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IMF workshops for experts in audiovisual archiving and preservation

Making movies is a costly and time-consuming endeavor, thus archiving and preserving them is crucial. A suitable file type for this task is the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), a recognized and SMPTE-standardized intermediate format for the creation and distribution of complex audiovisual content. On September 13, 2019, Siegfried Foessel, head of the Moving Picture Technologies department at Fraunhofer IIS and speaker of the Fraunhofer Alliance Digital Media, will chair a workshop...

Enhanced MPEG-H Authoring Plug-In available for download

Version 2.0 of Fraunhofer’s popular MPEG-H Authoring Plug-in (MHAPI) has arrived and comes with new features such as a 3D panner, authoring of dynamic objects and the option to export to ADM (Audio Definition Model). One of the first broadcast professionals to use the plug-in was Werner Bleisteiner, Creative Technologist at German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk BR. We asked him about his experiences with MHAPI so far.

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The Future of TV Audio at KOBA 2019

For the broadcast industry in South Korea, 2017 was an important year. South Korea became the world’s first country to launch a terrestrial UHD TV system based on the ATSC 3.0 standard. The new service not only introduced UHD resolution on the video side, but also significant innovations for audio, as MPEG-H Audio, a next generation audio codec, had been selected for the South Korean system.