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TV Broadcast Levels

I just mixed a documentary for TV broadcast and the clients told me that it should not peak higher than -6db and the reference tones should be at -12db. I did just that but then when they where ...
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Mixing for Television

I just mixed a commercial for TV and saw it air against other commercials and is it just me or is all TV audio smashed to hell with an L2? I mean, come on... My mix was smooth and had dynamic range ...
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Broadcast Level Requirement

Anyone know what the loudest level for a mix on broadcast (CBS) television is? Im doing a mix that may end up on there and Id rather not have it smashed by their compressors. :) I read the other ...
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Using limiters in a broadcast mix

I haven't done any mixes for broadcast (T.V. ads) before but I'm in the position where I may be called upon to do so. I'm using the Waves L2 on my mix aux. Setting the ceiling at -10dB, and the ...
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Doing a TV show, they have audio standards - mix strategy?

I've been editing a six-episode, 53-minute-per episode TV series to run on the community access cable channel. Their standards given to me: -18dB average, no peaks over -15 or valleys under -25. I'...
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Have you ever not made a deadline?

This is kind of a fun question and forgive me if it's not necessarily relevant to sound design: But, I'm going to ask it anyway! Have you ever missed or gone over the deadline for Television or Film?...
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Limited Spec Deliverables?

Currently working sound editorial/design/post on an H2 series. Early on had a DME deliverable kicked back for not being at same level as the Printmaster. Upon review, the level was identical (LKFS), ...
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Approval/Review process for Broadcast 5.1

Hey all - Quick question for those working with 5.1 content for broadcast, long- or short- formats. What exactly is your client's approval process or processes? We're quickly approaching a couple ...
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Big fish effects feedback needed

I wrote music for one program called Big fish and add some fx but I'm not sure whether they help it or not. [vimeo]20887044[/vimeo] What do you think about? Any feedback is welcome.
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Stream multiple sound sources via mms/rtsp using pulseaudio

I have a server with about 20 different sound capable applications. Lets say each application gets a ID between 10 and 30. I could then do it by launching each application by padsp -s 127.0.0.1:99[ID]...
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Mobile application to turn smartphone into wireless microphone

I am lookin for an app (iOS or Android) that turns any smartphone into a wireless microphone for any kind of event. For example I can talk in my phone and sound is broadcasted in real time to the ...
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tv show sound operations

Does anybody know what is involved from a sound point of view in doing sound operations for a tv talk show for example something like the Graham Norton. I am starting on live and prerecorded tv ...
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How should I use Audition to convert audio for retimed 24fps to 25fps for broadcast?

I have to convert the audio tracks of my 24 fps movie to match up with retimed 25fps so that it can be exported alongside the 25fps video (just playback speed change) for broadcast transmission. I ...
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How can I hook two headsets with mics up to the same PC/laptop, allowing them to freely talk to each other?

I am involved in broadcasting for a school and want the two broadcasters to be able to communicate with each other through the headsets. We had this setup functioning properly on a laptop using a ...
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Restoring an Overmodulated Analog Phone Recording

Analogue phone lines are limited in bandwidth therefore also somewhat iimited in possible adjustments. While such recordings can not and are not meant to be presented in full fidelity, there are ...