Tag: UHD

What did we learn from CES 2017?

CES 2017

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

Storage for UHD

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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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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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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