Measurement and Management of Loudness in Soundtracks for Television Broadcasting
The Operational Practice 59 (OP-59) is recommended by Free TV Australia and refers to the measurement of audio loudness as distinct from audio level.
It sets out guidelines for measuring and matching the loudness of programmes, promotional spots and commercial advertisements that are presented contiguously in
digital television broadcasting on Australian television services.
It is intended as an aid to avoiding the excessive loudness contrasts that can be annoying to consumers.
The importance of matching and managing the loudness of soundtracks for television broadcasting is outlined in Appendix 3 of the document.
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