Fraunhofer Audio Blog

CATEGORY: Behind the scenes

 

MPEG-H Audio Trial During European Athletics Championships 2018

September 27, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
© Fraunhofer IIS

By Adrian Murtaza | The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with EBU members BBC, France Télévisions, IRT, RAI and ZDF, as well as a range of technology partners, conducted what has been probably the most complex broadcast trial in Europe so far at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin. The trial demonstrated the world’s first live production and distribution of Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA). The Fraunhofer IIS team, together with technology partners, supported the onsite sound engineers of EBU member stations in order to familiarize them with the features and new possibilities of MPEG-H Audio.

More »

Successful Terrestrial And Satellite Reception Of MPEG-H Audio During French Tennis Tournament

June 8, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies

The MPEG-H TV Audio System, developed primarily by Fraunhofer IIS, passed a major milestone in Europe when it was successfully transmitted via satellite and DVB-T2 in the live Ultra HD TV broadcast channel of a major international tennis tournament taking place in Paris, France.

More »

EBU and Fraunhofer IIS Conducted Live MPEG-H Audio Production Trial at Eurovision Song Contest 2018

May 22, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
© EBU/Fraunhofer IIS

The European Broadcasting Union EBU and Fraunhofer IIS have successfully conducted the first trial for live production of immersive and interactive sound using the MPEG-H TV Audio System at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Lisbon, Portugal. For the trial, the Fraunhofer sound engineers installed a height dimension to the impressive microphone setup in the Altice Arena, enabling them to produce an immersive and personalized audio mix live. Broadcasters and sound experts present at the venue could experience the enveloping and interactive MPEG-H sound.

More »

A behind-the-scenes look at Fraunhofer IIS’ Audio and Media Technologies division

August 16, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Behind the scenes

Our mission with this blog is to give our readers a look at the world of audio coding. In addition to reports on new products, audio research and the latest technologies, we also love to offer a “behind the scenes” look every now and then. This time, we are using video to give an exclusive peek into our work and careers at Fraunhofer IIS, with the help of our colleague Jan Plogsties, head of the Mobile Audio Rendering group at Fraunhofer IIS’ Audio and Media Technologies Division.

More »

A new sound dimension for renowned documentary series

February 4, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Broadcasting

In a worldwide industry first for a TV broadcast station, the German public broadcaster ZDF will use MPEG-H Audio and Cingo for a TV production. The upcoming episode “Wolfskinder” from the highly successful documentary series “Terra X” will be produced in 3D sound together with 4K and 360 degree video for virtual reality applications. Fraunhofer IIS will be responsible for providing next generation audio technologies Cingo and MPEG-H, in addition to supporting 3D sound recordings on set.

More »