Ultra HD Forum Guidelines 3

The Ultra HD Forum produces Guidelines to help the industry navigate the complex UHD landscape and focuses on end-to-end workflows from camera to consumer. Guidelines are available here for download at no cost, and you don’t even need to leave us your email.

What’s new in the NAB 2023 Version of the UHDF Guidelines document (v3).

The new 2023 NAB version of the Ultra HD Forum’s Guidelines (v3.0.0) is as a series of shorter ‘Rainbow Books,’ each focused on one aspect of Ultra HD: definitions, technology, production, distribution, and real-world experiences.

While most of the information has not changed from the previous version (2.6), we have added clarity to the sections on HDR in the production book (BLUE) and an update on linear metadata for immersive audio.  Some additional definitions of terms in the BLACK book, such as Single-Master HDR/SDR Production, were added.

Download the Rainbow books

Watermarking API for Encoder Integration 1.0.1

This document provides a C-based API for integrating watermarking technologies in content creation workflow, allowing interoperable integration in a transcoder. While initially targeting integration in workflows for ABR content preparation, it is also extendable to other cases. It supports various content format (baseband or compressed).

UHD Component Technologies

UHD Foundation Layer

End-to-end workflows for UHD services
Resolutions of 1080p (with HDR) & 2160p
HDR / WCG (PQ10, HLG10 & HDR10)
Channel-based immersive audio

Beyond Foundational Layer

Dual layer HDR technologies
Dynamic HDR Metadata systems
High Frame Rate (100/120 FPS)
Next Generation Audio
Ultra HD Distribution for Broadcast and OTT
Content Aware Encoding
Production Workflows and Conversions
End-to-End workflows for Ultra HD services

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