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EU project ORPHEUS shows object-based media innovations at workshop in Munich on 15 May

May 14, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know
© W.Bleisteiner/ORPHEUS

Imagine you could adapt the length of a radio documentary as you require or listen to a radio drama from the positions of different protagonists in the play. These and many more personalised, immersive listener experiences become possible due to a novel technological concept called object-based media, which will fundamentally change the production and user experience of radio broadcasts and multimedia productions. Key tools and apps for implementing object-based media for audio content have been developed by ORPHEUS, an EU-funded research project performed by ten major European media industry players. On 15th May 2018, the consortium will present their results at a workshop in Munich to about 150 representatives of the global media industry. The event will be hosted by IRT, the research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Fraunhofer IIS and MPEG-H Audio at NAB 2018

April 25, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Good to know, Products & Technologies, Success Stories

The NAB 2018 was a great show for Fraunhofer as we were able to announce a lot of success stories around MPEG-H. This video gives some more details:

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JPEG XS – Image coding for video over IP transmission in production quality

April 13, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies
JPEG XS as an input format in a software-plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CC with real-time playback capability of 4k60p UHD

Fraunhofer IIS announced its first JPEG XS codec implementation for video production at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The coding specialists of Fraunhofer IIS demonstrated the JPEG XS codec as an input format for post-production in a software plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC with real-time playback capability of 4k60p UHD video.

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Sonamic TimeScaling Delivers Seamless Switching Between Broadcasts And Web Streams In Car Radios

March 20, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Automotive, Good to know, Products & Technologies, Video

Imagine a car radio that keeps on playing your favorite local radio station — without interruption — when you drive out of the station’s broadcast range. That’s the promise of Hybrid Radio, and Fraunhofer’s Sonamic TimeScaling technology is critical to its success.

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VRIF Publishes First Set of Industry Guidelines at CES

January 29, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know
© Fraunhofer IIS/Viaframe

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:

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