Recent Posts tagged with Fraunhofer Institute

Crowded Room, Empty Booth

Yesterday, at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, the National Association of Broadcasters’ big annual event, I visited “The ATSC 3.0 Consumer Experience” at the southernmost end of the corridor outside the upper level of the South Hall. It’s shown above in an artist’s rendering. It was actually bigger and more crowded, so crowded, […]  More

Object-Based Audio Mixing Seeks Traction in Sports Broadcasting

Fraunhofer Institute, the German software company that helped develop the ubiquitous MP3 format, set up shop in Aspen in January, about the same time as a major winter sports event. In a rented remote truck, Fraunhofer’s A1s took in several audio feeds from the host broadcaster, including three announcer feeds, as well as inputs from a pair of homemade […]  More

New Fraunhofer Audio Format Could Let Consumers Balance Commentary, Ambient Sound

Fraunhofer Institute, the German R&D company that brought the world the MP3 audio codec, is testing another new format, one that could let consumers resolve the balance between center-channel commentary and ambient sound and effects on sports broadcasts. Tentatively titled Dialogue Enhancement, the system would enable viewers at home to change the balance between the […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Fraunhofer Institute’s Rose on Streaming Sports

Televised sports established the 5.1 surround audio format as the emerging standard for broadcast-sports sound. This year, as sports moves more deeply into the streaming domain, fans who have grown accustomed to surround sound on televisions might miss it on Internet distribution channels. Fraunhofer, the German technology think tank that brought us the MP3 format, […]  More

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