Amidst steadily increasing image resolution and multichannel surround sound audio, consumers now have access to the best viewing experience ever, but a company in Ohio wants to take it one step further and allow viewers to “feel” the broadcast during live events coverage.
For contemporary cutting-edge audio infrastructure, many broadcasters continue to choose AES10 (ANSI S4.43-1991), a.k.a. MADI, to transport up to 64 channels of digital audio over a single coax or fiber optic cable.
Headphones were invented in 1910 for use by the U.S. Navy and hundreds of manufacturers have emerged making headsets for a wide range of applications. What sounds good to one person, may not to another. Thus, the vast range of choices.
The consolidation of the broadcast and production infrastructure continues to accelerate. The transition from analog to digital workflows – and gradually, onward to IP – has clearly reduced the number of separate components across facilities, from master controls to central rack rooms.
Broadcasters are always on the lookout for a less expensive way to do business. It turns out the popular long-distance phone service Skype has partnered with Riedel, Quicklink, NewTek and Matrox to provide a good solution.
Our series exploring the basic technology and tools of audio in broadcast continues with a collection of articles which discuss the essential technical challenges of routing, keeping everything synchronized and dealing with latency.
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