Hal Buttermore of Linear Acoustic to Speak at Iowa DTV Symposium

Hal
Buttermore the midwest sales engineer of Linear Acoustic will be speaking at
the 2008 Iowa DTV Symposium, to be held Oct. 7-9 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.
Buttermore will give his presentation, entitled “DTV Audio Myths and
Realities,” on Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.
In his
presentation Buttermore will discuss common misconceptions about the role of
audio processing as broadcast stations make the DTV transition. Among the myths
he will address are the notions that DTV audio processing is unnecessary and
that outdated radio equipment or recording studio gear can meet the needs of
DTV.
“It
is an honor to speak at the Iowa DTV Symposium and to assist broadcasters in
understanding audio processing as they make the transition to DTV,” said
Buttermore. “The purpose of my presentation is to show that the transition
can be eased tremendously by selecting the right equipment to best process audio
for compelling stereo and 5.1 surround sound. There are solutions currently
available that handle all key aspects of audio, including loudness issues in
commercials, and they can easily fit into any broadcaster’s operations.”
Buttermore
has 30 years of experience in broadcast engineering. During that time he has
held the positions of director of engineering for Cap Cities/ABC/Disney, Detroit, and market engineering manager at CBS, where he
headed up conversion of six stations to HD. Currently, as Midwest sales engineer
for Linear Acoustic, he is traveling the Midwest
educating broadcasters on how to make the digital transition easily,
effectively, and cost-efficiently.