Has someone worked delivering for HBO Max? Because they send to us two documents with specifications for audio delivery and I’m a little bit confused.
The first says:
Audio levels: the dialogues should be maintained between -16 dbFS and -24 dbFS.
Dialog (RMS/VU): -24dBFS to -20dBFS (-4 VU to 0 VU) Average: -27dBFS a -18dBFS (-7 VU a +2 VU)
And the second one says:
Content must conform to either ITU-1770-3 (for US content deliveries) or EBU R 128-2020 (for content deliveries outside of the US).
For EBU R 128-2020, target audio loudness must conform with:
- Program Loudness Level must be normalized to a Target Level of −23.0 LUFS ±1db.
- True Peak Level of a program must not exceed −1 dBTP.
And I’m having a very hard time “compatibilizing” both. (I think we should stick to the second one).
Any advice? Thanks in advance.