Tag: UHD

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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Top Video Predictions in 2016: Codecs and Standards

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Part 4 of  The Top 16 Predictions for the Video World in 2016. There will be a flurry of video codec and standards activity in 2016. HEVC: Are All Passengers on Board? You may have read about the HEVC Advance initial licensing terms that were rejected massively by the industry at IBC 2015. This has forced HEVC…

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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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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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Codec du Jour: What’s Next?

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You may have noticed that video codecs are a hot topic these days. It all started when Google announced that its VP9 codec would be licensed royalty-free as an alternative to the MPEG HEVC standard for Internet use. VP9 has not gained much traction outside of the YouTube ecosystem, but this did not stop Google…

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VR 360 Video: An Immersive Video Experience

VR 360 or virtual reality video has been in the limelight with the Oculus acquisition by Facebook for $2B, and more recently with the HTC Vive and Sony Morpheus announcements, all of which are wired experiences where a second device (PC or Game station) is needed to power the experience. The alternative approach is the…

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VidTech InFocus: Electra X

In this episode of VidTech InFocus, Keith Lissak, Product Marketing Director, takes an in-depth look at: Harmonic Electra X — the industry’s first fully converged platform for broadcast and OTT delivery of SD, HD and UHD content. During this video he interviews Neil Brydon, Product Line Compression and Stream Processing Director, about the benefits of…

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VidTech Insider: Live UHD Demo

In this episode of VidTech Insider, we learn how Harmonic and SES® joined forces to deliver three days of live and linear UHD broadcasts over a cable system via a full end-to-end 4K UHD transmission system. The demo showed the advantages of live all-IP in broadcast-quality mode. SES set up a UHD studio outside the Las Vegas Convention…

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