Category: IBC

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DVB Chairman Phil Laven bringing 4K DVB-UHDTV through DVB-S2X

Posted by Charbax – October 8, 2014

Developing DVB-S Satellite, DVB-C Cable and DVB-T Terrestrial open, interoperable, and market driven Broadcasting standards for the world to use, The DVB Project is an Alliance of about 200 companies, originally of European origin but now worldwide. Its objective is to agree on specifications for digital media delivery systems, including broadcasting. It is an open, private sector initiative with an annual membership fee, governed by a Memorandum of Understanding.

NewTek TalkShow VS-100 Skype video calling production system

Posted by Charbax – September 28, 2014

NewTek, creator of the TriCaster and VideoToaster, releases their new VS-100 Skype video calling production system, designed for television studios and live event producers, it transforms Skype video calls for best use in live TV or online streaming video shows, supporting higher video quality with NewTek's image processing system with failover to custom, still image when unforeseen bandwidth constraints occur and more to make the Skype calls better and more easily usable for TV productions and online live streaming video.

You can read more about NewTek's TalkShow VS-100 at http://www.newtek.com/products/talkshow/what-is-talkshow.html

Altera 14nm ARMv8 made by Intel

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2014

Altera talks about their upcoming ARM solution made at the Intel Fab using Intel's 14nm Tri-Gate technology, it's the Altera Stratix10 FPGA delivering 2x core performance increase over previous FPGA solutions, 70% power savings using the 64bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor design, 3D-capable for integrating SRAM, DRAM ASIC, all manufactured on Intel's 14nm Tri-Gate Fab. See more at: http://www.altera.com/devices/fpga/stratix-fpgas/stratix10/stx10-index.jsp You can also watch my video filmed last year with analyst Nathan Brookwood who initially reported on Intel manufacturing ARM Processors for Altera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XB88WVxBsY

DivX MPEG-DASH video-on-demand

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2014

DivX shows their Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) video-on-demand demo. It is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers. Similar to Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) solution, MPEG-DASH works by breaking the content into a sequence of small HTTP-based file segments, each segment containing a short interval of playback time of a content that is potentially many hours in duration, such as a movie or the live broadcast of a sports event. The content is made available at a variety of different bit rates, i.e., alternative segments encoded at different bit rates covering aligned short intervals of play back time are made available. As the content is played back by an MPEG-DASH client, the client automatically selects from the alternatives the next segment to download and play back based on current network conditions. The client selects the segment with the highest bit rate possible that can be downloaded in time for play back without causing stalls or rebuffering events in the playback. Thus, an MPEG-DASH client can seamlessly adapt to changing network conditions, and provide high quality play back without stalls or rebuffering events.

HDMI 2.0 is 4K 60fps at 18Gbit/s

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2014

HDMI is to be the standard for 4K, supporting 18Gbit/s bandwidth for uncompressed 4K at 60fps, every major 4K TV includes HDMI 2.0 support.

8K 120Hz demo by NHK Japan

Posted by Charbax – September 19, 2014

Japanese NHK public broadcast R&D group shows their 120Hz 8K display and camera (at 144Gbit/s through optical) by Hitachi (red/blue/green prism sensors) and Astro (single image sensor) that I filmed here. Japan wants to just leapfrog 4K and go directly to 8K testing 8K broadcasts starting in 2016, with full massive deployments targetted for 2020 where everyone in Japan will maybe be able to receive 8K TV.