loudness meter, ISL limiter and LM-Correct quick fix tool, introduces support for native 7.1.2 audio processing and new loudness parameters for advanced loudness control and dialogue consistency. Further enhancements to the VisLM, include improved compliance alert indicators and SAWA (LEQm) standardization. ISL now natively supports track counts up to 7.1.2.
LM-Correct is updated to handle 7.1.2 de-interleaved files offline (in addition to the existing stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 support) and natively handle 7.1 and 7.1.2 tracks in the Avid and Adobe timelines, when applicable.