London, UK (August 14, 2012)-NEP Visions has adopted TSL Professional Products' PAM2 3G16 audio monitoring unit as its standard for audio confidence monitoring across the company's fleet of 10 OB trucks.
NEP Visions chose the PAM2 platform to check Dolby, AES and analog audio streams and to make sure its audio is in compliance with new loudness standards.
"Our first use of the PAM2 from TSL was with our fly-packs," says Paul Fournier, head of sound at NEP Visions. "The units were well-received by our engineering crew. They found it useful to see a visual representation of 16 audio channels via the unit's two OLED screens, which include bargraphs, video, setup, loudness and metadata displays. We were also looking for a simpler way to monitor Dolby encoded and discrete multichannel audio for our first 3G truck."
"The PAM2s are located in the audio racks and vision CAR, and are normally fed from a router destination within the trucks, so we use the units as check/go-to devices for AES and embedding monitoring, as well as for analogue inputs," continues Fournier. "Another issue that the PAM2 helps us address is loudness measurement. The PAM2 tackles loudness regulation, both EBU and ATSC, with a set of tools that gives constant analysis and instant feedback. The new loudness functionality within the unit anticipates the recommendations and gives us the power to configure our own target and measurement parameters when we need them, all while providing reporting via the time-versus-level histogram and 'over-target' alarms."
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