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Audio and Media Technologies

Press / 30.5.2017

EVS: Fraunhofer Prize goes to Erlangen Researchers

Smartphones are perfect all-rounders, but their poor voice quality is still a vexing issue. With the new EVS codec mobile conversations sound as natural as if the person you’re calling was standing right next to you. The Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017 went to Markus Multrus, Dr. Guillaume Fuchs and Stefan Döhla for the development of the codec. They accepted the prize on behalf of the 50-strong team of researchers and engineers at Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen who worked on this project.

Press - 04/24/2017

Felix & Paul Studios to Integrate Fraunhofer upHear Spatial Audio Technology into Next-Generation VR Camera System

Fraunhofer’s Spatial Audio Microphone Processing SDK is designed to ease the high-quality capture of authentic spatial audio content on set. It is the first audio technology to be delivered under Fraunhofer’s upHear® brand of immersive audio innovations and Felix & Paul Studios is the first partner to incorporate and refine Fraunhofer’s algorithm into a virtual reality camera system.

Press - 04/21/2017

Fraunhofer IIS Introduces the easyDCP Publisher at NAB 2017

Erlangen, Germany/Las Vegas, Nevada – Today, the Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS introduced a new member of its renowned software suite easyDCP: the easyDCP Publisher. Developed for content creators for the production of a Digital Cinema Package (DCP), the easyDCP Publisher is an allin- one software solution for generation and playback of DCPs with a project based license model.

Press - 04/21/2017

easyDCP Incorporates IMF Generation with Quality Control Functionality Integrated to Facilitate Transcoding

Erlangen and Ilmenau, Germany/Las Vegas, Nevada – The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is showing rapid growth in the media industry since its standardization by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in 2016. The IMF is a uniform exchange format in post-production that enables the generation of different distribution formats derived from the master. For this process automated quality control of the AV-material after each transcoding step is essential to save time and money simultaneously. The IMF does not define quality control mechanisms; however, such functionalities are now integrated in the easyDCP post-production tools from Fraunhofer IIS to facilitate automated transcoding.

Press - 02/27/2017

MWC 2017: Fraunhofer IIS Shows EVS Communication Codec Used for Hi-Fi Mobile Telephony Worldwide

Today, EVS is supported by selected phone models, for example, from Samsung, LG or Sony and in use worldwide by leading carriers: NTT DoCoMo Japan, T-Mobile USA and Vodafone Germany have already enabled EVS-based calls in their LTE networks. In addition, multiple carriers in Asia have also integrated EVS into their networks.

Press - 01/05/2017

LG Licenses Fraunhofer IIS MPEG-H Software for 2017 TV Models

In early 2017, LG will deliver new television models with the MPEG-H TV Audio System, the next-generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS.

In advance of the launch of the new terrestrial UHD TV service in South Korea, Fraunhofer IIS will preview the system at CES 2017.

Press - 01/04/2017

Fraunhofer IIS MPEG-H Enabled 3D Soundbar

In early 2017, Fraunhofer IIS will introduce an MPEG-H enabled immersive soundbar and audio video receiver (AVR) reference design allowing convenient delivery of 3D sound into consumers’ homes, bringing audio quality to new levels.

In an effort to make the AVR reference design available to original equipment manufacturers, Fraunhofer is implementing MPEG-H and Fraunhofer’s 3D soundbar processing technology on TI’s 66AK2G02 System on Chip (SoC), an industry-leading platform for AVRs and soundbars.

Press - 01/03/17

Fraunhofer Announces MPEG-H Trademark to Identify Interoperable Products

Consumer products such as TVs, soundbars, audio-video receivers, set-top boxes, digital media adapters, or mobile apps and devices may display the trademark to indicate that they have been tested to work together and support the features of the MPEG-H system used for TV broadcasts.

Press - 01/03/2017

PIXTREE Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System in Realtime UHD Broadcast Encoder

PIXTREE, Inc., a South Korean digital multimedia solution provider, makes an industry-leading move as an early supporter of the MPEG-H TV Audio System, a next generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The PixHEVC-E4600HA Realtime UHD Encoder will be among the first professional broadcast encoders in South Korea to support the MPEG-H system in the marketplace.

21.4.2017

Fraunhofer IIS Introduces the easyDCP Publisher at NAB 2017

Fraunhofer IIS introduced a new member of its renowned software suite easyDCP: the easyDCP Publisher. Developed for content creators for the production of a Digital Cinema Package (DCP), the easyDCP Publisher is an allin- one software solution for generation and playback of DCPs with a project based license model.

21.4.2017

easyDCP Incorporates IMF Generation with Quality Control Functionality Integrated to Facilitate Transcoding

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is showing rapid growth in the media industry since its standardization by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in 2016. The IMF is a uniform exchange format in post-production that enables the generation of different distribution formats derived from the master. For this process automated quality control of the AV-material after each transcoding step is essential to save time and money simultaneously. The IMF does not define quality control mechanisms; however, such functionalities are now integrated in the easyDCP post-production tools from Fraunhofer IIS to facilitate automated transcoding.