Three phrases seem to obsess TV technology experts just at the moment: High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wider Colour Gamut (WCG) and Higher Frame Rates (HFR). By and large the various broadcasting standards bodies are working towards a clutch of agreed specifications to fully embrace the snappy acronyms.
The bad news is that there are competing technology companies looking to see their solutions adopted as ‘the’ standard, especially for HDR and WCG. Indeed, the recent IBC technology show heard from various players that some of these standards and solutions will not be encapsulated into agreed standards until 2016-2018, and 2019 for 120 frames/second HFR.
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