Tag: Ultra HD

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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That’s a Wrap – Another Successful NAB

The NAB show is the world’s biggest annual convention covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. The organizers claim this year’s NAB was the largest ever with over 100,000 attendees from 164 countries viewing 1,614 exhibits that spanned over a million square feet of exhibit space. Following are highlights…

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What’s in Store for NAB 2015?

I expect three themes to dominate the show, the continued adoption of IP enabling the migration of generic network product and storage further up the video workflow, transition of video infrastructure away from hardware to software and 4K/UHD, with UHD being the main headline issue with those attending, eager to grasp how this will emerge…

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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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What will 2014 Bring for Ultra HD?

With CES in Las Vegas showcasing the latest consumer offerings, this seems an excellent time to speculate on what will be big for video in 2014. Certainly there will be plenty of Ultra HD/4K screens to impress, but the key issue for 2014 will be how content will be delivered and will it be of…

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Migrating 4K from Home Cinema to TV Screens

With both NAB and IBC behind us, the future appears to be 4K (Ultra HD to those TV purists) and all that remains is for screens to hit the shops to be snapped up by enthusiastic viewers in time for Christmas, as far as the screen manufacturers are concerned! The festive period relies on hype…

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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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Delivering Quality Ultra HD

Broadcasters are keen to follow the lead of cinema and deliver video resolutions beyond 1080p. The introduction of the 2K and 4K digital cinema formats in the last decade enabled movie producers to replace traditional film production and post production with complete high-resolution digital workflows. The 4K Ultra HD format offers similar promise for broadcasters,…

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Harmonic Shortlisted for 2013 CSI Awards

Harmonic Shortlisted for 2013 CSI Awards: Best Digital Video Processing Technology Best Cable or Fibre Contribution/Distribution/Transmission Solution Best Ultra HD TV Technology or Project – Sarah Kavanagh, Sr. Public Relations Manager, Harmonic

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UHD Demos at the Cable Show

HEVC compression continues to make waves, as broadcasters and service providers anticipate the ability to use the emerging technology to deliver new services to their customers, such as 4K Ultra HD video in the home. While Ultra HD offers four times the resolution of 1080p video, the significantly improved compression performance of HEVC compared to…

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