Topic/Summary: The broadcast industry is migrating towards an all-IP environment. One critical aspect needing to enable the transition is the accurate distribution of synchronization to all end stations in campus/WAN and studio/LAN scenarios over Ethernet/IP. SMPTE has recently standardized ST-2059-2, the Professional Broadcast Applications profile, based on IEEE1588 standard.
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The latest flavor of TV coming to consumers is "High Dynamic Range" TV which adds increased details and brightness to images increasing the sense of realism. UHDTV already includes Wide Color Gamut (WCG) with the standard Rec.2020. What is the current status of standards and the industry roll-out of HDR? How does it connect with UHDTV? What engineering challenges remain? How will content be re-mastered for this enhancement to TV? The talk describes the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) for production and post-production as enabling content for HDR and
4K the Bigger Picture
Is 4K going to be another 3D? or is it going to stick around?
This month we continue our investigation of using IP technology in the media producing eco-system by visiting the PAC-12 Network operation center in San Francisco.
PAC-12 Network went on the air in August 2012 providing an outlet for televising athletic events from its member universities year around. From its inception the network’s operation center was built to utilize the best technology to fulfill this mission.