This paper investigates the influences of the recording/reproduction format, video, and listening position on the quality perception of surround ambience recordings for sporting events. Two microphone systems—First Order Ambisonics (FOA) and Equal Segment Microphone Array (ESMA)—were compared in both 4-channel (2D) and 8-channel (3D) loudspeaker reproductions. One subject group tested audio-only conditions while the other group was presented with video as well as audio. Overall, the ESMA was rated significantly higher than the FOA for all quality attributes tested regardless of the presence of video. The 2D and 3D reproductions did not have a significant difference within each microphone system. Video had a significant interaction with the microphone system and listening position depending on the attribute.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 147th AES Convention|
|Editors||Areti Andreopoulou , Braxton Boren|
|Publisher||Audio Engineering Society|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Oct 2019|
|Event||147th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Jarvits Center, New York, United States|
Duration: 16 Oct 2019 → 19 Oct 2019
Conference number: 147
|Conference||147th Audio Engineering Society Convention|
|Period||16/10/19 → 19/10/19|
Moulson, A., & Lee, H. (2019). The Influences of Microphone System, Video, and Listening Position on the Perceived Quality of Surround Recording for Sport Content. In A. Andreopoulou , & B. Boren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 147th AES Convention Audio Engineering Society.