Berlin, Germany (March 22, 2010)–Mediatec, one of Europe’s largest corporations working with technical solutions for event and television productions, has invested in Jünger Audio’s Level Magic technology for its HD-SDI audio signals.
Headquartered in Sweden but with offices throughout Scandinavia, Mediatec operates in four specific areas: broadcast, display, event and installation. Its broadcast arm, Mediatec Broadcast, provides OB and transmission solutions to a range of clients. Its facilities include a fleet of more than 20 OB trucks, flight-pack facilities, studios, special cameras, 30-camera link systems, uplink trucks and fiber MCRs.
In recent months, Mediatec Broadcast has installed Jünger Audio’s modular C8000 Level Magic systems in facilities it has built for two different clients. On both occasions, the equipment was chosen because it could encode and decode Dolby E and D.
According to Jünger Audio, its Level Magic is an adaptive level control algorithm that is designed to adjust the level from any source at any time, with no pumping, breathing or distortion. It is based on a simultaneous combination of an AGC, a Transient Processor for fast changes and a “look ahead” Peak Limiter for continuous unattended control of any program material, regardless of its original source. Capable of using any kind of I/O (analog and digital) sources, as well as SDI, HD/SDI, Dolby 5.1 and all its related metadata, Level Magic is available in a variety of configurations to suit different applications.
Arne Stenstadvold, Mediatec Broadcast’s unit manager responsible for the various studios and control rooms operated by the Group in Oslo, Norway, says, “At this facility, we have two transmission control rooms transmitting three channels. We also have one studio with a production control room.
“Over the last few years, we have handled the playout for a local sports channel, and during that time, we used Jünger Audio limiters to provide viewers with an enhanced listening experience. However, in 2009, we were asked to build a completely new control room for the channel and for its new sister channel. As part of the installation, we bought a Jünger Audio C8000 modular Level Magic system with processing for two channels. This includes full Dolby E/D decode/encode for one of the channels. It is now fully operational.”
Mediatec Broadcast also specified a Jünger Audio C8000 system for another project, this time in a single-channel HD format but with scope to expand it in the future. “On both occasions, the units were chosen because we needed a transmission limiter solution that could process HD-SDI with embedded audio,” Stenstadvold says.