High Dynamic Range (HDR)

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Interview: Andrew Dunne, BBC Studios

2018-10-18T12:06:00+01:00By

Andrew Dunne brought unique perspectives about high dynamic range and distribution to the IBC Big Screen session ‘HDR focus: Blue Planet II and The Grand Tour’. George Jarrett was able to dive deep and explore his point of view.

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Your guide to what’s in store at SMPTE 2018

2018-10-16T10:09:00+01:00

The SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition provides an opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest techniques and technologies shaping the media and entertainment industry, writes Aimée Ricca

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Satellite's role in delivering UHD content

2018-10-12T10:25:00+01:00By

Satellite has a vital role to play in the distribution of UHD programming, especially the delivery of high-value live content to large audiences.

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Solid-state satellite uplink amplifiers: Where specialist development pays rich dividends for the operator

2018-10-10T16:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

Signal linearisation is critical within satellite uplink amplifiers, writes Rohde & Schwarz Vice President Transmitter and Amplifier Systems Cornelius Heinemann.

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Satellite technology: Advances in connectivity

2018-10-09T11:55:00+01:00By

Over the past several months, it has become clear that, in many ways, far from being a distinct sector, the satellite industry is a microcosm of the larger broadcast industry in which it operates.

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IBC2018 review: 4K, OTT and cloud-based workflows

2018-10-08T16:13:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

Advances in 4K and UHD live production, fresh solutions for OTT content, an array of cloud-based ‘big data’ workflow sharing solutions and remote collaboration tools were the main themes in Halls 9, 13 and 15.

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Satellite launches: Driven by geography, bandwidth and quality

2018-10-08T12:35:00+01:00By

The desire to bring more content of higher quality to more people has been driving, and will continue to drive, activity in the satellite industry.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Visual excellence in production

2018-10-04T14:46:00+01:00

In this Tech Talk and accompanying technical papers we hear from researchers and vision scientists - from the BBC, RheinMain University and Technicolor - on how they are ensuring the precision of HDR and colour in image capture.

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HDR consideration of the abilities of the human visual system

2018-10-04T14:41:00+01:00By L. Lenzen R. Hedtke & M. Christmann

The capability of cameras and displays to reproduce small differences in luminance levels is constantly growing. However, we are still dealing with a limitation of the human visual system (HVS) known as the simultaneous contrast range (SCR).

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Video luminance levels for human skin tones in hybrid log-gamma video

2018-10-04T14:41:00+01:00By Simon Thompson

In this paper, the author presents current work undertaken by the BBC to look at the representation of human skin tone in ITU-R BT.2100 High Dynamic Range (HDR) video systems.

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IMF: A gateway to component-based workflows

2018-09-16T11:26:00+01:00

Professional media continues its inexorable march towards component-based workflows, where the elements of a presentation - audio, video, timed text - are stored and processed individually, to be assembled just in time to meet the specific needs of each distribution channel, writes IMF User Group chair and partner at Sandflow ...

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Implementing the building blocks for DVB-I

2018-09-15T12:55:00+01:00

The DVB is working hard on the next phase of OTT delivery, writes DVB Project Head of Technology Peter Siebert.

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2018: The year of HDR?

2018-09-14T12:48:00+01:00

Two years from now, the broadcasting world will probably think of 2018 as the year High Dynamic Range (HDR) television came of age, writes EBU Senior Project Manager Frans de Jong.

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Driving innovation through public service media

2018-09-13T11:12:00+01:00

Public service media are again leading in innovation for media production and distribution in the age of software, internet technologies and OTT, writes EBU Senior Manager Hans Hoffmann.

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SMPTE: Shaping the next generation of standards

2018-09-12T12:06:00+01:00By Staff writer

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), which has led the development of industry standards and progressive work in HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K for the advancement of the moving image, will be out in force at IBC.

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Defining HDR colour space

2018-09-07T09:34:00+01:00By

Don’t mention the HDR standards war to Jeremy Booth because he is happily distanced from it. The compositing TD from Jellyfish Pictures is much more concerned with the bigger picture around colour and VFX.

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On-demand webinar: IBC2018 themes

2018-08-17T10:02:00+01:00Brought to you by , by

Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.

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Interview: Tim Davie, BBC Studios

2018-08-13T07:00:00+01:00By

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie on the need for talent, a ready supply of content and the importance of co-productions as scale becomes vital for broadcasters.

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UHD and HDR: The full picture

2018-08-09T15:15:00+01:00By

Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are set to be two of the hottest topics at IBC2018.

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Making the grade in HDR

2018-08-01T07:00:00+01:00By

With more dramas and films now delivering in HDR, IBC365 asks leading colourists to reveal all about the pros and cons of grading in the format.

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IBC2018 Best Conference Paper winner revealed

2018-07-27T09:07:00+01:00

BBC R&D has scooped the Best Conference Paper Award for its research into practical uses of AI for production.

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From Russia with live: Your guide to the World Cup

2018-06-14T06:58:00+01:00By

UHD, HDR, AI, VR and social media expansion make debut for FIFA’s World Cup.

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Post-production priorities: UHD, HDR and the adoption of IP

2018-05-30T16:52:00+01:00By

Post-production companies, long considered to be the ‘last stage’ in the broadcast and film chain, are often the most enthusiastic early adopters of cutting edge technology.

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Interview: Mike Ruddell, Sky Sports

2018-05-25T11:17:00+01:00By

For almost 20 years Sky Sports Innovation Manager Mike Ruddell has been at the cutting edge of sports and broadcast technology, but this team player has always had one goal in mind - to give the viewers the best possible experience.

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Football bodies & broadcasters to tackle live UHD HDR

2018-05-23T15:32:00+01:00By

Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Compression enters the high-performance era

2018-05-11T09:58:00+01:00By

Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.

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Regional focus: North America

2018-04-20T09:57:00+01:00By

As the media technology industry gathered in Las Vegas for NAB, the IABM produced a regional report on one of the world’s largest broadcast and media markets.

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NAB 2018: UHD lenses in focus

2018-04-13T09:21:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The range of cameras with larger sensors from the likes of Arri, Panavision, Red and Sony offer more choice than ever when it comes to acquisition formats and lens options.

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UHD and HDR in the frame at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T19:32:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: A glut of statistics on consumer interest in UHD, as well as the unveiling of kit from the likes of Sony, Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic point to the steady uptake of UHD.

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The rise of AI and the decline of VR

2018-04-11T06:52:00+01:00By

Multi-platform delivery, 4K/UHD, IP infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI) are the growth areas of investment in media technology according to the latest analysis from the IABM released at NAB.

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UHD evolution: Phase B guidelines released

2018-04-10T02:08:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The Ultra HD Forum has released its Phase B guidelines demonstrating at the Las Vegas trade show the developments of UHD and HDR formats to enhance viewing experiences.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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Which UHD series will dominate MIPtv?

2018-03-28T11:59:00+01:00By

The Cannes MIPtv programming market in April will see plenty of 4K/UHD programming available. IBC365 looks at some of the anticipated highlights.

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What will be big at NAB 2018?

2018-03-27T15:02:00+01:00By

From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation

2018-02-19T16:44:00+00:00By

Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?

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One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security

2017-12-15T10:04:00+00:00Brought to you by

In this exclusive report, we examine how some of this year’s key trends are likely to evolve in 2018.

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What's holding back HDR?

2017-12-11T20:33:00+00:00By

The availability of BBC natural history series Blue Planet II in UHD HDR has been one of the more high profile recent HDR releases, but have the variety of industry standards and approaches hampered rollout?

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Whitepaper: Beyond resolution - HDR, WCG and HFR

2017-11-14T14:17:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores in detail the historical background as well as present and future developments in picture quality.

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Breaking into broadcasting

2017-11-10T12:18:00+00:00By

Last month, NEP UK opened its doors to students, showcasing the world of outside broadcast with experts from across the industry offering career advice.

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IBC2017 technical papers: UHD, HDR and WCG

2017-11-03T10:27:00+00:00

Papers on ultra high definition (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) featured prominently at this year’s show.

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Specifying colour tolerances for HDR and WCG displays

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Jaclyn A. Pytlarz and Elizabeth G. Pieri

With a new high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-colour-gamut (WCG) standard defined in ITU-R BT.2100, display and projector manufacturers are racing to extend their visible colour gamut by brightening and widening colour primaries.

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A brightness measure for HDR TV

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By K. C. Noland and M. Pindoria

The industry is taking its first steps in HDR production, as standards for a complete high dynamic range (HDR) television ecosystem near completion.

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Tone mapping influences the bit-rate and the bit depth

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Lenzen L. Hedtke R. and Christmann M.

HDR will need a higher bit-rate because of its minimum quantisation and the fact that the images have much more details in the highlights and shadows.

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Characterisation of processing artifacts in HDR

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By O. Baumann A. Okell and J. Ström

The new Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV standards define a container which allows content creators to offer the consumer a much more immersive visual experience.

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HDR for the second screen

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Sean T. McCarthy

HDR will soon be just as much about delivering great video experiences to tablets and smartphones as it is about delivering to the UHD TV in the living room.

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IBC2017 round-up: Halls 6 and 7

2017-09-29T09:49:00+01:00

Tools for creating enhanced and immersive TV, film and commercials in the form of HDR, VR and 360-degree content were on display across the halls 6 and 7.

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The UHD industry eclipse

2017-09-25T15:50:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Deep dive into a new generation of audio, better HDR and HFR were on the agenda when executives assembled during the Ultra HD Forum Masterclass.

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HD HDR has the wow factor

2017-09-18T14:50:00+01:00By

There are now more than 50 commercial Ultra HD services worldwide, but for many broadcasters, moving to UHD is a more distant aspiration.

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5G set to drive higher engagement

2017-09-18T12:13:00+01:00By David Wood

NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.

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Interview: Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus Technologies

2017-09-17T08:53:00+01:00By

The M&E industry is going through fundamental changes as consumers demand immediate access to content. By utilising the right technology, this demand can be met – and monetised.

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Interview: Bill Baggelaar, Sony Pictures

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

The demand for greater quality images means that those crafting UHD and HDR content need to do so in a reliable and cost-effective way.

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The technology that could change sport on TV

2017-09-14T12:10:00+01:00By

Ultra HD and VR might make all the headlines but when it comes to pushing the boundaries of sports production, but better use of data and artificial intelligence are likely to be the big winners, suggests David Shield.

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Is UHD TV on the rise or stalling?

2017-09-07T07:00:00+01:00

Overcoming a fragmented technology eco-system will be key to widescale take up of advanced formats such as UHD, writes Dr. Hans Hoffmann, EBU.

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HDR: Stepping into the limelight

2017-09-04T09:35:00+01:00

HDR, which recreates an image that’s close to what we see with the human eye, is gaining traction in the broadcast environment, says INSIGHT TV CEO Rian Bester.

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Monitoring UHD and HDR content

2017-08-08T08:41:00+01:00By

The advent of UHD and HDR has made the need for accurate monitoring in the field and post production suites more acute than ever before.

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HDR is now the name of the game

2017-07-17T10:23:00+01:00By

A London UHD conference, organised by satellite operator SES, heard speakers endorse High Dynamic Range as the de-facto production standard, especially for high-end drama.

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Shooting HDR: the tools for the job

2017-07-11T12:24:00+01:00By

With the range of tools available for acquiring HDR content greater than ever, productions are embracing the opportunity to create “natural and life-like images”.

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Managing VoD platforms and the delivery of content

2017-06-30T10:35:00+01:00By

The growing importance – and complexity – of VoD platforms has required vendors and service providers to provide sophisticated solutions.

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Making sense of the industry: the HPA Tech Retreat UK

2017-06-27T14:22:00+01:00By Richard Welsh and Barbara Lange

Change is inevitable in any industry, but the pace of technological change is accelerating and shows no sign of slowing, say Richard Welsh and Barbara Lange.

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New colours from old: converting assets to HDR

2017-06-26T09:03:00+01:00By

The technology to support end-to-end production of high dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) content is now proven and readily available.

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IP is key to format flexibility and future-proofing

2017-06-14T09:16:00+01:00By

IP-based solutions for broadcasters are paving the way for flexibility in business models with new capabilities and transparent workflows, said AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk.

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Insight TV CEO Rian Bester on the UHD channel’s growth

2017-06-09T10:56:00+01:00By

Two years ago, in October 2015, Insight TV launched its all-UHD entertainment channel.

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Linear TV "robust and alive and well" but SVOD excites

2017-06-02T07:37:00+01:00By

Executives at the DTG Summit agreed the future of broadcasting will be led by technology and innovation.

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NAB vendors state the case for HDR

2017-05-12T15:16:00+01:00By

In the search for the next big thing after HD, first came 4K. It was a simple concept to grasp: four times as many pixels must give a much better picture, surely?

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Netflix and Amazon invest in higher res tech

2017-05-11T16:26:00+01:00By

Amazon and Netflix are not only acquiring documentaries and films, but are also heavily involved in producing their own content using ultra high definition (UHD) technologies, according to a white paper – 4K and UHD: So much more than just HD Video – released by IHS Markit.

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High dynamic range: the different standards

2017-04-18T12:00:00+01:00By

Dolby and the BBC have led the development of two very different standards for creating an HDR image.

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Ready for 8K UHDTV broadcasting in Japan

2017-04-04T17:27:00+01:00By Yusuke Miki Tsuyoshi Sakiyama Kenichiro Ichikawa Mayumi Abe Seiji Mitsuhashi Masayuki Miyazaki

8K Super Hi-Vision (UHDTV) is a broadcasting medium featuring 16 times the number of pixels as Hi-Vision (HDTV) and 22.2 multichannel sound to provide a highly realistic “you are there” sensation.

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Curt Behlmer: Black is the new black

2017-04-04T13:26:00+01:00By

Curt Behlmer and his team are responsible for advancing the possibilities of cinema sight and sound, ensuring that Dolby technologies, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, fit into the industry’s content workflows.

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Spencer Stephens: Asking VR questions

2017-04-04T11:57:00+01:00By

Although exciting, we don’t have the vocabulary for talking about VR, yet we must ensure it works across multiple devices and delivers what consumers expect.

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Cisco CTO Dave Ward: Building a bigger and better internet

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

As well being SVP, Chief Architect and CTO of Engineering at Cisco Systems, Dave Ward also has ownership connections with both a vineyard and a tomato farm.

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What is the future for UHD and HD?

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

UHD and HD will forward together as technology advances to enable different frame sizes, frame rates and colorimetry on programmes.

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Prediction: Stellar growth for UHD

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By Catherine Wright

Is There a Business Case for UHD?’

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HDR specification...a long road

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By David Wood – DVB Chair Commercial Module - UHDTV

The specification for HDR has been some time in the making as technology changed and stakeholders juggled their varying constraints.

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Raymundo Barros: Building for a bigger and brighter future

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

As CTO at Globo, Raymundo Barros is responsible for overseeing engineering and technology operations. He led and spearheaded major initiatives such as the transition to digital TV and the creation and distribution of 4K, 4K HDR and 8K content.

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Michael Zink: 'HDR provides a truly differentiated experience for viewers'

2017-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By

As VP of Technology, Warner Bros. Michael Zink is responsible for exploring the emerging technologies that could enhance Warner Bros.’ capabilities in production, post production and distribution.

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Managing HDR content production and display device capabilites

2017-03-27T13:04:00+01:00By M. Zink; M. D. Smith Warner Bros. USA; Wavelet Consulting LLC USA

Next-generation video technologies include a variety of features – 4K resolution, high frame rates, wide color gamut, and high dynamic range.

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Delivery of High Dynamic Range video using existing broadcast infrastructure

2017-03-27T12:55:00+01:00By L. Litwic O. Baumann P. White Ericsson; M. S. Goldman Ericsson USA

4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV displays were introduced in 2012, with the promise of fundamentally changing television through having four times the spatial resolution of High Definition TV (HDTV), with 3840x2160 pixels.

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A 'display independent' High Dynamic Range television system

2017-03-24T16:36:00+00:00By T. Borer and A. Cotton BBC R&D

With improvements in technology, television with greater impact, more “presence”, deeper “immersion”, a “wow factor”, or, in short, better pictures, is now possible.

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HDR for legacy displays using sectional tone mapping

2017-03-21T13:29:00+00:00By Lenzen L. RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Germany

One of the main goals of future television is to create a more immersive experience. The viewer should get the feeling that he or she is inside the action.

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Image adaptation requirements for High Dynamic Range video under reference and non-reference viewing conditions

2017-03-21T13:29:00+00:00By M. Pindoria and S. Thompson British Broadcasting Corporation United Kingdom

High Dynamic Range video (HDR) is a relatively new technique which allows the content producer to more accurately reproduce an image without the suppression of highlights usually associated with conventional video.

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A single layer HDR video coding framework with SDR capability

2017-03-21T13:28:00+00:00By Edouard François Technicolor France Leon van de Kerkhof Philips Netherlands

The arrival of the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard enables the deployment of new video services with enhanced viewing experience, such as Ultra HD broadcast services. In addition to an increased spatial resolution, Ultra HD can bring a wider colour gamut (WCG) and a higher dynamic range (HDR) than ...

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High Dynamic Range subjective testing

2017-03-21T11:40:00+00:00By M. E. Nilsson and B. Allan British Telecommunications plc UK

UHD televisions are now retailing in significant numbers, and UHD services are starting to appear in the market.

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Real time cross-mapping of High Dynamic Range images

2017-03-20T17:34:00+00:00By J. A. Pytlarz K. D. Thurston D. Brooks P. Boon R. Atkins Dolby Laboratories USA

Broadcast production today utilises a single colour volume workflow, as majority of footage is captured in one format: SDR (gamma non-linear curve and ITU-R BT.709 (1) colour primaries).

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Conversion and HEVC compression of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video

2017-03-16T16:40:00+00:00By Jonatan Samuelsson and Jacob Strom Ericsson Sweden

Digital video compression has transformed the way in which television has been consumed and delivered to consumers for more than 25 years.

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UHD for broadcast and the DVB Ultra HD-1 Phase 2 standard

2017-03-10T10:20:00+00:00By Thierry Fautier Harmonic Inc. San Jose California USA

The primary focus of this paper is to describe the different video options that will be used for broadcast or unicast over HTTP.

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