AES London 2010
Workshop W4

Sunday, May 23, 09:00 — 11:00 (Room C1)

W4 - Blu-ray as a High Resolution Audio Format for Stereo and Surround

Stefan Bock, msm-studios GmbH - Munich, Germany
Simon Heyworth, SAM - UK
Morten Lindberg, 2L - Norway
Johannes Müller, msm-studios - Germany
Crispin Murray, Metropolis - UK
Ronald Prent, Galaxy Studios - Belgium

The decision for the Blu-ray disc as the only HD packaged media format also offering up to 8 channels of uncompressed high resolution audio has at least eliminated one of the obstacles of getting high-res surround sound music to the market. The concept of utilizing Blu-ray as a pure audio format will be explained, and Blu-ray will be positioned as successor to both SACD and DVD-A. The operational functionality and a double concept of making it usable both with and without screen will be demonstrated by showing a few products that are already on the market.