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In addition to the product launches going on around the showfloor, IBC2014 will also host an extensive seminar and training programme. We pick some of the highlights.

YOURVISIT Avid Connect Europe

11 September 9:00-11:30

At NAB in April, Avid rolled out the first set of products that lie at the heart of its Avid Everywhere strategy to connect creative professionals and media organisations in more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable ways.

12 September 08:00-9:20

Advances in 3D audio – latest RD

Tis session explores the latest technologies emerging from the research labs and standards bodies regarding the capture, delivery, and reproduction of audio in three dimensions. Chaired by Lidwine Hô, head of innovation and binaural audio at francetélévisions, the panel will look in some detail at the features of the new MPEG-H 3D standard which not only provides 3D immersive audio but introduces the concept of audio objects and flexible speaker layout. Tis will be followed by an exploration of a new generation in personalised audio: a system which uses interactive control to tailor ambience and effects, and includes the ability to render a range of playback conditions including the ‘overhead surround’ dimension.

Tis session will reveal the secrets involved in the virtual placement of sound sources anywhere in three-dimensional space, including behind, above, or below the listener.

16:00-17:30 The 2020TV experience and how to get there

A group of leading executives from across the broadcasting spectrum give attendees a peek at their five-year roadmaps to assess which game-changing technologies and consumer behaviours they believe will forge our 2020TV landscape.

18:00-18:30 Keynote: The challenges ahead

Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice president with responsibility for the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE), sets out the challenges ahead as she sees them. She will explain how she assesses the phenomenon of convergence between audiovisual and broadband, and the policy implications that it might have.

26 August/September 2014

Specifically, the company introduced the Avid MediaCentral Platform and a series of modular application suites. It also outlined plans to introduce new marketplaces to help ITS customers, partners, and anyone in the industry participate on the platform. At IBC, Avid will update its customers on the momentum its seen from the April announcements and present the next set of Avid Everywhere product and service innovations that continue to push the vision forward for its customers. Avid is making these announcements directly to its customers as part of

Avid Connect Europe, the first European gathering of the Avid Customer Association (ACA). Taking place at the Hotel Okura on 11 September, Avid Connect Europe will bring together ACA leaders and members to hold the next set of in-person meetings it started at the flagship Avid Connect event in Las Vegas last April. Register for Avid Connect Europe at:

13 September 18:30-21:00 IBC Big Screen Saturday Night Movie

In a world-first, IBC delegates will be able to watch Life of Pi in 14 fl 3D Christie 6p laser projection and Dolby Atmos in the Auditorium.

14 September 10:00-11:00

Keynote: Television’s expanding universe

Multiple award-winning broadcaster Brian Cox will be giving his thoughts on the physics of television and how TV is evolving. Will we one day be watching Brian in 3D holographic form in our living rooms? Tis keynote promises to be a lively and entertaining session.

15 September 08:00-09:30 EBU loudness breakfast

Loudness metering, normalisation, and mixing has become one of the most important and debated topics in broadcast and other areas, such as music, cinema, and streaming today. Tis session will focus on facts, technology and standards – not on products. It will look at the successes and failures of the ‘Loudness’ Regulations in broadcasting and other markets. Te session will be rounded off by a worldview panel discussion and Q&A managed by ORF/PLOUD chairman Florian Camerer.

11:30-13:00 Immersive audio – from the big screen to the small screen

Attendees will hear from leading technology providers such as Auro Technologies, Barco, Dolby, and DTS about their solutions for cinema, broadcast, home cinema, and mobile. We will also discuss the industry endeavour to provide meaningful interoperability and standardisation. Tere will be demonstrations using the IBC2014 Big Screen Experience immersive audio system from Dolby Atmos.

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