Audio Definition Modelling in Broadcast. Joint meeting with SMPTE, David Marston, BBC R&D.
Date: 19th March 2019
Venue: Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University, Southampton
The Audio Definition Model is a specification of metadata that can be used to describe object-based audio, scene-based audio and channel-based audio. It can be included in BWF WAVE files or used as a streaming format in production environments. This talk will discuss the development and application of the Audio Definition Model, including the BBC Audio Toolkit.
Dave Marston attended the University of Birmingham and achieved a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering. After a short spell working for Galatrek designing uninterruptible power supplies he joined Ensigma specialising in DSP programming and speech coding research. In 2000 he joined BBC R&D, initially working on DAB and then moving on to audio coding research and testing. Among the many areas of audio research Dave has been involved in, subjective testing has been an important area. He has been involved in EBU projects over several years, and was chairman of the FAR-BWF group (improving the BWAV file format). Another area of his expertise is semantic audio, including managing of the M4 (Making Musical Mood Metadata) collaborative project. Over recent years Dave has been involved in the development of the Audio Definition Model (ADM), a metadata model used to describe future audio formats. He has developed the ADM from the initial concept and has turned into an international standard that is now being adopted across the audio industry. He was has also been involved in two recent EU-funded projects: ICoSOLE (lead the BBC work) and ORPHEUS.
Registration for this meeting will be available from January.