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Dolby Media Meter Users Manual

Issue 6 Part Number 9110860

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dolby Media Meter Overview

Chapter 2 Installing Dolby Media Meter2.1 Installing Dolby Media Meter on a Mac...............................................................................32.2 Installing Dolby Media Meter on a PC ................................................................................42.3 Using the PACE iLok ..........................................................................................................4

Chapter 3 Measuring Loudness3.1 Measurement Modes: Short Term vs Infinite......................................................................8

3.1.1 Infinite Mode ............................................................................................................83.1.2 Short-Term Mode.....................................................................................................8

3.2 Measuring with the Stand-Alone Product ...........................................................................93.3 Measuring with the Plug-Ins .............................................................................................113.4 Measuring with the AudioSuite Plug-In.............................................................................123.5 File-Naming Conventions That Ensure Automatic File Selection .....................................13

Chapter 4 Configuring the Meter4.1 Measurement Algorithm ...................................................................................................164.2 Short-Term Window..........................................................................................................164.3 Peak Measurement Type .................................................................................................164.4 Level Meters .....................................................................................................................164.5 Limiter ...............................................................................................................................164.6 Measurements Displayed .................................................................................................164.7 Graphing...........................................................................................................................164.8 Warnings ..........................................................................................................................17

Chapter 5 Understanding the Log and the Graph5.1 Reading the Log ...............................................................................................................195.2 Viewing the Graph ............................................................................................................20

Appendix A Dolby Loudness Product ComparisonA.1 Measuring a Single Center Channel in a 5.1 Program .....................................................21A.2 Measuring a Stereo Program ...........................................................................................22A.3 Measuring with Dialogue Intelligence On and Speech Absent .........................................22A.4 Measuring a 5.1 Program .................................................................................................23

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List of Figures

Figure 1-1 Stand-Alone Meter Measuring a Set of Source Files ............................................................ 1Figure 3-1 Measurement Algorithm Choices in the Settings Window..................................................... 7Figure 3-2 Measurement Pane Showing Tenths .................................................................................... 8Figure 3-3 Short-Term Window Length Setting ...................................................................................... 9Figure 3-4 Stand-Alone Meter Measuring an Encoded File.................................................................... 9Figure 3-5 Dolby TrueHD Presentation Selector .................................................................................. 10Figure 3-6 Dolby Media Meter Plug-In Window .................................................................................... 11Figure 4-3 Settings Window.................................................................................................................. 15Figure 5-1 Sample Log File Beginning.................................................................................................. 19Figure 5-2 Sample Log File End ........................................................................................................... 19Figure 5-3 Sample Graph ..................................................................................................................... 20

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Chapter 1

Dolby Media Meter Overview

WelcometotheDolbyMediaMeter,asoftwaretoolthatmeasuresloudnessinprogramming.Thistoolisidealforprogramcreation,qualitycontrol,andoptimizationofbroadcastanddiscmedia.

DolbyMediaMeterrunsonanAppleMacintoshorMicrosoftWindowssystemsapplicationandsupportstheseplugins:

AvidAudioExtension(AAX)withProTools AvidAudioSuitewithProTools VirtualStudioTechnology(VST)withNuendo VirtualStudioTechnology(VST)withSonySoundForge

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Figure 1-1 Stand-Alone Meter Measuring a Set of Source Files

Note: WenolongersupportAppleaudiounitsortheRealTimeAudioSuite(RTAS)format.

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Chapter 2

Installing Dolby Media Meter

TheprocessofinstallingDolbyMediaMeterconsistsoftheserequiredsteps:

InstallingDolbyMediaMeteronaMac InstallingDolbyMediaMeteronaPC UsingthePACEiLok

2.1 Installing Dolby Media Meter on a MacToinstallDolbyMediaMeteronaMac:

1. Downloadthesoftwarefromwww.dolbycustomer.com.2. Readtheintroduction,thenclickContinue.3. Readthelicenseagreement.Youmaychoosetoprintandsaveitforyourrecords.

ClickContinuetoproceed.4. ClickAgreetoacceptthelicenseagreementandproceedwithinstallation.5. Selectadestinationdrive.ClickContinue.

Whenthesystemhascompletedtheinstallation,itautomaticallyopensyourWebbrowsertowww.dolbycustomer.com.Thissiteallowsyoutocreateanaccount,ifyouhavenotalreadydoneso.Withanaccountyoureceivenoticeoffuturereleasesanddownloadsofinstallersanddocumentation.

6. Whenyouareready,closethetechnicalsupportwindowandclickCloseontheinstallertocompletetheinstallation.

Note: IfyouplantouseDolbyMediaMeterwithadigitalaudioworkstation,werecommendyouinstalltheworkstationbeforeyouinstallthesoftware.

Note: TheDolbyMediaMeterapplicationanddocumentationautomaticallyinstallsintotheApplications/Dolby/Dolby Media Meter folderontheMacintoshharddrive.Youcanmoveittoanotherlocationafterinstallation.Pluginsinstallinvariouslocationsasrequiredbyyourdigitalaudioworkstation.Youshouldnotchangethelocationoftheseplugins.

Note: SomeapplicationssuchasSonySoundForgemightrequireyoutonavigatetotheVSTfoldertobeginusingtheDolbyMediaMeterVSTplugin.VSTpluginsareinstalledto: /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST.

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2.2 Installing Dolby Media Meter on a PCToinstallDolbyMediaMeteronaPC:

1. Downloadthesoftwarefromwww.dolbycustomer.com2. Readtheintroduction,thenclickNext.3. ClickI accept the terms in the license agreement.ClickNexttoproceed.

TheDolbyMediaMeterapplicationanddocumentationautomaticallyinstallsinC:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby Media Meter,thenplacesiconsonthedesktopandundertheStartmenu.Pluginsinstallinvariouslocationsasrequiredbyyourdigitalaudioworkstation.Youshouldnotchangethelocationoftheseplugins.

2.3 Using the PACE iLokThisapplicationusesPACEiLokantipiracysoftware.ThelicensestoredontheUSBiLokkeyauthorizesyoursyste