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Inconsistent volume

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    Posted by GGourmet (U13840345) on Monday, 23rd September 2013

    I read an earlier article here about background noise, but what about volume in the same programme? Does no one in the gallery monitor the broadcast volume, does any one do a sound check when they are pre-recording an article for broadcast?
    The examples are too numerous to mention and often appear on BBC news when cutting from one article to another of from the article to the studio, etc. Likewise within an article we get an impossibly quiet journalist talking over a loud background or linking to a much louder piece which cuts back to them being almost silent again.
    Does anyone else experience this?

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    Posted by captainMouse (U14652804) on Monday, 23rd September 2013

    I notice this especially when going to the local news, the volume has to be adjusted

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    Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Monday, 23rd September 2013

    Generally the BBC setting of levels between programs is good - and it will get better as the Delivery Specification has just changed - to require compliance with EBU R128 which sets a reference Loudness level .. and all Programs on Tape and file MUST be certified to comply.

    On News things can be rather variable - as sources come up rather quickly and thus may need a greater tweak up or down than would be normal....
    It could/should be better .. and I Expect that as the output will be checked to ensure R128 Complaince - the same will happen to News and (and regional output)_ so that any errors can be seen and better control instilled in the operators....

    Watch this video to see what it means....
    www.bbc.co.uk/academ...

    it also runs course for Producers www.bbcacademy.com/m...

    And with loudness control we get a greater dynamic range...

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Monday, 23rd September 2013

    Does anyone else experience this? 

    Yes, but because I have a volume button on my TV remote it isn't a problem.

    On the other thread you allude to (but didn't resurrect) I was moaned at for saying volumes can be corrected. Apparently the correct response is to say that all TV/DVD/CD content should be levelled to suit your particular listening requirements without having to do anything. I think that idea is a bit optimistic to say the least.

    Try this thread for more comments forums.digitalspy.co...

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by Seasick Stevie (U14284749) on Thursday, 26th September 2013

    You'd expect by now that the problems of sudden changes in volume when going from national to local news would be a thing of the past.

    A couple of weeks ago, one morning on Breakfast, the local news each half hour was so loud, it was distorted. I don't mean my speakers, but it sounded to me that the mic level was obviously well into the red.

    I actually posted on the messageboard at the time, but my message was quickly removed.
    smiley - erm

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Friday, 27th September 2013

    Hi Steve

    Your post was removed because it was about BBC News - when you post was failed you would have been sent an email explaining this. It would have said something like this:

    As it says at the very top of the message board and in the 'Welcome read this first discussion' and in the right hand panel of the board

    "This board does not host discussions about BBC news, sport, BBC radio or current affairs. Off-topic posts will be removed."

    Discussions relating to BBC news stories and journalism are off topic for the board. You can contact BBC News in many ways, but this board is not for news related content.

    The 'Welcome read this first!' discussion explains fully

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    You can send your views on the *coverage* and presentation of events by BBC News, in the following ways: By email newswatch@bbc.co.uk or via Twitter, telephone or by post

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    Posted by hollybeau (U13700692) ** on Sunday, 13th October 2013

    Not that you'll see this Peta but thanks for the links, I've now emailed BBC news with my complaint.smiley - ok

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    Posted by Seasick Stevie (U14284749) on Sunday, 13th October 2013

    Not that you'll see this Peta but thanks for the links, I've now emailed BBC news with my complaint.smiley - ok 

    Are you going to give us a clue?


    Just out of interest smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Sunday, 13th October 2013

    Not that you'll see this Peta but thanks for the links, I've now emailed BBC news with my complaint.smiley - ok 

    Are you going to give us a clue?


    Just out of interest smiley - smiley 


    Urm? Clue is Peta has left the BBC for foreign climes. Well one of the clues, anyway smiley - laugh

    smiley - blackcat

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