IBC’s two Cutting Edge sessions highlight some of the newest ideas in advanced media technology. Many are experimental concepts, still in the lab, others are ambitious prototypes or novel applications - all are exciting and thought-provoking.
The first session will see us examining the potential of high dynamic range video. This is an exciting dimension in immersive media as HDR images can have a striking sense of reality. We shall look at a range of HDR production issues and examine the first results from psychovisual assessment of the pictures. A novel HDR camera technology will also be introduced which employs a non-regular mask of attenuation filters in front of its sensor to extend its dynamic range.
Another fundamental paper will examine digital motion processing across the vast scale of today’s video imagery, from mobile phones to UHDTV. It shows that there is no single best approach, but instead an application-specific suite of algorithms is recommended.
Finally, a new area to IBC: circuit camouflage, where on-chip circuit designs or secret data are securely protected by anti-tamper technology. The new advance here is a combination of this with one-time field programmability, meaning that secure information can be programmed directly by the design owner who does not have to reveal it to the silicon fab. Protected designs are so secure that they cannot be extracted or reverse engineered by any known means.
Don’t miss the second Cutting Edge session, which explores viewer engagement.