Category archives for: HD/3D

SMPTE backs “dazzling” HDR spec

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) on September 10 is to release a technical standard covering High Dynamic Range (HDR) images that will – in essence – match the Dolby Vision proposals from Dolby Labs. The concept could allow viewers to see what has been described as “dazzling” in its treatment of whiter whites and permitting much […]

Survey: 4K mainstream within 10 years

Findings from a global survey of media executives conducted by satellite services provider Intelsat has revealed that 4K Ultra High Definition Television (4K UHDTV) is headed for broad adoption, Intelsat notes that since it was first announced has been met with both excitement and scepticism within and outside of the media industry, but the signs are that 4K UHDTV will […]

Ministry: 50% Japanese homes U-HD by 2020

Japan’s Internal Affairs & Communications Ministry has issued the most bullish forecast yet of the country’s take-up of Ultra-HD, in both 4K and 8K versions. The ministry says that both 4K and 8K experimental broadcasts will start in 2016 paving the way for full-scale transmissions – in both formats – starting in 2018. All broadcasting will take place initially on […]

Hispasat offers 4K LatAm test channel

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is to offer a free test channel to enable Latin American pay-TV providers and distributors to air 4K programming in the region. Speaking at the Congresso Latino-Americano Satélites conference in Rio de Janeiro, Elena Pisonero, chairman of Hispasat, told news agency Efe that the operator wanted to encourage regional players to try out and invest in […]

No ‘emotional difference’ between 2D and 3D


The increased visual realism of 3D films is believed to offer viewers a more vivid and lifelike experience – more thrilling and intense than 2D because it more closely approximates real life. However, psychology researchers at the University of Utah, among those who use film clips routinely in the lab to study patients’ emotional conditions, have found that there is […]

Vodafone Germany, Cisco 4K STB

Cisco is collaborating with Vodafone Germany to develop Germany’s first 4K capable set-top box, which is being demonstrated at the IFA 2014 show in Berlin. The Ultra-HD next-generation offering will be available to subscribers within the first half of 2015 and will be the basis for all TV receivers available from Vodafone in the future. The Cisco Videoscape MediaHighway set-top […]

NHK cracks 8K/120fps for IBC

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Japan’s public broadcaster says it will be showcasing FIFA World Cup footage captured in 8K ‘Super Hi-Vision’ at IBC. The footage will be shown in 120 frames/second for super-smooth and high-detail viewing. NHK says it collaborated with FIFA to produce 8K images of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. “The finest moments of play were captured with 120Hz frame […]

Digital TV labs HEVC solutions for 4K OTT and DVB

Digital TV Labs, the digital media testing company that specialises in testing tools and services for validating digital media and device conformance, is launching a range of products designed to aid in the development and deployment of next generation 4K / UHDTV services utilising the latest HEVC compression standard. The ISO/IEC and MPEG developed standard is seen as the most […]

MStar DivX HEVC UHD chip

DivX, a provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and MStar Semiconductor, a global expert in semiconductor solutions, has announced that MStar HEVC TV SoC will be the first digital television chip to receive DivX HEVC Certification, enabling the playback of highly efficient DivX HEVC Ultra-HD video. “By delivering the first digital television chip that is DivX Certified for HEVC Ultra […]

4EVER shoots Equestrian Games in 8K

The French 4EVER Consortium, backed by the likes of France Televisions and Orange Labs, is shooting 8K/UHD-2 at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, currently taking place. The experimental filming started September 2nd and the event is being captured in extremely high frame rates of up to 200 fps, as well as testing high dynamic range options and 4K […]

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