Making a major impact into broadcasting, eSports is using the latest high-end production systems and techniques to provide real-time streaming over internet delivery as well as traditional broadcast transmission systems.
Lawo’s Christian Scheck takes a tour of console functions and features that have a special place in immersive audio production, and how they are developing.
OTT is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of video consumption. Some people would say that it will become the dominant form of video delivery in years to come as the underlying technologies expand, develop or mature, and consumer behaviour continues to revolve around convenience, flexibility and personalization. Recent OTT launches and refreshes from major media businesses like NBC, Disney, Warner Media, CBS, RAI, BBC, ITV, SRG and RTL show how important OTT is to their future.
Synamedia has stood out as the vendor making the biggest splash over content protection and video piracy around IBC 2020, even though the event was confined to virtual channels.
Will alternative immersive channels create an imperative for broadcasters? Veronique Larcher, Director of AMBEO Immersive Audio, Sennheiser, explores immersive content outside of the commercial broadcast space, including virtual, augmented, and mixed realities.
HRTF stands for Head Related Transfer Function and, simply put, is a catch-all term for the characteristics a human head imparts on sound before it enters the ear canal. Everything from level tonal changes caused by our head, shoulders, and pinna (external ear parts), to arrival-time differences (Interaural Time Difference, or ITD) between the two ears have an effect on our perception of the direction and distance of sources.
The familiar “Faster, Higher, Stronger” motto is not just for Olympic athletes but also applies to the common man (and woman): The first black-and-white television sets were considered a sensation until color TV came along, opening a whole new dimension to the viewing audience. In parallel, cinema screens grew ever taller and wider. This went hand in hand with the switch from mono to stereo and a stunning series of dramatic boosts regarding picture quality. While 4K is still in the process of being implemented, more daring early adopters are already grooming their 8K offering.
Sennheiser examines the theory, implementation, and uses of the Ambisonic soundfield, and its important role in the immersive audio world.
The Farm is a leading full-service post production group that started in Soho, London, subsequently opening facilities in Manchester and Bristol in the UK, and West Hollywood in Los Angeles. The Farm is well known for its ground-breaking creative approaches and its willingness to embrace all that technology has to offer to further that cause. The Farm team has been responsible for some of the most popular television projects of the last 20 years and has an array of awards to prove it.