Category: Ultra HD

The Reality of UHD HDR Deployments

Shipments of consumer television sets supporting high dynamic range (HDR) in the United States are projected to reach more than 30 million units by 2020, according to market research by IHS Markit. If you’re looking into UHD HDR deployments, it’s important to be up to speed on all things related to HDR technology. One thing…

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5 Best Practices for UHD HDR Production

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UHD HDR is setting a new standard for high-quality video experiences. ABI Research forecasts that HDR TV shipments will grow at a 41 percent CAGR and reach 245 million units in 2022. Once there are millions of HDR TV sets in homes, there’s no question that HDR content is going to be in high demand. As…

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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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Eurosport’s Successful Recipe for Live UHD during Roland Garros

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During the 2018 Roland Garros, Eurosport, the number one sports destination in Europe, wanted to step up its game. Specifically, Eurosport wanted to deliver live UHD coverage of the tennis tournament, held May 21 to June 10 in Paris, in UHD. To make this happen, Eurosport chose Harmonic. Relying on Harmonic’s UHD solution during 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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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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