Audio capture for live event coverage has not changed profoundly in recent years, but increasing levels of immersive production are leading to more ambitious microphone deployments, writes David Davies.
The potential of augmented video for immersive experiences is unparalleled with the futuristic innovations and mixing of realities but what’s next for adoption?
Reusing footage of deceased actors is a growing business, but Hollywood should be as concerned about the digital avatars of the living, writes Adrian Pennington
Visionary technology leader, strategist and researcher across the fields of AI, ML, data analytics and mobility, InterDigital CTO Henry Tirri sits down with Alana Foster on pioneering 5G, innovating technologies and a 6G future.
XR, Esports, smart buildings, and the evolution of screens are some of the core topics being discussed at this week’s ISE conference. Adrian Pennington investigates the AV Tech show.
The Royal Television Society’s (RTS) Scotland Centre last night honoured the winners of its 2020 Student Television Awards.
Fantasy drama The Witcher combines magic and mythos taken from Andrzej Sapkowski’s books and the well-known game series. Framestore, which worked on VFX for the Netflix show, tells IBC365 about building a new fantasy world.
With the 2020 Academy Award nominations now announced, IBC365 looks at who is leading the way for a gong in the VFX category.
The full list of nominees for the 92nd Oscars has been announced with box office hit Joker leading with 11 nominations and Sam Mendes’ first world war drama 1917 following with 10.
The nominees for the 18th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been revealed, with five nominations each for Alita: Battle Angel and The Lion King.
The evolution of immersive content has moved from novelty ideas to realities with live audio streaming, 8K+ rendering and 360-degree video creation as a service explored in IBC technical papers.
As the year draws to a close, we take a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Create & Produce category.
At Broadcast Solutions’ latest Innovation Day, the German company and its partners focussed on IP production, remote production, and the move to the cloud. David Davies was in attendance.
As 5G deployments gain momentum into 2020, the media and broadcast industry is looking at ways of capitalising on this next-generation mobile tech. Explore how in technical papers from the BBC, KPN, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Nokia.
Martin Scorsese’s new crime drama sees the Goodfellas director reunite with Robert De Niro. Adrian Pennington spoke to Rodrigo Prieto about shooting a tale that spans six decades.
Light field is seen as the cutting edge of immersive tech and a new industry organisation is looking to standardise the technology. James Pearce speaks to IDEA president Pete Ludé about what light fields bring to VR.
Several studies have attached massive numbers to the VR and AR sector, but VR, in particular, has suffered a number of setbacks from the likes of Google and the BBC. James Pearce takes a look at the immersive market.
VR offers additional experiences and immersion, but the technology should not be used just for the sake of presenting content in VR, writes BBC R&D’s Alia Sheikh.
Join IBC365 on demand to explore the technology, use cases and business models behind AR.
The current crop of films featuring digitally de-aged characters has brought new life to older actors, and now a pioneering example of age regression for a TV series shows just how much the technology is evolving.
The Sky premiere of season two of its genre-bending and psychedelic show Britannia airs tonight with the exclusive launch of Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind - a new virtual reality (VR) experience.
28 Oct - 1 Nov: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Any adaptation of Philip Pullman’s multi-layered fantasy His Dark Materials must decide how to represent the cast of animalistic ‘daemons’ which feature constantly throughout the story. Adrian Pennington spoke with key members of the VFX team to find out how.
The BBC has shut down its VR Hub production and commissioning unit after two years in what could be seen as another blow to the burgeoning VR sector.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies, 2KPN/TNO, and Qualcomm explore use cases, architectural, protocols and codec aspects for XR systems over 5G networks and their state-of-the-art in 3GPP and MPEG standardization organizations.
In this paper, Philips Group Innovation presents a quality evaluation approach that uses ray-traced images of artificial scenes.
In June 2018, Fraunhofer HHI together with Studio Babelsberg, ARRI, UFA, and Interlake founded the joint venture Volucap GmbH and opened a commercial volumetric video studio on the film campus of Potsdam Babelsberg. After a testing phase, commercial productions started in November 2018. The core technology for volumetric video production ...
In this paper, NHK explores how viewing styles will be and what the technology and the R&D strategy is required in the future of broadcasting.
While Virtual Reality (VR) retains industry interest, the overall market adoption of VR is still slow. One problem in VR is the social isolation. Many applications are still single user-driven and VR services that do allow the sharing of virtual experiences with others, mostly focus on representing users as artificial ...
In this paper, i2 media research explores a new way to measure audience perceptions of impact and value of different immersive experiences.
In this paper, the BBC presents the results of the emerging requirements for future 5G deployments.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies presents the world’s first implementation of the upcoming MPEG standard for video-based point cloud compression.
US telco Verizon Communications has agreed to purchase the software, technology and a number of other assets from immersive technology company Jaunt XR.
IBC2019: Apple and Microsoft have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Software Foundation, bringing its membership to 27 companies.
The Rugby World Cup has brought production in-house for the 2019 World Cup. As the tournament kicks off in Japan, Steve McCaskill finds out what innovations will feature at RWC2019.
IBC2019: Actor and director Andy Serkis discusses his journey into performance capture and the ethics of capturing actors’ likenesses in his IBC2019 Keynote session.
IBC2019: Highlights and the must-see conference sessions, feature areas, Elton John’s Rocket Man on the Big Screen, and AWS 4K Charity run sign up.
Actor, director, producer and studio head - Andy Serkis has done it all. Ahead of his appearance at IBC2019 the Lord of the Rings star talks to IBC365 about developments in MoCap technology, industry trends and the challenges offered by OTTs.
Ang Lee chose to shoot his upcoming sci-fi film Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, in HFR. Editor Tim Squyres explains how the director fell in love with higher frame rates.
AI can play an increasingly important role in the production of live content, says Mobile Viewpoint managing director Michel Bais.
Broadcasting and film are giving rise to an ever-greater number and diversity of AR experiences. But as David Davies discovers, it could be a few years yet before AR realises its phenomenal commercial potential.
12 - 16 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.
Snap has unveiled the newest version of its smart glasses, Spectacles 3, which features dual cameras designed to showcase augmented reality features and 3D capturing.
AI/ML and deep learning is having a huge impact in computer graphics research with potential to transform VFX production.
Leading tech giants have linked up with the Royal Shakespeare Company in an ambitious project to re-imagine the future of theatre-going using immersive technology.
From AR to the use of gaming engines, producers of live sports coverage increasingly have an armoury of new methods with which to present information and maintain viewer interest. A trio of the leading technology providers speak about their latest innovations.
Next Games has announced its collaboration with Netflix on the location-based puzzle game for iOS and Android devices, set to launch next year.
VFX supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara discusses creating a fantasy world straight out of the minds of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
NAB 2019: Virtual set solutions powered by games engines proved a big draw for the live broadcast as well as the scripted market.
NAB 2019: The ethics of digitally recreated performances by actors who have passed away was questioned during an SMPTE panel at NAB.
From 5G testing to biometrics and social VR, immersive experiences are evolving and advancing. Muki Kulhan rounds up the latest developments and highlights some interesting industry adoptions.
Facebook has posted record profit for the last three months of 2018, as the company reiterated its plans to take the social media giant’s Watch video offering into the mainstream.
From the restoration of Peter Jackson’s WWI epic They Shall Not Grow Old to behind the scenes of Love Island and the impact of AI, holograms and Brexit on the media industry, we look at the most popular Production articles of 2018.
MPEG is promoting a video-based point cloud compression technology – and Apple is driving it.
A raft of new technology is enabling people to watch their favourite artists in many different ways – and all from the comfort of their own homes.
This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.
This paper focuses Mixed Reality and describes the work carried under the H2020 European project 5GCity.
In this Tech Talk and accompanying technical papers we hear from researchers and vision scientists - from the BBC, RheinMain University and Technicolor - on how they are ensuring the precision of HDR and colour in image capture.
In this paper, explore the challenges that have to be overcome to create colour-accurate immersive experiences at a cinematic quality level.
Explore the next generations of immersive media with technical papers from leaders in the field including Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Ubisoft Paris.
This paper provides a technical/historical overview of the acquisition, coding and rendering technologies considered in the MPEG-I standardisation activities for immersive applications.
Virtual reality (VR) sickness seems one of the main limitations to the large-scale adoption of VR technologies. Thereby, it seems relevant to measure users’ physiological data in order to prevent and reduce VR sickness.
Volumetric video is regarded worldwide as the next important development step in media production. Especially in the context of rapidly evolving Virtual and Augmented Reality markets, volumetric video is becoming a key technology.
Mobile video will increase 9-fold between 2016 and 2021, accounting for 78% of total mobile data traffic by the end of the forecast period.
IBC2018: One of the world’s biggest production companies is increasingly using artificial intelligence to power creativity and cut costs.
IBC2018: The immersive market “will really start to grow next year”, says VR Industry Forum president Rob Koenen, pointing to creative and tech developments in the sector.
Impossible Founders Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira discuss the impact of technology on the media space, planet-centric design and driving impactful change across businesses.
BT, BBC R&D and NHK are among the exhibitors showcasing exciting concept technologies and cutting edge-solutions in the IBC Future Zone.
Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.
Football star Eden Hazard’s augmented reality interview on Belgian TV went viral soon after it aired during the World Cup. Here’s how it was produced.
From interactive game shows to holographic headsets that allow sporting action to play out in front of you, mixed reality promises groundbreaking new experiences – but there are hurdles before the tech becomes mainstream.
This year’s Cannes Lions showcased how creatives the world over are putting new technology – like AI, blockchain, VR, voice and facial recognition - to highly imaginative uses.
Reviews for VR coverage of the World Cup have so far been mixed. Yet many in the VR industry say it is too soon to judge the technology, and that the best is yet to come.
In the first in a two-part series we showcase five startup companies from around the world that offer innovative solutions to disrupt the traditional technology ecosystem.
Augmented reality (AR), Dolby Atmos on Apple TV in 4K and new software features were unveiled at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in San Jose on Monday.
Muki Kulhan hosts IBC365’s first roundtable discussion with industry experts discussing the creative, technical and business aspects of producing to delivering immersive content experiences.
IBC365 speaks to three VR and 360-degree video directors and cinematographers about how they capture immersive content and what the future holds.
New technology allows us to tell stories in innovative ways, but we need to create great content if immersive is to be successful, says Sol Rogers.
Is VR just a stepping stone on the path to holographic video content creation and display?
Broadcasters around the world have been exploring virtual and augmented reality. John Maxwell Hobbs looks at some of the best examples.
In the future, the line between reality and virtual reality will become increasingly blurred, and new media and entertainment options will emerge that we have not yet imagined, writes Amelia Kallman.
Capturing and crafting immersive content requires specialist tools. Dick Hobbs looks at some of the latest technology for creating VR, AR and 360-degree video.
In the first of a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three digital imaging technicians whose credits include Black Mirror, Skyfall and McMafia.
Virtual reality, augmented reality and 5G could all help platforms monetise content, according to senior executives speaking at Mobile World Congress.
The past few years have produced more virtual reality hardware at a wider range of price points than ever before, bringing VR into the tech mainstream.
Khayyam Wakil explores the ways in which virtual reality can generate revenue at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.
This Future Reality Theatre Fireside Chat covers networks, studios and creators’ efforts to distribute and monetise immersive content.
Kathleen Schröter explores where to find the money in virtual and augmented reality at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.
Technicolor CTO Jon Walkenhorst and colleagues discuss how emerging technology is changing the way stories are told.
The first set of virtual reality (VR) industry guidelines will be presented during CES in January by the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF).
Industry leaders on the ’Hot or Not’ panel, discuss VR, AR, voice, personalisation and predictions for the future.
The media and entertainment industry often finds itself momentarily gripped by over-hyped technologies. Mixed reality isn’t one of them, says Edward Tang.
The use of mixed reality technology has enabled the creation of formats with levels of interactivity that have not been seen before, says FremantleMedia’s Petter Testmann Koch.
Social media is predicted to aid the rapid growth of the future realities market, rising to $14.1 billion by the end of 2021, according to industry experts.
Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) will be scrutinised and explored in real-world deployments from content creation to user experience.
Apple introduced a new augmented reality (AR) development platform at the company’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, yesterday.
Virtual reality (VR) will transform into a unique medium of its own, according to Telegraph Group Creative Director Matt Simmonds.
SMPTE Director of Standards and Engineering Howard Lukk, Education Vice President Richard Welsh and Executive Director Barbara Lange will speak at key industry events throughout 2017.
For virtual reality (VR) to flourish creatives should keep experimenting with the technology which also needs to be embraced by the wider broadcast industry, according to Sky Creative Director Richard Nockles.
Carriers are investing in network infrastructure – both fixed-line and mobile - to support the seemingly unquenchable consumer thirst for video.
This document describes the different RAID levels and the characteristics used by each mode to optimize speed, security or storage capacity.
The prime movers for virtual reality are gaming and real estate, with other applications in areas such as healthcare and education.
Douglas Sheer, CEO, D.I.S. Consulting Corporation said while the virtual and augmented reality trend has been generating increasing interest among consumers it remains in the early stages as far as producers and broadcasters are concerned.
Media execs should look to the gaming industry and the success of games such as Pokemon Go to realise there’s a market for AR and VR content.
The U.S.’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) makes its spectacular space imagery available through initiatives including a UHD public TV channel.
As well being SVP, Chief Architect and CTO of Engineering at Cisco Systems, Dave Ward also has ownership connections with both a vineyard and a tomato farm.