Minnetonka - Audiotools Focus

Minnetonka - Audiotools Focus

AudioTools FOCUS is a family of stand-alone software processors that give users in broadcast, film, television, radio, over-the-top (OTT), and mobile TV (M/H) producers turnkey control over the audio-specific aspects of their workflows.

AudioTools FOCUS for Loudness Control is intended for: 

• Sole proprietors needing painless yet high quality logging & adjustment 

• Post houses & networks needing container handling 

• Any facility that doesn’t have deep automation in place 

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Hit All Targets 

AudioTools FOCUS for Loudness Control makes quality loudness management painless, taking the complexity of files, containers and processing, and making it all available in an easy to use, preset–driven application. A unique AudioTools feature is its ability to hit all loudness targets, not just one or two. With AudioTools FOCUS’ logic–driven approach, you can simultaneously comply with Program Loudness, Loudness Range, and True–Peak, without exceeding your Maximum Momentary or Maximum Short Term loudness thresholds. 

Intricacy Unraveled 

Simply type in your target parameter changes to the factory presets, and let FOCUS handle the processing complexity: 

1. Start with a preset, & type in your target requirements for each delivery spec 

2. Define your program configuration 

3. Set your file I/O – Watched Folders or Files 

4. Submit! 

File-based In Mind 

The world is moving toward IT dominated, file–based workflows, and audio is only a part of the overall video picture. AudioTools FOCUS extracts the audio, processes that essence, preserves any audio metadata and rewraps the audio back into the container without modifying the video. This streamlines your workflow while ensuring downstream compatibility. The ITU-R BS.1770-3 Program Loudness standard was defined as file-based. AudioTools FOCUS directly answers that need with a standalone, software solution for loudness control automation. 

Simplicity … It’s In The Details

Unlike hardware investments that cannot keep up with changing business strategy, delivery/platform requirements and government mandates, AudioTools FOCUS for Loudness Control is a pure software solution. 

AudioTools FOCUS provides: 

• Loudness managed while preserving artistic intent 

• Complete compliance with North American (CALM) & international loudness control standards including: EBU R 128, ARIB TR-B32 & OP-59 

• Linear Acoustic APTO™ for Loudness Range processing 

• File-based Omnia.9 processing for podcasts or on-demand (FOCUS Server for Radio) 

• Hot Folder or File-driven processing 

• MXF & QuickTime container handling – extract/process/rewrap 

• Loudness adjustment or pure logging 

• File type auto-detection 

• Clearly labeled, proven presets right out of the box

For more information about AudioTools Focus or any other Minnetonka product call us on 01582 466100 for an online demonstration


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