Producing HDR broadcasts with a mix of HDR and SDR sources has never been easier than with Cobalt’s implementation of Technicolor’s Intelligent Tone Mapping (ITM) and SL-HDR technology. With the 9904-UDX-4K processing card SDR can be turned into HDR dynamically without operator intervention. Similiarly HDR sources can be fed to SDR trucks or facilities if the production was shot in SDR.
For distribution of HDR content, Cobalt leverages Technicolor’s SL-HDR encode to create an SDR signal with metadata that can be reconstructed downstream to play the original HDR signal, or SDR depending on the capabilities of the TV or set top box. This allows for a single stream of transport to support both HDR and SDR devices. With the 9904-UDX-4K-HDR unit, the end-user can select to use Static, Dynamic, or Intelligent Dynamic HDR.