DTV Audio Group Forum at AES, Los Angeles 2016

DTV Audio Group Forum at AES 141, Los Angeles 2016
The Changing Face of Television Audio:
Objects, Immersivity, and Personalization
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016

The explosion in streamed-content delivery to fixed and mobile devices has accelerated the adoption of advanced audio services for television. These offer immersive sound, enhanced personalization, and improved bandwidth efficiency. Cinema-quality immersive soundtracks are now starting to show up on popular streaming platforms. At the same time, the VR craze is driving interest and innovation in personalization and virtualized surround sound on mobile devices.

How is Hollywood coping with streamlining object workflows for episodic production? What tools are being developed to manage the demands of live production? While next-generation audio systems are becoming more widely deployed, a great deal of content is still being pushed through outdated format-and-dynamic-range-limited encoding workflows. How do we manage the loudness and consistency issues this creates? Can cinema-like television experiences coexist with cat videos and tornado alerts?

“The impact of streaming is upending the entire television business and audio is benefiting,” said Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group. “The migration from traditional broadcasting to an IP stream-based model is accelerating the uptake of advanced encoding solutions with sophisticated audio services. This is good news, but expect turbulence along the way.”

Discussion topics will include:

The Impact of VR on Immersivity and Personalization in Television
VR is the ultimate personalized immersive experience. How will technologies and trends driven by VR re-calibrate our thinking about television sound?

Evolving Tools for Object Audio Post Production
How do theatrical workflows and tools get faster and leaner for the demands of premium episodic TV?

Advanced Authoring Tools Live Audio Production
As the ability to deliver advanced audio expands, can live production fill the pipe?

Challenges and Opportunities for Live Production Deliverables
Can adaptive rendering address the persistent challenge of format compatibly? Are we ready to get on board?

The challenges of Loudness Management in Multi-Platform Streamed Content Delivery
Can a line still be drawn between fixed and mobile or desktop streaming? How do content preparation and audio encoding processes need to catch up?

The DTV Audio Group Forum at AES is produced in association with the Sports Video Group and is sponsored by:
Dale Pro Audio
Dolby Laboratories
Linear Acoustic

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