The Berliner Philharmoniker (BPH) and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) today announced that they will collaborate to develop the audio-visual technologies enhancing 4K/HDR video and Hi-Resolution audio platforms. Through this agreement, both parties will explore opportunities to bring a premium and authentic live concert hall experience to the home and in-car environment. Details of the collaboration will be discussed between both parties.
Panasonic will support the Berliner Philharmoniker's internet video platform, the Digital Concert Hall (DCH), through upgrading to the optimum and highest 4K/HDR video and Hi-Res audio recording technology, to improve the reproduction and streaming of BPH live performances.
BPH have already embraced and explored cutting edge technology for audio-visual recordings of their concert performances. Therefore, it is a logical step to upgrade the DCH technology to the next generation of 4K/HDR video in combination with Hi-Res audio recording and distribution. Starting in 2017, Panasonic will provide the latest 4K technology for the DCH video studio in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Furthermore, BPH will collaborate with Technics, the high-end audio brand of Panasonic. Not only will BPH and Technics engage strongly in enhancing digital formats and audio streaming - undoubtedly the future of music distribution - but both parties will also keep up the tradition of high quality authentic analogue recordings by collaborating on recording technology projects.
Exclusive high quality services such as the DCH will become increasingly relevant for the in-car environment, not only in terms of audio quality, but also for visual content. BPH and Panasonic will explore the possibilities of turning the in-car listening space into an optimum concert hall experience.
By sharing the spirit of keeping tradition and innovation at the same time, both parties will contribute to evolve visual and audio culture through recreating the live music experience of BPH's performances that have long been attracting audiences and devotees worldwide.