LAMA AutoSync


The term Automix has been used since the 1970s. In reality, these simple predominantly hardware-based systems are not content aware and simply prioritizing the loudest audio signal.



Todays’ complex broadcast workflows create many challenges when it comes synchronizing video and audio sources.   

As an example, in UHD 4K transmission where there is a relatively high processing delay when delivering video. Often a broadcaster will want to use the same audio mix for the “faster” HD video as for the UHD feed. This can create a clearly visible delay between the audio and image of the UHD broadcast. As an example, you can hear a ball being kicked before you see it. 

A solution for this is to delay the audio signal for the UHD broadcast. But there is a complicating factor to this relatively simple problem: the delay may change due to the rerouting of data paths or other issues. 

The LAMA AutoSync software solution automatically and continuously measures the amount of delay between the different signals and applies this delay to the target audio. This ensures near-sample level synchronization. 

Based on our ‘connect and forget’ philosophy, the solution supports applying the delay compensation to multiple target signals at the same time. The amount of delay applied is determined by the comparison of the two separate guide signals. 

AutoSync can be used to simply re-sync two signals, or to apply delay compensation to any arbitrary signals for maximum flexibility.