4EVER captures UHD Phase 2
December 10, 2014
By Chris Forrester
The French 4EVER consortium, which is testing and developing technologies for Ultra-HD, says that it captured a sporting event and music concert in the UHD Phase 2 format. UHD Phase 2 demands higher dynamic range in its image capture and high frame-rates.
Julien Libouban, a member of the 4EVER technical team, says that the concert (the Transmusicales music festival in Rennes) was especially relevant because of the high-intensity lighting used during the event.
The sports event was a basketball game with teams from the French professional league. This tested the fast play on the basketball court, where high frame-rates (HFR) could be tested and compared.
The 4EVER consortium is backed by many of the major players in French broadcasting and transmission, including France Télévisions, Orange, Technicolor, Nagra, Globecast, Ateme and others.