Dolby Update Their Media Meter to v2.3 To Respond To New EBU R128-2014 Update

01-28-2015 11:00 AM

The Dolby Media Meter can be used as a stand-alone application or as an AudioSuite plug-in. It offers faster-than-real-time, file-based measurement although the speed is hardware-dependent. You can use this for broadcast, DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ mastering, and for program creation and quality control applications in audio production, postproduction, and broadcast facilities.
These are the modifications to the Dolby Media Meter added in v2.3

  • Supports the EBU R128-2014 specification. Integrated EBU R128 tolerance can now be set in .5dB increments.
  • Supports OS X Yosemite
  • Adds an Analyze button to the AudioSuite Meter
  • Support for the latest versions of Pro Tools, Nuendo and Sound Forge
  • Mono surround channels are no longer attenuated by 3dB with Leq(M)
  • Resolved issues with 7.1 True Peak and Sample Peak measurements
  • Warnings in the logs now appear when both tolerance values have been exceeded. Previously, they appeared when the minimum value was met and the maximum was exceeded.

As an AAX plug-in for Avid Pro Tools, Dolby Media Meter can measure loudness in real time, allowing you to track levels during the mixing process to help meet network delivery requirements. Real-time versions can simultaneously display short and long-term loudness levels with or without Dolby’s Dialogue Intelligence.
Dialogue Intelligence is a speech-gating technology that only measures loudness on the segments of a program that contain dialogue.
The Dolby Media Meter also has options that include Leq(m) for cinema trailers and commercials, Leq(A), True Peak, Dialogue Range, and Loudness Range. The DMM also uses the ITU-R BS.1770-1, BS-1770-2, or BS-1770-3 algorithms and includes all the measurements required for EBU R128 mode operation to measure loudness the way viewers subjectively experience it.