TSL Products Maintains Audio Contribution Feeds for Timeline’s RF Uplink Trucks
“The main attraction to using TSL Products is the fact that they are so user-friendly,” says Lee Wright, senior broadcast engineer, Timeline Television. “I have been working with TSL Products since 2010 and we use them across the entire business for all kinds of monitoring.”
Timeline’s RF trucks are designed to be an all-encompassing RF/comms vehicle and uses TSL’s PAM2-MK2 to operate more in an engineering environment. The PAM2-MK2 fully supports Dolby E®, Dolby Digital® and Dolby Digital Plus®. It offers an improved workflow for Timeline and provides confidence when monitoring Dolby line timing. This is specifically important when it comes to the delivery of Dolby Atmos because the audio is not decoded until it hits the end users’ box, so if the timing is off at the Uplink, there will be no Atmos for the end users.
“Specifically, in the Timeline trucks, the PAM2 is used to monitor contribution feeds, check a local decode and adjust the audio encoding delay to get the timing in spec. With its Dolby decoding option, the PAM2 is a great tool for contribution monitoring,” adds Wright. “The Royal Wedding was an outright success for Timeline. We were providing eight RF cameras for the BBC (three in UHD HDR and five in HD) and the outgoing domestic and international links, so we were responsible for delivery to an estimated 1.9 billion people. RF2’s PAM2 was vital in ensuring that all audio passing through RF2 was correct.”
The PAM2-MK2 is part of TSL’s flagship Precision Audio Monitoring range, which now provides monitoring of ST-2022-6 and ST-2110 IP audio and video flows, along with support for control protocols such as Ember+, making it suitable for customers requiring Precision Audio Monitoring in IP and SDI environments.
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For over 30 years we have worked directly with the world's leading broadcasters and content creators to design, manufacture and market a range of broadcast workflow solutions that serve to simplify operations within the television broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV and IT industries. Specialising in audio monitoring, broadcast control systems and power management tools, we ensure that our solutions satisfy and exceed the commercial, technical and operational requirements that exist in IT-based and traditional workflows to help our customers lower costs, generate revenue and streamline operations.