Las Vegas, NV (March 7, 2007)–NewBay Media, publishers of Pro Sound News, and Dolby will present the fourth annual day-long Surround Broadcast Conference in Las Vegas the day before NAB exhibitions begin. The conference will take place on April 15, from 9:30 am-5:30 pm at the Alexis Park Hotel. For more information and to register, go to: www.surroundpro.com/broadcast_07.
The transition to digital broadcasting is well underway towards achieving full market penetration in the U.S. From the networks to the local station level, multichannel digital audio is presenting new challenges and opportunities for enhancing content and improving the experience for the viewer. The annual Surround Broadcast Conference is your best source for a focused immersion in all things surround.
This year’s program will include:
Relative Loudness Revisited: Last year’s stellar panel of major network engineering managers and manufacturers laid the groundwork for a cooperative and open approach to maintaining consistent levels between digital broadcast signals. We pick up the dialog with another year’s experience under our belts.
The Surround Production Infrastructure: While the major networks have made the transition to multichannel, digital audio, many local stations and production houses are just beginning to take advantage of the potential. Topics will include:
-Audio console requirements for surround.
-Broadcasting local news in surround–why you want to (hint: the center channel is your friend).
-Production Tools and techniques-matching levels, managing dialnorm and downmixing.
-Case Study: One facility’s experience.
The final schedule will soon be posted, along with the list of participants, currently being confirmed. Last year’s panels and presentations included an elite assembly of some of the best minds in the industry. The Surround Broadcast conference is unparalleled in putting you face-to-face with those who have the knowledge you need.
Surround Broadcast Conference