HDR-Colour Volume – Colour Space Visualization in 3D

Ultra-High Definition Television (UHDTV) as it is specified in ITU-R BT.2100 consists of four main features compared to the current legacy HDTV format (High Definition Television): High Resolution (e.g. 2160 lines, progressive only) High Frame Rate (HFR) High Dynamic Range (HDR) Wide Colour Gamut (WCG). Investigations and various demonstrations (e.g. at IFA or IBC 2019 …

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Playback of 3D audio via headphones with the EBU ADM Renderer

Since the first release of the EBU ADM Renderer, the implementation of 3D audio via headphones through binaural technology has been a desired functionality. Binaural technology provides the ability to easily deliver three-dimensional, immersive content to the listener. All the listener needs for this is headphones. This makes it possible to listen to spatially demanding …

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Brain-Computer-Interfaces for controlling media-content in the web

Subtitles and audio descriptions are used to make the content of audio-visual media accessible to people with visual or hearing impairments. However, for people with severe motor impairment the obstacle usually lies ahead, in the user interfaces that should give access and control over the media content.With this project IRT wants to think outside the …

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In-Browser Face Recognition to amend information on appearing persons

Machine learning and AI tools can support broadcast productions in many applications. One common example is the use of AI tools in the archive where text analysis and image recognition are helping to enrich media assets with additional metadata and thus enable quick search and access to material. In the following example, we tried to …

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MediaRoad SkillBytes: exploring changing skill sets and career paths in today’s media technology environment

As part of the MediaRoad networking activities led by IRT, project partners EBU and BBC produced a podcast series about the transformation of the media technology environment and what this means in terms of professional journeys: jobs, skills, recruitment, training etc. In a series of experts’ interviews, the following question is addressed: which are the …

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OpenCDN – Player-based IP distribution from alternative servers

For the growing popularity of video streaming in OTT services, multi-sourced caching solutions can reduce costs, improve performance and avoid vendor lock-in. Data traffic of ARD and ZDF for streaming audio and video content has grown rapidly during the last years. This trend will enforce with the shift from classic linear TV to VoD streaming …

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Combining our NGA efforts in an open-source ADM production tool

If you are following our work towards a truly open and codec-independent workflow for Next Generation Audio, you will have noticed that we not only work together with other broadcasters and industry representatives to define relevant standards for that purpose, i.e. Audio Definition Model (ADM), Serial ADM, the ITU ADM Renderer and further specifications. We …

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