Webinar Archive

In this section we provide information and materials from recent webinars on Audio and Media Technologies topics.

AES-LA Webinar: MPEG-H for broadcast, streaming and music

In the U.S., immersive (surround sound plus sound from above) sound is largely a feature film cinema experience, perhaps with a Blu-ray release. But, did you know immersive sound is part of ATSC 3.0 and some networks have been broadcasting immersive TV sound for three years? Or, that Amazon Music offers immersive music on their smart speaker?

All these uses are made possible by the open-standard MPEG-H Audio system primarily developed by Fraunhofer, which also offers 'turn down the announcer' interactivity. Robert Bleidt explains the concepts behind immersive sound and interactivity, and discusses its use in broadcast, streaming, and music markets.

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MPEG-H Audio Metadata and Production Format (organized by SET)

The MPEG-H Audio system enables immersive, interactive and customizable sound with advanced accessibility features such as dialogue enhancement and audio description. Already used in broadcast over ATSC, DVB and ISDB networks, the system enables producers and content creators to bring completely new audio experiences to viewers at home.

Our speakers share the great experience gained during live broadcast of major sports and music events and offer you a walk through live and post production tools for MPEG-H Audio. Special attention is given to the metadata handling in production, which is a key factor for enabling all the new and exciting features of MPEG-H Audio. There is also an introduction to the MPEG-H ADM Profile and interoperability with the Immersive Audio Bitstream (IAB) standard for immersive audio content.

Please get in touch with the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering (SET) in order to access the recording of the webinar: https://www.set.org.br/contato?lang=en

SET compiled a video of session highlights (available on Youtube)

A short summary of the webinar (in Brazilian Portuguese) is available on the SET website

Lexology Webinar: Turning points across the spectrum – standard-essential patent licensing and litigation

In the context of healthy and sustainable innovation ecosystems, this discussion focussed on standardisation and the licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs). A particular focus was on FRAND rights and obligations which are attributed to both a licensor and licensee – highlighting the distinct features of both a licensing negotiation and an infringement litigation. Collectively the interdisciplinary panel, which included Stefan Geyersberger, head of patents and licensing at Fraunhofer IIS, drew on deep experience gained in relation to SEP assets, with a particular focus on European and German case law.

This online seminar was organized by the Office of Elisabeth Opie - International Technology Lawyers, and hosted by Lexology.

A recording of the session is available at the Lexology website (Registration required)

Everything you need to know about MPEG-H Audio

The MPEG-H Audio system enables immersive, interactive and customizable sound with advanced accessibility features such as dialogue enhancement and audio description.

In this webinar, our speakers guide you through an end-to-end MPEG-H Audio broadcast and streaming chain, from production tools and encoding to end devices that support MPEG-H Audio. Professional equipment already available from major providers is showcased together with case studies of tests done over ATSC, DVB and ISDB networks with broadcasters worldwide. Our speakers share the great experience gained during live DASH and HLS streaming of major sport and music events where viewers at home were able to enjoy MPEG-H immersive and interactive sound on their existing Android TV set-top boxes.

Next Generation Audio is already a reality with MPEG-H: the system has been on the air 24/7 in South Korea since the launch of its UHDTV system in May 2017 and since last year MPEG-H powers Sony’s 360 Reality Audio immersive music experience already enabled in several commercial streaming services worldwide, including Amazon Music HD, Tidal, Deezer, nugs.net and Sony Select.   

Hands-on post-production for MPEG-H Audio

With MPEG-H content, producers can enable features that generate a completely new audio experience for consumers. From immersive sound to personalization using audio objects and universal delivery, MPEG-H Audio offers advanced options for producers and content providers.

You may be wondering, “Can users make their own immersive and interactive mixes with MPEG-H?” The answer is yes, and producers always have full control over the advanced MPEG-H personalization features. This webinar on post-production tools answers all your questions on how to produce MPEG-H Audio and create an entirely new audio experience for your audience. There is also an introduction to the MPEG-H ADM Profile.

MPEG-H Audio workflow in live broadcasts

“How can I produce immersive and interactive content today using my existing production workflows?” This is one of the most important questions we receive from broadcasters eager to enhance their services. It is answered in the webinar as experts walk you through a live production and broadcast chain with MPEG-H, aimed at enabling its most advanced features in your existing facilities.

Together with its technology partners, Fraunhofer IIS has enabled a wide range of products for live authoring of MPEG-H content. Learn all about MPEG-H live production tools and the MPEG-H ADM Profile in this webinar.

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