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Emotion Systems

Challenges with Audio Description

  • Content production and distribution for audio description formats.
  • Streaming and broadcast of long-form and short-form content.
  • Digital mixing and remastering for AD distribution.

Solutions for Audio Description 

  • Meet OFCOM and FCC regulations with SMPTE audio and video description mixes that work on any device.
  • Create a control track from a commentary track for use with set top boxes.
  • Create a separate mix to combine commentary and original audio.

Audio Description Solution Sheet

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Engine is a software tool that ensures audio and video content complies with regulations through precise audio parameter adjustments. It allows users to independently control commentary volume levels via a control track created for set-top boxes. Engine also expertly combines commentary with original audio, creating a balanced and harmonious mix that enhances the narrative without overpowering key sound elements.

Compliance with OFCOM and FCC Regulations

Meeting compliance regulations, such as those set by OFCOM in the UK and the FCC in the US, is essential when delivering audio and video described content. Engine, with its sophisticated audio processing capabilities, ensures your audio and video description mixes are compliant with these regulations, no matter the device used for content consumption. It accomplishes this through a rigorous process that checks and adjusts the audio parameters, ensuring your mixes meet the specified requirements of these regulatory authorities and SMPTE standards.

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Control Track from a Commentary Track

When working with audio description services, it's important to consider the user's control over the audio levels of the commentary track. Engine offers the solution by creating a control track from the commentary track for use with set-top boxes. This allows users to independently manage the volume levels of the commentary track, providing a more customised and accessible viewing experience. With Engine, you can offer your audiences the flexibility to tailor the audio description to their specific needs.

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Separate Mix to Combine Commentary and Original Audio

Ensuring a harmonious blend between the original audio and the added commentary is crucial for a seamless audio described experience. Engine aids in this process by creating a separate mix that combines the commentary and original audio. This is achieved through its advanced digital mixing capabilities, which can balance the levels of the commentary with the original audio. The result is a cohesive audio track that enhances the narrative without overpowering critical sound elements of the original content.

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Engine offers a comprehensive and versatile solution for professional audio description services. Its capabilities in ensuring regulatory compliance, enabling control over commentary tracks, and creating balanced audio mixes, make it an invaluable tool in delivering accessible content for visually impaired audiences. The advanced features of Engine truly aid in fostering a more inclusive media landscape.
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