The ImmersiaTV project at MMSys (Amsterdam)

The Media Internet Area of i2CAT has presented the ImmersiaTV project at the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2018), which was held last 12-15 June at The National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam. MMSys and the associated workshop provide a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research […]

The open pilot is finally here

The ImmersiaTV consortium is happy to announce that the open pilot is finally available. The project is expected to produce three different production pilots. Each of them is made so they can be watched simultaneously on Virtual Reality goggles, a tablet and/or a traditional TV or a computer at home. The multi-device system allows the […]

JPEG XS: A new still-image coding standard release

The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is a joint working committee of the International Standardization Organization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) along with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The JPEG committee has a long tradition in the creation of still image coding standards, and their latest release is expected to be extensively exploited in […]

Optimistic impressions after the NAB Show

The ImmersiaTV team has participated for the second time at the NAB Show 2018, one of the most important international events of the broadcast field. The exhibition was held last 7th-12th April at Las Vegas convention center. The project was present at the Futures Park, the section of the Show reserved for presentations of media-related […]

PILOT 03: Hybrid Interactive Screenwriting

Author: Maria Pacheco (Lightbox) As an aspiring screenwriter and filmmaker myself, having the opportunity to conceive a new narrative experience with the Immersia TV tools was nothing short of exciting, from an artistic standpoint. Being a fast paced, highly creative production house, this is the sort of project that excites us at Lightbox. In fact, the […]

PSNC captures immersive content of “The Baltic Legend” opera

Immersia TV likes opera much more than expected. Next February 10th we will participate in a new recording for “Roméo et Juliette” in 360, and some weeks ago PSNC had the opportunity to capture immersive content of “The Baltic Legend” opera by Feliks Nowowiejski. This was joint collaboration between Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poznań Opera House […]

ImmersiaTV participates in the immersive recording of “Roméo et Juliette” at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in Barcelona

The Catalan Coorporation of Audiovisual Media (CCMA), in collaboration with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the i2CAT Foundation, will record the opera “Roméo et Juliette” in 360º immersive audio and video format at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, in Barcelona. The recording will take place on February 10th during the general rehearsal […]

Immersive audio production

In the previous article about immersive audio, we explained the importance of deploying a spatial representation of sound in immersive environments. Now, it is time to look into the production side of this topic. A straightforward way to produce ambisonic sound is using a soundfield microphone. It consists of high quality microphone capsules arranged, with their polar […]