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Most typical loudness real-time loudness meters require to measure a project from beginning to end without rollbacks or time jumps to obtain its Integrated Loudness level. Even if pausing is possible with most instruments, this method is not ideal.
Trinnov unique time code-aware SmartMeter takes loudness metering to a new dimension. The measurement automatically starts and pauses following the playback system, continuously providing consistent values, whether the operator jogs, shuttles or rewinds through the project.
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Another huge advantage of Time Code synchronization is the possibility to TRIGGER REAL-TIME ALERTS and update them as the mix is adjusted. Alerts thresholds can be configured to meet requirements of many organizations and companies.
Having Loudness and Peak values stored and time-stamped also makes session recall relevant. Projects can be paused, shared over a network and resumed in other studios in the actual very same conditions.
Trinnov powerful platforms allow Loudness and True Peak measurements to be activated independently for multiple user-defined sources.
Multichannel platform users can customize their workspace and save custom layouts in presets.
SmartMeter offers a comprehensive set of instruments to make sure your mixes can be broadcasted or delivered.
Four complementary Loudness Meters (EBU R128)
Peak Meter (sample-peak)
Quasi-Peak Meter (DIN 45406)
True-Peak Meter (EBU R128)
Real-Time spectrum analyzer (1/3rd octave)
Surround Sound Analyser: Level, Phase and Interchannel Phase correlation meters.
2-channel audio vectorscope including a stereo correlator and true peak meter
Monitoring Controller with source switching, DRC, and Downmix activation.
The SmartMeter is designed to integrate seamlessly into your broadcast or post-production workflows.
The SmartMeter V3 supports MULTIPLE SOFTWARE SOURCES with INDIVIDUAL MEASUREMENT and input format.
The number of sources is limited only by the number of physical inputs and the processing power of the platform.
Industry standards from mono to 7.1 are supported as well as custom formats up to 24 channels.
When an LTC input is enabled and detected at 100% +/-5% playback speed, the system automatically starts the measurement. Numerous information are recorded and TIME STAMPED.
The measurement instantly stops if the operator rewinds, shuttles or jogs through the project and is resumed as soon as the play speed is back at 100%, providing accurate values all along different mixing stages, including Integrated Loudness and Loudness range which both rely on a constant knowledge of the entire program content.
As a direct consequence of the Time Code synchronization, measurements remain consistent with all the other elements of the project.
As for video, audio or console automation, Trinnov implemented SESSIONS RECALL.
The whole project, including every sources measurement, alerts, and user settings can be saved and recalled to resume mixing in another room and at a different time.
Session-specific thresholds can be chosen from the standard ALERT PROFILES (EBU R128, ATSC A/85, CST RT17, ARIB TR B32…) or user-defined to comply with delivery requirements of most organizations and companies.
Overrunning these thresholds trigger visual alerts and REAL-TIME EVENT LOGGING. The event log is constantly updated and can be filtered to display the alerts of a specific source and type of alert. Users are notified about LTC drops and therefore potential measurement errors.
Complete PDF REPORTS are saved with the session, providing project information, the compliance status of each source with regards to the selected alert profile and the list of alerts with their respective time codes.
Alerts can also be transmitted to a server as SNMP TRAPS.
The Multiview-Mode is a customizable display for MC Processors that gives the user great flexibility on how to arrange and access any of the 15 instruments and menus on a 4×4 split interface optimized for touch screens.
Except for the DRC module, every instrument can have four independent instances simultaneously displayed in the four views.
Layouts can be customized and saved in presets
The SmartMeter V3 includes a comprehensive set of Loudness metering instruments implementing momentary, short-term, integrated loudness measurements, as well as loudness range and True Peak, as specified in the EBU R128 recommendation. It also complies with USA CALM act Requirements
Most instruments of the SmartMeter V3 share the following features
The Loudness Timeline, the Loudness Meter, and the Loudness Overview offer different views to monitor loudness levels.
Please note: all measurements can be performed as specified in ITU-R BS.1770-2, which the EBU R-128 extends even further or without Gating for specific “Anchor” section measurement.
The Loudness Timeline specifically displays the Short Them Loudness in the form of a history graph and allows zooming and different scrolling modes. Gated areas are highlighted when the measurement is paused.
The Loudness Meters combines bar graphs and numeric values.
The Loudness Overview provides measurements as numeric values for up to 5 independent sources in a single window. 20 sources can be monitored using the MultiView display.
The Loudness Statistics instrument displays and updates the distribution of momentary Loudness values of the program in real-time in the form of a histogram. The Target and current Integrated Loudness levels are overlayed as vertical lines, and color codes are the same as in the Timeline. The M Stats includes a range selection tool that highlights corresponding values in the Timeline, providing the most helpful instrument to adjust a mix and comply with recommendations without loudness leveling.
The SmartMeter offers a variety of peak-metering Tools:
True Peak Meter (EBU R128)
A Peak Program Meter (sample-peak)
A Quasi-Peak Program Meter (DIN 45406)
The SmartMeter provides a Surround Analyser to control multichannel audio signals amplitude and correlations.
The Vectorscope is 2-channel audio phasemeter including a stereo correlator and a true peak meter.
SmartMeter v3 includes a Monitoring Controller with volume control, solo and mute of any output.
It also includes source switching, each associated with DRC and Downmix profiles.
GPIO commands can also be sent to third-party equipment.