Andre Meterian, Director of Broadcast & proAV, EMEA for Panasonic, looks at the state of the industry

4K video is taking the industry by storm, with increasing demand for the ultra high-definition format amongst broadcasters and cinematographers looking to future proof themselves.

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Andre Meterian, Director of Broadcast & proAV, EMEA for Panasonic

The growth of multi-platform and on-demand content consumption has also brought the need for cloud and live streaming technology to the fore, and we see Media over IP (MoIP) remaining a long term major industry driver.

Related to this is efficiency, which is the current flavour of the day in broadcast as internet streaming continues to disrupt the traditional broadcast model. We see this as likely to lead to significant changes in workflows and increased automation over the next few years.

The drive for efficiency can also be witnessed through efforts to improve compression for enhanced streaming performance.

Lightweight video compression makes 4K video transmission realistic.

The gateway converts 4K/60p baseband signals into IP packets and uses TICO compression to enable transmission of up to three channels of 4K/60p on a single 10GB Ethernet cable.

It enables two-channel 4K/60p signals or eight-channel HD signals in a 1U size complying with SMPTE 2022, SMPTE 2059 and SMPTE RDD 35, as well as time-synchronisation through the IP network.

This content was first published at IBC2016

The views expressed are those of the author.