Tag: Ultra HD

It’s Not a Trick: UHD-HDR is Real

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There is no need to adjust your TV set, tablet, or smartphone device: the UHD-HDR image you’re watching is real! Consumer demand for UHD high dynamic range (HDR) content is increasing. According to IHS Markit research, shipments in the U.S. of consumer television sets supporting high dynamic range (HDR) picture enhancements will reach more than…

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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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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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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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VidTech Insider: The State of UHD

The readiness of UHD to address the needs of up and coming channel launches is the key issue being asked by content producers, broadcasters, content aggregators and infrastructure providers. In this episode of VidTech Insider, we take a look at how Harmonic is helping answer these industry concerns. Learn more at: http://ow.ly/NrS7e – Keith Lissak, Product Marketing…

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How Bright will Your Next TV Be?

The last few blog entries I’ve written have made the case for HDR assuming that viewer accessible screens will be launched soon. Begs the question, how safe an assumption is this and what luminance performance can we expect? The current crop of screens is restricted to 100 nits (a nit being the unit of measurement…

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Next Stop, Singapore…BCA 2015

At BroadcastAsia2015, stand 5C3-01, Harmonic will showcase market-leading products that enable efficient and cost-effective delivery of high-quality video experiences. Our Spectrum™ X next-generation media server system will make its Asian debut at the show, and we’ll also feature the latest release in the innovative Electra™ family of encoders. With our ProView™ integrated receiver-decoders (IRD) and…

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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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Is UHD Ready for Prime Time?

The readiness of UHD to address the needs of up and coming channel launches is the key issue being asked by content producers, broadcasters, content aggregators and infrastructure providers. So what’s the answer and how will UHD be presented to viewers? Upgrading existing HD channels to UHD is probably some way off, but that doesn’t…

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