In his presentation Buttermore will discuss common misconceptions about the role of audio processing as broadcast stations make the DTV transition. Among the myths he will address are the notions that DTV audio processing is unnecessary and that outdated radio equipment or recording studio gear can meet the needs of DTV.
"It is an honor to speak at the Iowa DTV Symposium and to assist broadcasters in understanding audio processing as they make the transition to DTV,”" said Buttermore. "The purpose of my presentation is to show that the 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 broadcaster'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 is traveling the Midwest educating broadcasters on how to make the digital transition easily, effectively, and cost-efficiently.
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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.