www.tvbeurope.com April 2015
Feature Flip around the natural order
HFR and HDR will transfer to mobiles. It is easier
This led to the subject of camera ranking on the
to put the interfaces into the home than putting
issues of resolution, sensitivity, noise, exposure
them into a broadcaster. Flip around the natural
range and recording format; the EBU, Sky and
order of things,” he said.
the BBC are leading a project to deﬁne what a
Talking again about Sky’s trials, he added: “You
camera has to be.
would not use the same sport twice. We look for
The purpose of perfecting the course
a different set of challenges, and the Ryder Cup
continued with a section on NHK and 8K and
had the issues of multiple cameras, very long cable
things such as 4K ofﬂine, and the scary factor of
runs, and a hostile environment,” said Johns.
transferring data around. A number of company
“For UHD production sport is the worse case
white paper submissions were mixed in, along
scenario, and if you can do a live sport event in
with discussion about Bayer ﬁltering, using proxies
UHD everything else becomes a little easier. I am
to create an EDL when you have RAW, AVB
not sure anything we have seen so far has had
over Ethernet, and gamut mapping algorithms
the wow factor, even the World Cup with Sony.
(there are three new SMPTE projects for large colour volumes). Johns mentioned a task force on networked
Prinyer Boon:“Colour gamut and HDR are complicated discussions, but hopefully the technical speciﬁcations will be cleared in mid-2016”
media production ﬂow, and issues around mixing
It looked good, but there is always one step we need to take.” As a potential course, ‘Navigating the UHD Ecosystem’ was incredibly dense and the
UHD metadata. The seminar wrapped with a
fast maturing BBC project for the IP delivery of 4K.
insertion of many commercial white paper
look at DVB-S2X, new work by the Pro MPEG
Netﬂix is a big player and big inﬂuence (and will
elements was confusing. But the return of a
Forum, HEVC dual-layer coding (to ﬁll in the HDR
use Dolby Vision).
SMPTE structure in the UK three years ago after
element), a paper on HEVC and HDR as that
Johns suggested we should look to Sky and
dual layer submitted by Vanguard/Dolby (bit
the BBC for the wow factor. “There is constant
leaders like Johns and Boon, suggests the
stream data): HDR is data movement intensive.
experimenting and with HDR and HFR we are
course can be created and kept fresh
Upcoming is the DVB proﬁle of MPEG-DASH, the
closer to the consumer than ever before.
with standards updates.
an 81-year gap, and the support of industry
Business, insight and intelligence for the broadcast media industry