Cologne, Germany, (February 8, 2016)—RTW’s Touchmonitor instruments, SurroundControl 31900 and 31960 series and all software products that perform loudness measurements, support the recently published updates to the EBU’s R128.
With the updates, the main EBU Loudness Recommendation EBU R128 stays unchanged, but the supplement dealing with short-form content has been simplified. In the previous version, users could use either a maximum momentary or a maximum short-term loudness measurement as a parameter to characterize and control the loudness of commercials, promos, etc. In the new version, only the short-term measurement is required.
The EBU anticipates that reducing the options will help simplify content exchange and reduce costs in daily operations. RTW offers this function as a freely selectable feature. Users may turn on or off one or both measurements.
The EBU Mode Loudness Metering specification, EBU Tech 3341, has been updated with new minimum compliance requirements and various clarifications. The complementary EBU Loudness test set has been extended with 15 new test signals. All RTW loudness products reportedly pass this compliance tests as well as taking into account the new EBU Tech 3342 loudness range measurement specifications.