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Immersive and personalized audio at the Eurovision Song Contest

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , , |

The EBU and its technology partners are mounting a parallel production of the event, mixing and transmitting it live with Next Generation Audio in the MPEG-H Audio format. The content is being made available to broadcasters for testing purposes via the Eurovision FINE network. An on-site demonstration is available to journalists and EBU Members in Tel […]… Read the full article

Work at Fraunhofer IIS

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , |

Our motto “Behind the sound” also includes a look behind the scenes of Fraunhofer IIS every now and then: in a short video about work and career at our institute, our colleague Max Neuendorf, heading the group Audio and Speech Coding, introduces the xHE-AAC technology, which he is working on, and also gives an insight […]… Read the full article

Awards for Fraunhofer IIS at AES 146

By | April 12th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS was honored not once, but twice at the recent 146th AES Convention in Dublin, Ireland: while Christian Uhle received the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the 2017 International AES Conference on Semantic Audio, the “Best Paper” award went to “Background Ducking to Produce Esthetically Pleasing Audio for TV with […]… Read the full article

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Fraunhofer IIS: Dedicated to the progress of China 3D Audio

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , |

The development of standards for 4K UHD and 3D audio, as well as the integration of the corresponding technologies into the existing broadcast ecosystem, is moving fast in China. Fraunhofer IIS has been highly active in the process from the start and was confirmed as one of the contributors to the upcoming China 3D Audio […]… Read the full article

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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Users Soon Able to Mix and Encode MPEG-H Audio

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , |

Preview of immersive and personalized MPEG-H Audio System mixing and authoring in DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio launched at NAB show Fraunhofer IIS announced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas that they are working with Blackmagic Design to include MPEG-H editing and authoring tools in the Fairlight audio subsystem of this […]… Read the full article

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NAB 2019: MPEG-H Audio now supported by BBright UHD baseband player

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , |

The MPEG-H Audio technology, substantially developed by Fraunhofer IIS, has again expanded its availability in professional broadcast equipment: It is now integrated into BBright’s UHD-Play, an uncompressed Ultra HD source, which is on display at the Fraunhofer IIS booth SU4816 at NAB Show in Las Vegas. BBright UHD-Play is an easy-to-use and largely deployed solution […]… Read the full article

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NAB 2019: Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC in the limelight

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS, the prime source for xHE-AAC encoders, decoders, test vectors and expertise, presents mobile applications using the latest and most efficient member of the AAC audio codec family at NAB Show in Las Vegas, held April 8–11, 2019. At the show, the xHE-AAC demos will put strong emphasis on the mandatory MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range metadata and how it improves the consumer experience. … Read the full article

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A world first at NAB 2019: ATSC 3.0 hybrid delivery with MPEG-H Audio

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , , , |

Fraunhofer IIS and ATEME, in collaboration with S&T and UniSoft, demonstrate a complete ATSC 3.0 broadcast chain and its advanced hybrid delivery features using MPEG-H Audio at the Fraunhofer IIS NAB Show booth (SU4816).… Read the full article

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Growing number of Android 9 Pie devices with xHE-AAC ahead of MWC

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , , |

In the run-up to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an increasing number of smartphone manufacturers have announced the availability of the Android 9 Pie mobile operating system for their handsets: either as an update, or pre-installed on new models. The OS comes with new mandatory audio components, including Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC audio codec and the MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range metadata standard. After initially being available as an update for Google Pixel devices as well as for the Essential Phone, at least 13 manufacturers have announced or rolled out Android 9 Pie updates with xHE-AAC, and a growing number of OEM devices have the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system pre-installed.… Read the full article

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More Android 9 Pie devices with xHE-AAC

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fraunhofer|Tags: , |

In the run-up to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an increasing number of smartphone manufacturers have announced the availability of the Android 9 Pie mobile operating system for their handsets: either as an update, or pre-installed on new models. The OS comes with new mandatory audio components, including Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC audio codec and the MPEG-D DRC Loudness and Dynamic Range metadata standard.… Read the full article

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