Tag: UHD

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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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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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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Why 2016 Is Turning Out To Be The Year Of Ultra HD

Why 2016 Is Turning Out To Be The Year Of Ultra HD

Ultra HD (UHD) started being deployed several years ago, mostly in Japan and Korea, with some sporadic launches in other countries with high demand for sports content. But recent launches have been fairly steady and consistent. These include the Cricket World Cup transmitted in UHD in India in January 2015, the BT Premiere league broadcast…

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Storage for UHD: Go Big, Go Home… Or Adapt

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There are many challenges when making the shift to UHD in the production environment. While you may not change much if anything for your UHD workflows compared to HD, the gains offered by UHD are considerable. The increase in resolution, bit depth and the ability to leverage high dynamic range (HDR) results in a format…

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