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VRIF Publishes First Set of Industry Guidelines at CES

January 29, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know
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The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) announced the availability of its first set of Virtual Reality (VR) Industry Guidelines at CES 2018. The guidelines include topics relevant for VR content production, distribution, security and consumption. VRIF, of which Fraunhofer IIS is a charter member, presented the new guidelines in a two-hour masterclass at CES 2018, where it also outlined a 2018 roadmap and presented VR demos, including Fraunhofer’s Immersive Audio and tiled media streaming demos based on ISO MPEG’s Omnidirectional Media Format (OMAF). Slides of the CES masterclass are available here: http://www.vr-if.org/news/http-www-vr-if-org-events-vrif-master-class-at-ces-2018/

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Fraunhofer IIS offers a light-field data-set for free download

January 15, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies
lightfield

In the world of media technologies Fraunhofer IIS not only offers compelling sound experiences but also interesting video innovations. One of them is light-field technology. Whether changing the perspective of a scene or adding an object to it – the potential of light-field technology for professional post-production is huge. Experts from Fraunhofer IIS present a light-field data-set in order to test and improve different types of image processing algorithms.

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Fraunhofer IIS Showcasing Radio Mitre xHE-AAC Live Stream at CES

January 9, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows
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At CES 2018, Fraunhofer IIS booth visitors can check out the benefits of xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC), the most advanced audio codec for digital radio and streaming, by listening to a 16 kbit/s livestream from Buenos Aires-based Radio Mitre. The station, founded in 1925 and part of the Grupo Clarín media house, is the most popular radio station in Argentina.

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New Products Supporting MPEG-H Audio Hitting the Market

October 13, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Products & Technologies
MPEG-H TV-sets

Several new MPEG-H enabled products have been announced at the IBC show 2017 in Amsterdam. From the latest MPEG-H-ready Ultra High Definition Television (UHD TV) platforms to the most recent versions of production tools equipped with MPEG-H Audio export, these new products will help meet the increased demand for products and applications utilizing next-generation audio.

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Via Licensing Adds xHE-AAC To AAC Patent Pool License Program

October 9, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Products & Technologies, Success Stories
xHE-AAC for streaming

Via Licensing Corporation announced the addition of Extended High Efficiency AAC (xHE-AAC) to the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool.  The expanded patent pool license will be available at no additional cost to licensees, starting in Q4 of 2017. Through this announcement, Via and the AAC licensors are taking steps to encourage and accelerate the adoption of xHE-AAC, the most recent and advanced member of the AAC family of audio codecs.

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