Loudness and True Peak Metering

By evaluating audio levels in terms of how the human ear perceives loudness, loudness meters are used to ensure a mix complies with broadcast regulations, like those specified by the Advanced Television Standards Committee and European Broadcasting Union. Fully compliant with the ITU-R BS.1770-1, ITU-R BS.1770-2, ITU-R BS.1770-3, and EBU R128 standards, Insight provides the tools you need to be confident that your audio meets regulations.

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  • See important values at a glance with Loudness Meter Readouts
    that show Momentary, Momentary Max, Short-term, Integrated, and Loudness Range calculations, as defined by BS.1770 metering guidelines.
  • Retrospectively analyze the loudness of a mix, or monitor loudness trends as they occur, with the Loudness History Graph.
  • Ensure no audio will clip during analog playback with BS.1770-3-compliant True Peak Meters.
  • Define your own loudness and clipping thresholds and be quickly alerted to overs with Adjustable Loudness and True Peak Targets.
  • Quickly assess if current or past audio projects are in compliance by running an Offline Loudness Calculation, which is faster than real-time in hosts offering offline processing.
  • Write automation to your DAW to capture when the loudness level is above your target with Loudness Overflow Tracking
  • Prove adherence to loudness standards to clients, networks, broadcasters, and legislation enforcers: document and archive a project's loudness data with an exportable log or graph.
  • Quickly configure Insight to reflect the loudness settings in your region with Insight's Loudness Presets.

Surround Scope

Insight's innovative Surround Scope helps you visualize how your surround project will be spatially perceived by your audience during playback, and also keeps you aware of any potential technical problems with your audio's alignment.

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  • Display up to 5 channels of surround data in Film, SMPTE/ITU, and DTS channel configurations.
  • Quickly deduce how a surround mix will be perceived in the surround space with a uniquely stylized, 360 degree Surround Amplitude Meter. 
  • Be instantly aware of any potential phase issues with Sound Correlation Alerts, which indicate when there's a chance of signal cancelation during summing or playback.
  • Easily pinpoint the overall surround location of a signal with the Surround Balance Indicator.

 

Spectrogram

Unlike typical "waterfall" plots, Insight's unique real-time 3D spectrogram creates a detailed topographical map of audio using iZotope's high-resolution spectrogram capabilities. Unfamiliar with a spectrogram? Watch our video to learn more.

Meter Taps

For eye-popping visual insight, feed information on multiple audio streams to the Spectrogram via Meter Taps. Add Meter Tap plug-ins to individual tracks or buses, then open the Spectrogram to see how mix elements combine in rich detail...all in real-time.

Stereo Vectorscope

Insight's resizable Stereo Vectorscope provides useful display options for examining the stereo image of your mix.

Spectrum Analyzer

Insight also includes a real-time spectrum analyzer for examining the frequency balance of your mix.

Customization Highlights

With a wealth of options for personalizing your metering experience, Insight lets you visualize your audio in a way that's perfect for any project or session.

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  • Make the most of your screen real estate: keep Insight compact when space is limited, or maximize it to full screen when you're free to see more.
  • Pick and choose which meters you want visible, then adjust each partition's size to your preference.
  • Configure each meter precisely to your needs with a variety of per-meter display options and settings.
  • Perform deeper analysis with flexible zooming, scrolling, scaling, and freezing of meter data.
  • Easily save your favorite meter settings and recall them later, or cycle through various views within the same session as you move through different workflows.
  • Try out common metering views with 30+ Insight presets, and choose metering options based on the loudness standards in your region.

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