CALM Act Audio Loudness State of the Union
SMPTE New York Section
AES New York Section
SBE New York Section
IEEE BTS New York Chapter
Admission is free to this event
Joint February 2012 Meeting
"The CALM Act Audio Loudness Standards,
Measurements and Control ‘State of the Union
Address’ One Year Later!"
NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Mezzanine Conference Room)
Subway Stations: 1 B D F N R
5:15 PM Refreshments and Social Hour
6:15 - 9:00 PM Technical Program
Produced by Bob Gilmartin, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Technical Consultant,
Broadcast Integration Services (BIS) www.bis-tv.com
We are very honored to have the following Industry renowned and esteemed Presenters:
Tim Carroll, President, Linear Acoustic
Jackson Wiegman, Product Manager, Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
Ken Hunold, Broadcast Applications Engineer, Dolby Laboratories
Lon Neumann, Senior Technical Consultant, THX
Jim Starzynski, Director, Advanced Engineering & Principal Audio Engineer, NBC Universal
Guests and Non Members Welcome! Refreshments will be served!
On December 15, 2010, the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation)
was enacted into law! Subsequently, this past December the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) adapted regulations as to controlling the relative loudness of
commercials based on ATSC Recommended Practices A/85 – Techniques for Establishing
and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television. In this second of a planned series of
programs, we will provide a brief synopsis as to how loudness should be measured and how
consistent loudness levels can be maintained using the practices described in ATSC A/85
and then segue into the FCC parameters and mandates that will be required by Broadcasters
and Media content providers by December 13, 2012.