AES London 2010
Workshop W11

Monday, May 24, 14:00 — 15:45 (Room C1)

W11 - Surround for Sports

Martin Black, Senior Sound Supervisor & Technical Consultant, BSkyB - UK
Peter Davey, Audio Quality Supervisor at Beijing 2008 Olympics and Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Ian Rosam, 5.1 Audio Quality Supervisor for FIFA World Cup, Euro 2008, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Surround for Sports is an increasingly important area of multichannel audio. It is a de-facto standard for large-scale productions like the Olympics or the football world and European championships.

The presenters, both experienced audio supervisors for such events, will touch on a variety of subjects regarding surround sound design for sports and many practical issues like: crowd/audience; field of play FX; game sounds, e.g., ball kicks; competitors, e.g., curling; referees/umpires, e.g., rugby/tennis; board sounds, e.g., darts/basketball; scoring/timing, e.g., fencing buzzers, boxing time bell; commentators/reporters out of vision; commentators/presenters/reporters in vision. Where those elements should be in a 5.1 mix will be discussed as well as: use of center channel, use of the LFE, HDTV stereo fold-down in a set top box, Dolby E, metadata, bass management, and last but not least localization of sounds with 5.1 and human hearing.