By Okofo Addai, Technical Director DIE NEUE 107.7
DIE NEUE 107.7 is based in Stuttgart, Germany and it is the most listened to local radio station in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The programme with the best rock and pop songs is broadcasted on seven FM frequencies, via DAB+, digital cable and, of course, through the internet as web stream.
Viewers are seeking a broadcast experience which more closely emulates the real world. Broadcast Manufactures have improved picture quality changing analogue to digital. We also have seen increased resolutions however there is still be a missing element. The missing element, realistic colour and contrast which better emulates the human eye. Broadcast technology and displays have limited colour and contrast ranges based on transmission technologies which have gone largely unchanged since the 1950’s.
Today however this has changed and there is opportunity to harness High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) on existing SDR transmission and HDR transmissions. Utilizing SL-HDR1 incorporating both static and dynamic metadata it is possible in both UHD and HD to deliver a single SDR signal and view on SDR as well as reconstruct full HDR for HDR devices. The single signal allows particularly Asian Broadcasters in HD to deliver the richest colours and highest contrast video to their viewers without increasing transmission costs. This efficient delivery enables broadcasters to deploy HDR today.
This 2-Day Course Will Cover:
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Dolby PQ approach to HDR
- BBC/NHK Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) approach to HDR
- SMPTE 2084, 2086 & 2094 HDR standards
- ITU-R BT.2100 HDR production and international programme exchange standard
- HDR deliverables – Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, SL-HDR1
- HDR workflows
- HDR tone mapping
- HDR compatibility with standard dynamic range (SDR) equipment
- HDR capture
- HDR displays
Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
- Why wide color gamut is an intrinsic part of HDR
- The WCG color spaces
- The WCG standard – ITU-R BT.2020
- WCG primaries, white point and color matrix
- WCG workflows
- The WCG Academy Color Encoding Space (ACES)
- Moving between color spaces
- WCG capture
- WCG displays
Software and system developers have learned to minimize latency and jitter when writing to physical NICs, but what are the parameters for virtual NICs in virtual machines? This presentation by Thomas Burns (CTO, Media & Entertainment, Dell EMC) will explore select variables in hardware and software packages for virtual production. [bc_video video_id="5771900916001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Broadcasters around the world are adopting new transmission standards, while in the U.S., stations are preparing to move to new channel assignments, even as they eye single frequency networks as their ticket to reaching consumers moving around outside the home. All of these transmission changes open up new possibilities for in-band and co-channel interference, and as engineers prepare to cope with those, they will also need solutions for dealing with the special monitoring needs of SFNs. It all adds up to the need for a new level of sophistication in signal monitoring and analysis.