SMPTE presents a session on the current state of Ultra High Definition Television. A practical view of the state of the technology ecosystem with real-world experiences and a look to the future roadmap. Highlights include an extensive review of the definition of UHD, the publication of the SMPTE UHDTV Study Group report and experiences from the recently concluded Wimbledon Tennis Championship and Confederation Cup. Learn about what works and what still remains to be done in this forward-looking technology space. Digital technology has developed rapidly over the past decade, and broadcasters can create, manage and deliver content with confidence in High Definition. However, the requirement for multi-platform “anywhere/anytime” distribution, and the need for higher resolution capabilities to match the developments in large consumer displays, has led to the proposals for production standards “beyond HD”. In the future broadcasters have to provide content that matches the needs of these different platforms simultaneously, with quality, bigger reach, and higher efficiency.
This session will review the developments for “beyond HD” that are being worked on in the various R&D laboratories around the World. International experts at the forefront of this work will be brought together to present a technical ‘reality check’ on the range of technologies that are being developed to meet the demands of the future broadcast and multimedia eco-chains – 4K ... 8K ... multiview ... immersive ... and beyond.
Delegates will benefit from a comprehensive overview of the latest broadcast technology developments, and will gain a unique insight into industry directions and strategies across a broad standardisation front. The session has been designed to provide a technical counter-point to the more commercial considerations that will be identified in Saturday’s “Great Debate” panel session in the IBC2013 Conference’s Business Operations Stream, which will focus more on the economic drivers and market outlook for investing in “beyond HD” technologies, and to provide a practical ‘primer’ to the “Future of Broadcast TV” Added Value Session to be held by the FOBTV World Broadcasting Union on Tuesday at IBC2013. The session closes with an interactive panel discussion discussing the opportunities and barriers to full deployment of UHDTV.
In addition to the contributions from the speakers listed, representatives from the world’s leading manufacturing companies will also be discussing their outlook on this technology landscape.