AES San Francisco 2012
Sound for Pictures Track Event WH4
Sunday, October 28, 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm (Off-Site 1)
Workshop: WH4 - 3-D Audio Formats—Multichannel Sound with Height: Channel- or Object-Based?Chair:
Florian Camerer, ORF - Austrian TV - Vienna, Austria; EBU - European Broadcasting Union
Kimio Hamasaki, NHK - Tokyo, Japan
Jeff Levison, IOSONO GmbH - Germany
Toni Mateos, imm sound - Barcelona, Spain
Wilfried Van Baelen, Auro Technologies - Mol, Belgium
Several proposals for multichannel sound with height have been brought to the market in the past year(s). One of the differences of these propositions is the use of channel vs. object-based mixing and distribution methods. Some proposals also introduce a hybrid method, combining both methods into one format. This workshop aims to discuss these methods and their strengths and weaknesses. Topics that will be addressed are production methods and tools, how to fold down that 3-D Audio mix into standard distribution formats, consequences for reproduction in the professional (e.g., digital cinema), as well as consumer markets.
Workshop will be held at Pyramind, 832 Folsom Street (a 10-minute walk from Moscone Center). Space is limited and tickets can be obtained at the AES Tours Desk.