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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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The First Live UHD Broadcast in France

The First Live UHD Broadcast in France

The French broadcast industry passed a milestone last month with the country’s first live broadcast in Ultra High Definition (UHD). The Vienna Opera’s presentation of the ballet “Le Corsaire” was broadcast live in UHD by FRANSAT, the satellite TV bouquet of Eutelsat in France, in partnership with European culture channel Arte. UHD offers an immersive…

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The ViBE 4K: a must-have UHD solution

The ViBE 4K: a must-have UHD solution

Broadcasters and Operators are looking forward to address the early adopters of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV sets. The pace is accelerating, and we are proud that the ViBE 4K was selected for its video quality to cover several premieres this year, such as the French Open, the Opening of the Holy Door in Vatican and…

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HDR for Only HD Services?

SMPTE’s “Bits or Bucks” panel discussion on HDR/WCG for HD or 4K UHD took the concepts discussed in last week’s Harmonic blog entry: “Just How bright will your next TV be?” to a whole new dimension. As is the way in video, we’re working on the next big thing in advance of completing the existing…

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Is UHD Ready for Prime Time?

The readiness of UHD to address the needs of up and coming channel launches is the key issue being asked by content producers, broadcasters, content aggregators and infrastructure providers. So what’s the answer and how will UHD be presented to viewers? Upgrading existing HD channels to UHD is probably some way off, but that doesn’t…

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Reflections on NAB 2015

So how did my three predictions (Blog 24th March) for NAB stack up? Prediction #1: The continued adoption of IP is enabling the migration of generic network product and storage further up the video workflow The industry has been waiting for frame-accurate video switching in the IP domain to displace SDI-based solutions for some time…

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That’s a Wrap – Another Successful NAB

The NAB show is the world’s biggest annual convention covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. The organizers claim this year’s NAB was the largest ever with over 100,000 attendees from 164 countries viewing 1,614 exhibits that spanned over a million square feet of exhibit space. Following are highlights…

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Will Live UHD Come Soon?

Undoubtedly the buzz starting off this year was around 4K video on demand (VOD) services, with little tangible evidence relating to wider Color Gamuts, High Dynamic Range and how 4K VOD will transition to live UHD. However, there appears to be renewed interest in exactly how both 4K and Ultra HD will be packaged into…

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Does 4K Need HDR to Succeed?

As mentioned in my previous blog, before the summer break, HDR has featured large on the agenda as being the missing piece of UHDTV armory to trigger commercial success for the format. Certainly the recent DVB-EBU trials in Munich showed impressive results, but how this technology will be realized, what production workflow can be used…

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