David Ziegler & James Cowdery, Dolby
Next Generation Audio provides means to improve accessibility to content for everybody as well as give consumers more flexibility to personalize their individual listening experience. With Dolby’s latest audio codec AC-4, those NGA features can be deployed to consumer devices in living rooms, today.
James Cowdery will introduce Dolby AC-4 and discuss its relationship with Dolby Atmos and NGA. James will also discuss how live production workflows are expected to support NGA through adoption of Serial ADM. One essential piece of Next Generation Audio is an immersive 3-dimensional audio (re)production, as consumers can for example enjoy with the Dolby Atmos experience.
Dolby Atmos is brought to consumers by major streaming platforms (like Netflix and Disney+) as well as by broadcasters in recent Next Generation Audio trials.
David Ziegler will show the integration of Dolby Atmos into industry standard audio workstations like AVID Pro Tools and Apple Logic, and how ADM.wav is already used by the media industry for storage and delivery of Dolby Atmos content, today.
James Cowdery works as a Senior Staff Architect for Dolby. Based in Portland, Maine USA, his current area of focus is IP transport of next generation audio and metadata. James has a background in Embedded Digital Signal Processing Software and studied Information Systems Engineering at The University of Surrey in the UK.
David Ziegler works as Senior Content Engineer for Dolby. Based in Berlin, Germany he supports content creators like sound studios, producers and mix-engineers in Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia in their work with Dolby Atmos for Film, TV and Music. David studied Diplom Tonmeister (Sound Engineer) at Filmuniversity Babelsberg and worked as sound designer and re-recording mixer on various TV and feature film productions before joining Dolby 2012.