The Ultra HD Forum, the global organisation defining industry best practices for the introduction of technologies that will facilitate the ultra-high-definition (UHD) viewing experience, has used the occasion of the 2016 NAB Show to release the first phase of industry Guidelines on end-to-end workflows for creating and delivering live and pre-recorded UHD content.
This first release of the Guidelines lets the Forum’s growing membership of 46 target 2016 deployments. Both technical and commercial challenges are addressed such production, distribution and consumer decoding of UHD programing with SDR and HDR content. The guidelines take into account the production workflow and challenging backward compatibility constrains. A future release will target 2017 and beyond.
“We are proud of this collective work synthesising contributions from content providers, broadcasters, service providers, professional equipment manufacturers, technology solution providers, CDNs, chip-makers and device manufacturers,” declared Thierry Fautier, President of the Ultra HD Forum. “This would not have been possible without close collaboration with our colleagues at MPEG, DVB, DASH-IF, ATSC, SCTE, SMPTE, CableLabs, NAB and the UHD Alliance, with whom strong liaisons are being built.”