UHD Guidelines 2.1 ready for download

We’re proud to release the first unified Guidelines including

End-to-end workflows for UHD services

Resolutions of 1080p (with HDR) and 2160p

HDR / WCG (PQ10, HLG10 and HDR10)

Channel-based immersive audio

Dual-layer HDR technologies

Dynamic HDR Metadata systems (Dolby Vision & SL-HDR1)

High Frame Rate (100/120 FPS)

Next Generation Audio (Dolby AC-4 & MPEG-H Audio)

Content-Aware Encoding

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New Guidelines V2.1 & demos shown at IBC along with the Ultra HD Forum’s first 8K technology demo.

In our booth in the Future Zone we showed:

Universal HDR: coexistence of foundation HDR technology & dynamic metadata for best possible content reproduction.

DVB-compliant Dolby Vision

Effect of resolution and frame rate on HDR Content.

8K streaming over an operator IPTV network

Conversions between HDR and SDR and 8K production for 4K distribution.

@UHD4k: another exclusive preview of latest update to HDR ecosystem tracker.

Also, don’t our masterclass on Saturday 14th to a packed room gave the audience learning from trailblazing operates involved in UHD For over 5 years … stayed tuned for a report.

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The Ultra HD Forum is bringing together market leaders from every part of the industry; broadcasters, service providers, consumer electronics, and technology vendors to collaborate on solving the real-world hurdles, and accelerating Ultra HD deployment.




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