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Vegas NAB Takeaways – 4K, UHD and HDR (Part 1 of 3)

As expected, 4K / UHD was rejuvenated by the addition of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a host of carefully crafted demos to show the latest crop of debutant screens, unveiled earlier at CES in all their glory. The results were certainly impressive, but needed considerable technical insight to unravel what was behind “the screen”…

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What to Expect from the 2016 NAB Show

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There is no doubt that High Dynamic Range (HDR) will dominate discussions at NAB, while virtualization, IP interfacing and rationalized workflows will continue to quietly change from bespoke hardware to Software as a Service (SaaS) or Apps and be absorbed by the show noise. This isn’t to decry the importance of HDR but highlight the…

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The Top 16 Predictions for the Video World in 2016

Read the Top 16 Predictions for the Video World in 2016

Now that 2016 is underway, there’s no better time than the present to start thinking about where our industry is headed in terms of technology advancements. Below are 16 topics we believe will illuminate Harmonic’s world this year. Each topic will be discussed in more detail via a series of 5 blog posts, with this…

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Watching the Holy Door opening ceremony in UHD

Watching the Holy Door opening ceremony in UHD

This is a worldwide premier: the ceremony of the opening of Holy Door on December 8 in Vatican, marking the start of the Jubilee of Mercy, will be broadcasted via satellite in UHD. The event is being produced by the Vatican Television Center with the support of Eutelsat, Sony, Globecast and DBW Communication.  The whole…

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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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Delivering Extra UHD Pixels

The premise that more pixels doesn’t mean better pixels is now well recognized amongst those broadcasters and content aggregators contemplating launching UHD services. There have already been too many comparisons with “True HD services” to make the case that resolution alone doesn’t guarantee success for UHD! If we make the claim that we offer True…

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What’s in Store for NAB 2015?

I expect three themes to dominate the show, the continued adoption of IP enabling the migration of generic network product and storage further up the video workflow, transition of video infrastructure away from hardware to software and 4K/UHD, with UHD being the main headline issue with those attending, eager to grasp how this will emerge…

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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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Video Developments at CES 2015

Ignore the wearable tech and drones, it’s time to pay pilgrimage to the latest video developments at CES 2015. As an attendee for the past few years it was interesting to see the attention to cutting-edge technologies this year by-passed 4K and move straight on to 8K. Talking to a fellow attendee, who had obviously…

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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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