We are delighted to share this year’s stellar Conference Schedule! It is packed with plenary keynotes, panels, and talks covering the most pressing topics and latest innovations in real-time communications, presented by an impressive lineup of leading subject matter experts.
Below we list highlights of the Audio/Video Track. The track is new to the RTC Conference this year and was added since audio and video technologies are key components of real-time communication.
Highlights of the Audio/Video Track
This track covers issues associated with the audio and video characteristics, quality and reliability of real time media applications, including Virtual Reality, conferencing and audio/video calling. The use of IP networks, mobile networks, WiFi, LTE and VoLTE places requirements on the associated audio/video codecs that older network protocols and architectures did not. Baseline quality, algorithmic delay, and error robustness will be addressed in this context. Extended audio bandwidth (super-wideband) and the improvement of audio/video quality at both narrowband and wideband will be described. Advanced techniques of error robustness against transmission errors is also a topic of discussion.
Virtual Reality in particular puts especially demanding requirements on audio and video technologies. Spatial audio content, multichannel and immersive audio capabilities are key elements of VR delivery; the high quality of spatial rendering, support of properly adjusted head-tracking (HRTF’s, headsets) will determine the immersiveness and richness of the user experience. Availability of cost-effective 360 cameras allows using 360 video and a rendering capability that ensures immersiveness can be maintained. These topics and more will be addressed in this exciting new track. Highlight of the track are listed and linked below.
EVS Codec and IVAS Work in 3GPP – Imre Varga, Qualcomm, Inc.
Update on AV1 Video Codec – Jai Krishnan, Google
360 VR video services with HEVC – Robert Skupin, Fraunhofer HHI
Immersive Audio for VR – Stefan Doehla, Fraunhofer IIS
3D Cloud Streaming for Mobile and Web Applications – Tyler Gibson, Microsoft
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