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TC Electronic LM5D - Loudness Radar Meter with Universal Descriptors (TDM)

B&H # TCLM5D Mfr # 947-025101
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Product Highlights
  • For Digidesign Pro Tools HD
  • Visualize Short-Term Loudness
  • Loudness History
  • Long-Term Statistical Descriptors
  • Mono, Stereo and 5.1
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP

A fundamental issue for broadcasters is how to control the volume of disparate media, be it pristine music tracks from the past that have great dynamic range, new recordings that are "flat-lined" and loud, or TV commercials blaring out during drama broadcast breaks. This fundamental audio issue - control of loudness -makes millions of people adjust the volume control over and over again every day.

LM5D from tc electronic is part of a universal and ITU standardized loudness control concept, whereby audio may easily and consistently be measured and controlled at various stages of production and distribution. The software can instantly display loudness, loudness history and true-peak level derived from this international standard.

While it performs all of the same functions as the LM5, the LM5D adds 2 long-term Universal Descriptors, Center of Gravity and Consistency. This allows for any sports, news, music, commercial, or film program or track to be characterized easily and precisely. Center of Gravity indicates the average loudness of a program, while Consistency indicates the loudness variations inside a program.

LM5D is suitable for use in music, post production, broadcast and film, and offers a more coherent way of managing level and avoiding distortion when compared to present methods still used in music production today. The loudness meter may be used in conjunction with existing PPM and VU meters, and also greatly increases the usability of Dolby's LM100 by providing running status, and a standardized indication of dialog, as well as non-dialog program.

Realtime loudness meter adhering to the ITU-R BS.1770 standard
Loudness history radar display
True-peak bargraph display
Supports 2 long-term universal descriptors, "Center of Gravity" and "Consistency"
Supports mono, stereo and 5.1 program material
Includes presets for use in broadcast, music, post and film
System Requirements
Mac Properly configured HD or Accell system.

Due to constantly changing requirements, for comprehensive hardware specifications and system requirements, please refer to Digidesign's website at Digidesign

PC Properly configured HD or Accell system.

Due to constantly changing requirements, for comprehensive hardware specifications and system requirements, please refer to Digidesign's website at Digidesign

Authorization

Required item: The Ilok USB dongle (not included) is required to hold your authorization of this software.

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