In some parts of the industry UHD is entirely absent. Thierry Fautier is here to shine a light on the progress being made around the globe in deploying UHD.
Thierry starts off by defining terms – important because Ultra HD actually hides several, often unmentioned, formats behind the term ‘UHD’. This also shows how all of the different aspects of UHD, which include colour (WCG), HDR, audio (NGA) and frame rate to name only a few, fit together.
There’s then a look at the stats, where is HDR deployed? How is UHD typically delivered? And the famed HDR Venn diagram showing which TVs support which formats.
As ever, live sports is a major testing ground so the talk examines some lessons learnt, and features a BBC case study, from the 2018 World Cup. Not unrelated, there is a discussion on the state of UHD streaming including discussion of CMAF.
Leading nicely onto Content Aware Encoding (CAE), which was also in use at the world cup.
From Sky’s 2018 Tech Summit, we hear from across the industry about the activities the industry is engaged in to improve television and move it into the future.
Chris Johns, from Sky, starts by walking us through the current advances in TV; delivery methods, choice, and advances in video and audio.
Ian Nock from the UltraHD Forum, gives us the low-down on where UHD displays are heading, the inter-op work being spearheaded by the UHD Forum and specifications being agreed to bring technologies like HDR and Dolby Atmos into our homes.
Carys Hughes from Sky, explains her work ensuring that lip sync keeps pace with recent technology and remains at 0ms.
Phil Layton from BBC R&D takes us through the live UHD events the BBC has been doing, showing us how they have been steaming live.
Gill Reston also explains what the DPP has been doing in the industry particularly with IMF.