The EU Project ORPHEUS: Object-based broadcasting - for next generation audio experiences
Object-based media is a revolutionary approach for creating and deploying interactive, personalised, scalable and immersive content. This allows media objects to be assembled in novel ways to create new and enhanced user experiences. ORPHEUS will develop, implement and validate an object-based end-to-end media chain for audio content. The partners will lay the foundation for facilitating infinite combinations of audio objects in ways that are flexible and responsive to user, environmental and platform-specific factors. This includes innovative tools for capturing, mixing, monitoring, storing, archiving, distributing, playing out and rendering of object-based audio. To further foster the development of new capabilities in the European content creation industry, ORPHEUS is working on reference architecture and guidelines on how to implement object-based audio chains. An overview of the project, the challenges and first results will be presented in this paper.