In the second of IBC's two Cutting Edge sessions, we shall explore technologies related to the viewer’s sense of engagement with images and to streamed delivery of this media.
First, results from a fundamental study into television frame rates will reveal what rate is adequate to meet the expectations of UHDTV viewers. Studies have been performed using a modified high-rate projector and specially captured image sequences. In a second presentation, we shall see how surround stereoscopic imagery has been produced for a dome display using a pair of fish-eye cameras. As we shall learn, this is not an easy matter, but all the calibration and processing for 5k x 5k display and transmission have been conveniently integrated into a single platform.
Our final presentation describes an ambitious prototype system for the transmission of 8k UHDTV through hybrid broadband/broadcast networks. The UHDTV is first encoded using HEVC and MPEG-4 AAC and is then converted to IP packets. The will system is being used to demonstrate the viability of MPEG’s new media transport protocol and its performance will be analysed and discussed.
This sessions' supporting paper(s):
M. Matton, J. V.d. Bergh, K. Willaert, P. Stuer, K. Luyten, I. Picone, I. Ravyse, B. De Wit, W. Servaes, “FUTURE EMPATHIC MEDIA PRODUCTS”.
R. Funatsu, T. Soeno, T. Nakamura, T. Yamashita and M. Sugawara. NHK , Japan. “COMPACT SUPER HI-VISION CAMERA SYSTEM WITH A 2.5-INCH 33-MEGAPIXEL COLOUR CMOS IMAGE SENSOR”.