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Silent spot

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:37 pm
by w9wi
Yep, they're at it again... Someone has produced a spot with ~20sec. of silence at the head.

I see why they did it -- it makes artistic sense in context -- but I'm tired of these emails from the silence sensor.....

Re: Silent spot

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:32 am
by KPJL FM
Can you dub 20Hz over the silent part? Might make the silent sensor happy, and not bother the client.

Re: Silent spot

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:03 am
by TPT
The worst ones were those with black in the first few seconds of the spot....but that's back in the day when I actually did the switching & everything was either video tape or film chain.

Re: Silent spot

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:14 am
by grich
Several times a year, one of our beloved car dealers runs a 30-second silent spot, with white text on a black background.

Our traffic folks are nice enough to give us a heads-up when that flight is about to start. Helps lessen, but not completely relieves cardiac stress. :)