Demo paper: Audio object extraction for live sports broadcast

Oldfield, R, Shirley, BG ORCID: and Cullen, N 2013, Demo paper: Audio object extraction for live sports broadcast , in: Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 15-17 July 2013, San Jose, Ca, USA.

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Recent interest in object-based audio systems for cinema opens interesting possibilities to extend the reach of an object-based approach to television broadcast of live events. For events where microphones may be placed close to the source of each sound (e.g. live music) this is relatively straightforward, however for sports events audio objects must be derived from multiple distant microphones. This presents significant challenges in extracting discrete audio objects with coordinate locations from a live event in real time. The research presented here demonstrates the extraction of audio objects from a UK Premier League football (soccer) game using only standard pitch-side microphone positions. Ball-kicks and whistle-blows are extracted in real time with small latency and location information is derived that is used to position the object using 3D coordinates. The resultant sound scene description allows rendering across any reproduction system, including with-height systems. The techniques are equally applicable to other sports with revised object identification templates.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: audio signal processing;audio streaming;audio-visual systems;feature extraction;microphones;sport;television broadcasting;3D coordinate;UK Premier League football game;audio object extraction;discrete audio object;live event;live sports broadcast;location information;multiple distant microphone;pitch-side microphone position;reproduction system;resultant sound scene description;revised object identification template;sports events audio object;television broadcast;Abstracts;Data mining;Games;3D audio;Audio extraction;Audio feature extraction;Audio objects;Football;Interactive broadcast;Object-based audio;Salient audio events;Spatial audio
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW), 2013 IEEE International Conference on
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
Funders: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)
Depositing User: Dr Ben Shirley
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 17:38
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 12:46

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