Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

April 6, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Tom Curtin from Dimension Technology discussed the value of providing 3-D information to users in situations of visual dominance. Visual computing and glasses-free 3-D displays can help users to improve performance. 3-D content that is displayed to users can help to improve situational awareness and improve real-time [...]

 January 2015 – Samsung has made an entry into the consumer premium noise cancelling headphone line with the Level Over Headset. The headphones are available in Black and a White & Tan model. Rare in the marketplace is the combination of a stereo headphone product that has both active noise cancellation and is wireless. The [...]

November 13, 2013, AMD Developer Summit, San Jose, CA—Jerry Mahbub from Gen Audio Sound has evolved from monophonic, to stereo, to various surround, mostly now at 5.1 audio channels. Some new experimental systems are going to 11.1, 13.1, and even 22.3, and use very complex mixing tools and hardware to get to their spatial sound [...]

January 2013 – A new exhibitor at NAMM 2013 was Sound Magic. The software company has developed an interactive 3D music program that allows for on-demand spacial placement of tracks and sounds on a virtual stage to create a custom playback perfomance. Using a multi-track (4 track) source that is nominally from Cubase software, at [...]

 August 6, 2012, Siggraph, Los Angeles—The production team from Pixomondo described their efforts for Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”. The size and scale of the production dwarfed previous efforts and the production in 3-D exacerbated the problems. The sets for this movie were very large, some were 4 times larger than the largest studios. As a result, [...]

 January 2012, Las Vegas NV – At CES the WISA was demonstrating an overview of their interoperability system for self configuration of wireless surround sound. The system uses the 5GHz U-NII band at low power to broadcast both configuration information and audio data. At this time, the 7.1 surround system that is supported can broadcast up [...]

 January 2012, Las Vegas NV – At CES the WISA (http://www.wisaassociation.org/) was demonstrating an overview of their interoperability system for self configuration of wireless surround sound. The system uses the 5GHz U-NII band at low power to broadcast both configuration information and audio data. At this time, the 7.1 surround system that is supported can [...]

 May 17, 2011, Society for Information Display, Los Angeles—Phil McNally, who calls himself “Captain 3-D” is a stereoscopic supervisor at DreamWorks Animation. He talked about his transition form 3-D as a hobby into 3-D as his career. McNally is now a stereo supervisor at DreamWorks and finds that stories authored in 3-D are enhanced by [...]

 November 4, 2010 – San Francisco, CA – One of the major topics at the AES conference was Surround sound processing for cinema and music playback. A number of different technologies have been used based on multiple speaker configurations. One of the first major attempts at commercializing surround sound was the quadraphonic systems of the [...]