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 while also being more flexible in post-production. We shall look at a range of HDR production issues and examine the first results from psychovisual assessments 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.
One of the most fundamental techniques in digital video processing is motion estimation. It influences the quality of standards conversion, the efficiency of image compression and the performance of processes such as slow-motion and noise reduction. But taken across the vast scale of today’s imagery from mobile phones to UHDTV, is there a single approach to motion estimation which always triumphs? We take a very fresh look at this and draw some exciting conclusions.
Don’t miss the second Cutting Edge session today, which explores viewer engagement.