Berlin-based telecommunications research institute Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and satellite services provider SES used the IBC show to debut the transmission of virtual reality content over satellite to multiple devices.
Virtual reality is adding a bit of the real-world, as Fraunhofer HHI has announced that it has developed a new camera system that allows for 3D human body reconstruction, creating a 3D model of someone and placing it into a virtual model.
Developed by MPEG-H Audio Alliance and under consideration for ATSC 3.0 standard.
The industry is abuzz with speculation about the upcoming video standard in ATSC 3.0, possibly including High Dynamic Range, multiple frame rates, and wider color gamuts. But the audio component of this new standard has received far less publicity.