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Awards for Fraunhofer IIS Scientists at AES 146

Fraunhofer IIS was honored not once, but twice at the recent 146th AES Convention in Dublin, Ireland: while Christian Uhle received the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the 2017 International AES Conference on Semantic Audio, the “Best Paper” award went to “Background Ducking to Produce Esthetically Pleasing Audio for TV with Clear Speech” written by Fraunhofer IIS scientists Matteo Torcoli, Jouni Paulus and Christian Simon in collaboration with Alex Freke...

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Fraunhofer IIS: Dedicated to the progress of China 3D Audio

The development of standards for 4K UHD and 3D audio, as well as the integration of the corresponding technologies into the existing broadcast ecosystem, is moving fast in China. Fraunhofer IIS has been highly active in the process from the start and was confirmed as one of the contributors to the upcoming China 3D Audio (C3DA) technology in early 2017. Fraunhofer IIS' MPEG-H Audio proposal was announced as the draft standard for transmission in March 2018, and by the end of the same...

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NAB 2019: Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC in the limelight

xHE-AAC and MPEG-D DRC were substantially developed by Fraunhofer IIS and are natively supported in the latest generation (version 9) of the Android mobile operating system, “Pie”. Fraunhofer provides Android 9 Pie’s default xHE-AAC implementation, available as part of the FDK2 AAC Codec Library for Android. The Android 9 Pie rollout is proceeding faster on average than previous versions of Google’s mobile operating system*, with a great number of mobile devices already updated to...