TOPIC: AAC has been selected by PBS for their next generation file distribution to member stations via non-real-time means. The mapping of MPEG Advanced Audio Compression (AAC) into MXF was recently standardized by SMPTE as ST 381-4. This talk will describe the user needs driving this, the necessary metadata to enable automated processing of these, the audio fidelity required, and some of the MXF specifics of wide interest.
PRESENTER: Patrick Waddell
A 40 year veteran of the broadcasting industry and recently retired from Harmonic Inc., Mr. Waddell is a SMPTE Life Fellow. Mr. Waddell was the 2015 recipient of the SMPTE Excellence in Standards Award as well as the 2010 recipient of the ATSC's Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, and has shared in 9 Technical Emmy Awards. He is also a member of the AES, the IEEE, and serves as a member of the IEEE BTS Distinguished Lecturer panel for 2012 through 2016.