Dolby® Media Meter 2 is a software tool that measures loudness in programming for broadcast, packaged media, cinema trailers, VOD, and games.
Differences in audio levels between programs and channels or between programs and commercials cause major annoyances to TV viewers. These differences have proven much easier to hear than to measure.
Dolby Media Meter 2 joins the Dolby lineup of unique and innovative tools that solve the measurement problems—accurately and objectively measuring loudness as viewers subjectively experience it.
Dolby Media Meter 2 features Dialogue Intelligence™ technology, adapted from the award-winning Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer. Dialogue Intelligence automatically detects speech in the audio track and only then measures loudness.
As its core measurement option, Dolby Media Meter 2 uses the ITU-R BS.1770-1 or BS-1770-2 algorithms. Measurements can be done with or without Dialogue Intelligence. Dolby Media Meter 2 includes all the measurements required for EBU R128 mode operation.
Other user-selectable measurement options include
- Leq(m) for cinema trailers and commercials
- True Peak
- Dialogue Range
- Loudness Range
Dolby Media Meter 2 adds a number of features to the original Dolby Media Meter, including
- Level meters
- A high-quality, user-selectable peak limiter
- A warning setting with user-selectable function and threshold
- Real-time graphing
- For accuracy, flexibility, and ease of use, Dolby Media Meter 2 delivers an unbeatable value.
Dolby offer a paid upgrade for owners of the original Dolby Media Meter.