FCC Clarifies RF Rules as the 600 MHz Transition Begins in Earnest

The FCC’s Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on July 14 revises and clarifies technical and operational considerations for wireless microphones, responding to petitions from Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Lectrosonics, and Shure. The revisions follow the FCC’s Incentive […]  More

Cinema Audio Society Sets 2018 Awards Date, Timeline

Deadline.com reports that the 54th Annual CAS Awards will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. The CAS Awards recognize Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Outstanding Products for […]  More

The Effects of New Formats on Loudness

TVTechnology.com reports that the face of television audio has developed some interesting new wrinkles since we last looked at loudness—namely, immersive audio, objectbased audio and audio for personal devices. We’re just beginning to unwrap the specifics and demands of these […]  More

FCC & Venues Collaborate on Wireless Rules

VenuesToday.com reports that venue operators teamed up with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to better define best practices of internet rules and regulations at trade shows, exhibitions and meeting spaces at venues across the nation. Initially, the FCC told hotel […]  More

Tech Focus: Audio Consoles

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group Part 1 — At-Home Production, IP Transport Are Key Trends Basic console functionality will change as the technologies are increasingly linked Two trends of potentially tectonic significance are affecting the evolution of the […]  More

SMPTE and DPP will collaborate on new IMF specification

TVTechnology.com reports that SMPTE and the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) on a joint pilot specification project to create an Interoperable Master Format (IMF) specification for broadcast and online. SMPTE ST 2067, or IMF, is a global standard for the file-based interchange […]  More

NPR wins award to experiment with virtual-reality audio

Current.org reports that a team at NPR is the winner of a grant to develop virtual-reality stories that will transport listeners to audio-rich soundscapes. The NPR project is among 11 winners of the Journalism 360 Challenge awards announced Tuesday. Presented by […]  More