Conducted by SBE Chapter 48 and the Rocky Mountain Section of SMPTE, the "DTV Transition Bootcamp" will focus on transition tasks for engineers between now and Feb. 17, 2009, as well as topics to think about once the transition is complete. In his presentation, Buttermore will discuss the role of audio processing as broadcast stations make the DTV transition and how digital audio solutions can meet the needs of DTV facilities.
"It is an honor to speak at the 'DTV Transition Bootcamp' and to assist broadcasters in understanding the role audio processing plays in DTV," said Buttermore. "The purpose of my presentation is to show that the DTV 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 DTV facility'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 travels the Midwest educating broadcasters on how to make an easy, effective, and cost-efficient transition to digital television.
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About Linear Acoustic
Linear Acoustic, a Telos company, develops innovative, customer-centric solutions for managing multichannel surround sound audio and loudness issues in digital broadcast. The company designs and manufactures the AERO range of audio processing solutions, StreamStacker-HD™, and MetaMAX™ line of products and licenses key technologies to OEM partners. Linear Acoustic has been involved worldwide in projects with all major U.S. terrestrial networks, multiple local stations, and companies including Dolby® Laboratories, Sirius Satellite Radio, Microsoft, HBO, Viacom (Showtime, MTV, etc.), Disney (ABC, ESPN), Sony Studios, and others. The company is also actively involved in the ATSC and other industry organizations, is a member of the AES and IEEE, and is a sustaining member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Linear Acoustic is also proud to have provided its UPMAX:neo™ 5.1-channel upmixer for NBC's coverage of the Beijing Summer Games. More information is available at www.linearacoustic.com.