Category: HDR

NASA Content is Now Available in HDR Powered by Harmonic and Partners

HDR is still in its relative infancy in our industry, in terms of real-world deployments. Yet, a group of trailblazers that includes NASA, Harmonic, Accedo, and CenturyLink are changing that storyline. Working together, we are putting HDR technology into action and bringing amazing video from space — via the new UHD HDR channel featuring content…

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World Soccer Tournament Broadcasts Set the Stage for Ultra HD and HDR Deployments

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It’s a wrap. The world’s largest soccer tournament recently concluded in Russia, with France earning bragging rights for the next four years as the reigning football champions. In the broadcast industry — the biggest story during tournament coverage was Ultra HD (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR). UHD HDR is more than hype. It’s the…

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A Good Start of the Year for UHD HDR

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2018 is proving to be a successful year for Ultra HD (UHD) HDR. Recently, DIRECTV announced it will broadcast National Hockey League and National Basketball Association games throughout 2018 in UHD HDR, in addition to its DIRECTV Now streaming service supporting 4K and HDR in the future. We know that pristine resolutions are in high…

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Live UHD Streaming of Sports is Gaining Momentum

In 2015, the NFL streamed an entire football game over the internet. As the first live sports event to be streamed to a worldwide audience, this was quite a feat. Over the last few years, over-the-top (OTT) technologies and services have evolved immensely to where streaming of live sports is now nearly on an equal…

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It’s Not a Trick: UHD-HDR is Real

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There is no need to adjust your TV set, tablet, or smartphone device: the UHD-HDR image you’re watching is real! Consumer demand for UHD high dynamic range (HDR) content is increasing. According to IHS Markit research, shipments in the U.S. of consumer television sets supporting high dynamic range (HDR) picture enhancements will reach more than…

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NAB 2017 Is Just Around the Corner, What Should We Expect?

NAB 2017 Is Just Around the Corner, What Should We Expect?

Broadcasters and service providers are keen to start using several innovative technologies that promise to shape our industry. No doubt, OTT video quality is of paramount importance, but equally pressing is the need for infrastructure solutions that enable operators to fully embrace the move to the cloud. Attention is required throughout the whole workflow if…

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What did we learn from CES 2017?

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CES 2017, the ultimate, fantastical La La Land for us “nerds,” is sadly over. But the first tech treat of 2017 certainly deserves its quota of copious reflection and analysis. I had three objectives this year, update on UHD screen and service rollout, a look at cyber security from a broadcast and content protection standpoint…

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HDR schemes and the issues governing quality color conversions (Part 2)

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Anyone attending IBC this year will have been made aware that the addition of High Dynamic Range (HDR) is now regarded as the key parameter to bolster the chances for a UHD channel introduction to complement existing HD services (see part 1 All aboard the HDR Tram). The principle reason for the introduction of HDR is…

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All aboard the HDR Tram, UHD happenings at IBC2016 (Part 1)

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The recognition that High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a vital component for any UHD channel was universal at the show, so demonstrations targeted at the workflow implications, as well as the differences between the various methods was well received. From a workflow perspective, implementing HDR and the associated signaling and metadata represents a significant departure…

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Amsterdam Here We Come, What To Expect At IBC2016

Amsterdam here we come, what to expect at IBC2016

The change overhauling our industry will feature prominently at this year’s show, with IP infrastructure and software applications continuing to displace existing products and solutions. With the necessary standardization largely in place for IP-based video carriage, the more interesting work of redefining solution boundaries will become evident. Adapt and survive should be the theme for…

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