Sunday, March 26th, 2017

September 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute from Germany released several advancements that have come from their commercial R&D activities at the IBC show in Amsterdam. There were three (3) main areas of the announcements at the show – those related to VR, those related to light field and those related to their easyDCP Software Suite. The [...]

October 10, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—Fraunhofer IIS and their partners techicolor and Qualcomm have released the latest specification and standard for sound. The standard is gearing up for the more immersive 4k and 8k TVs and cinema productions. The new standard changes sound from a baked-in mix to a 2-D output format [...]

October 1, 2014, Arm TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Mukund Srinivasan from Ittiam described the requirements and results of accelerating the newest codecs on GPUs. The needs for higher compression ratios for video is facing the challenges of compute workloads and CPU capacity. The market is seeing much more video on all devices, but particularly on mobile [...]

June 17, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—A panel of Web mavens talked about he newest tools and methodologies for making new-age media. Jan Skoglund moderated the panel and panel members were Renganathan Ramamoorthy from Google Chrome, Martin Wahl from Microsoft, Doug Stallard and Anil Kokaram from YouTube. Ramamoorthy described [...]

 April 2012 – Intel announced their first launch of their new Core series microprocessors under the IvyBridge architecture and 22nm FinFet process. The new processors – 13 models of the i5 and i7 series all of which are quad core devices. These are the first processors built on the 22nm Tri-Gate 3D transistors and represtnet [...]

 February 15, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – At the 2011 International Solid State Circuits Conference one of the major topics was multimedia, and the new chips required to deliver the content. The current HD standard for the high end is 1080p at 60 fps and 3D. Future generation devices will support Quad HD (QFHD) [...]