Tag: HEVC

Apple and HEVC – Why It’s Important

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Apple has always had a rollercoaster relationship with the HEVC standard. When HEVC was being developed, Apple actively participated in the process. The standard was finalized in January 2013, and Apple announced it would support HEVC in November 2014. This commitment was retracted a few months later based on royalty conditions that Apple would not…

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IPTV 2.0 is Coming – It’s Time to Get Prepared! (Part 1)

IPTV 2.0

At TV Connect 2014, Harmonic predicted the arrival of IPTV 2.0, and it’s becoming true. During this two-part series, I’m going to take you on an IPTV 2.0 journey. The first part will focus on defining IPTV and the typical challenges encountered for IPTV 1.0. So what is IPTV? IPTV is a switched IP technology…

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State of the Union: Distribution Codecs

State of the Union: Distribution Codecs

Video codecs have always been a subject of debate in our industry. With IBC2016 rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time to refresh on the subject. Let me start out by saying that while HEVC has been deployed over the past several years, the scale of these deployments is being hampered by the licensing terms surrounding…

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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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VidTech InFocus: ProView 7100 IRD and an End-to-End HEVC Capable Ecosystem

Proview 7100 IRD

HEVC is really just starting to ramp up. One of the reasons is the availability of professional quality HEVC-capable receivers, such as the ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoder, transcoder and stream processor. In this episode of VidTech InFocus, the team talk about industry adoption of HEVC and Harmonic’s end-to-end HEVC capable ecosystem. Want to learn more about the…

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The Top 4 Topics at IBC2015 – HDR, IP, COTS and HEVC

And so we return from another busy IBC, a show that was mostly consolidating previously launched technology and lots of rain! My time was divided between the Media over IP showcase in the Harmonic theatre and various 4K / UHD presentations, amongst the wealth of customers trying to make sense of a very complex media…

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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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What’s the Outlook for HEVC?

Back in January 2013, the HEVC standard was published by ISO, promising to greatly improve video compression efficiency. You may be wondering, what kind of progress has the standard seen since then? Actually, there’s been a bit of action surrounding HEVC lately. In October of 2014, MPEG LA released the licensing terms of HEVC, and…

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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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IBC 2013: 4K, HEVC & Ultra HD

September is IBC month and this year over 52,000 visitors descended on Amsterdam for the largest broadcast exhibition outside of NAB. As always, new and upcoming technologies provided the major talking points, and this year the show buzz revolved around 4K/Ultra HD, HEVC, developments in second/multiscreen delivery, and the much-discussed Big Data. The state of…

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