The Ultra HD Forum comes to Vegas with seven demos, including VVC, ATSC, NGA, ST 2110, and SDR-to-HDR interoperability based on new industry initiatives, two conference sessions, and an updated service tracker with over 312 Ultra HD Services worldwide.
|FREMONT, CA – April 15, 2022 – The Ultra HD Forum brings together broadcasters, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and technology vendors to accelerate Ultra HD television deployment and today announces a whirlwind of activity at NAB 2022:
The Themed Demos
The Ultra HD Form booth W6132 in West Hall shows seven+ demonstrations. The main contributors are Forum members Ateme, BBC R&D, Dolby, Fairmile West, Fraunhofer, Harmonic Inc, InterDigital, LGE, NBCU, and Ross Video.
Advances in Ultra HD Delivery
Progress in Ultra HD Production
Improved consumption of Ultra HD content
Industry Guidelines V2.6
The comprehensive V2.6, released at NAB 2022, includes a new annex on NGA Production workflow tools and real-world examples, updated to color accuracy in converting between SDR/HDR and HDR/SDR, and an update to Brazil’s next-generation broadcast technologies. The new version also includes essential information on single stream HDR/SDR workflows from NBCU and an improved definition of HDR. Many updates throughout the document include IP production technologies, terrestrial broadcasting of UHD, trials of NGA audio, etc.
The Guidelines v2.6 will be released during the 2022 NAB Show and available for download at ultrahdforum.org/guidelines/.
Among its multiple activities, the Forum will show some of the work in two ongoing initiatives around industry pain points:
Conference sessions and meetings
The Ultra HD Forum is running two conference sessions in W6428 in the Connect Experiential Zone on Wednesday, April 27, starting at 10:00 AM.
These sessions will be followed by a meeting reserved for members and prospective members.
Update to the Ultra HD Service Tracker
Covid-related lockdowns have slowed down the uptake of new services, but the Forum is pleased to note that new Ultra HD services are regularly being launched.
|The Forum’s updated UHD Service Tracker can be accessed at ultrahdforum.org/uhd-service-tracker/. There are also several in-depth analysis blogs on the website.
Regarding the Ultra HD Forum
Formed in 2015, the Ultra HD Forum is the global organization promoting market adoption of Ultra HD by defining industry best practices for layering core and enhancement technologies for the next-generation television experience. The organization facilitates interoperability testing and collaborates with industry standards bodies to align standard development activities. A list of member companies and additional information about the organization is available at ultrahdforum.org and by following @UltraHDForum on Twitter.
Media and Analyst Contact:
Marta Twardowska-Rienks for Ultra HD Forum
E: [email protected], M: +31 621184585
Please reach out to secure a briefing at the show with a personalized guide of the demos. Remote briefings are also available.
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