Our friends at HHB Communications Ltd. have supplied Nugen Audio loudness plug-ins to a variety of high profile customers like ITV, National Geographic, FX UK channels, audio post specialists Vaudeville and The Farm Group to help them to comply with international loudness broadcast standards like the EBU R128 standard which is already adopted in parts of Europe and now being adopted in the UK as part of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) agreed programme delivery standard for all broadcasters in the UK.
ITV London Dubbing Mixer Sam Wansborough has used the Vis LM-H for ITU-R BS.1770 compliance with 3s integration on promotional material for Channel 4 and for double-checking the overall meter readings for National Geographic programmes and clearly likes it….
“Nugen plug-ins offer very accurate and clear feedback that makes it a lot easier to mix naturally to loudness, rather than reacting by trying to hit a target all the time. This level of detail allows you to accurately determine the parameters with clear resolution. Write enabling the meter readings into the automation lanes also helps to quickly and easily locate and identify problems.”
Simon Brett who is Director of Operations for Fox International Channels UK now relies on Nugen’s LM-Correct Loudness Correction plug-in, both as a standalone application and within Media Composer and Pro Tools environments.
“We initially used LM-Correct to ensure compliance with EBU R128 for our short form ad and promo delivery. The recent adoption of EBU standards in the DPP specification has brought loudness to the forefront as an issue that needs to be addressed without taking up valuable time in an audio suite. Having the ability to export WAVs from Avid to correct via the standalone app or the RTAS plug-in has allowed us to ensure that we meet the DPP’s requirements. I have found the software to be reliable, accurate and a faster-than-real-time solution that has not added a significant increase in job duration.”
Audio post specialists Vaudeville have integrated the Nugen Loudness Toolkit on all of their systems. Their Managing Director Daniel Jones explains…
“We have had Nugen plug-ins integrated into our session templates for the last couple of years and find them invaluable, go-to plug-ins that are effective and easy to use.”