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4K vs 8K: What’s the Outlook for Broadcasters in 2021?

Explore the state of the 4K and 8K industries, from technology adoption, to solutions broadcasters should consider to stay ahead of the curve.

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HEVC Market Perspectives: Broadcast and Streaming

With new codecs on the horizon, now is the time to look at what’s going on with HEVC in 2020.

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Managing Bandwidth Congestion With Bitrate Reduction for OTT Services

OTT video consumption is rising rapidly. To effectively manage bandwidth congestion, some popular streaming services are reducing their bitrate by 25%. Here, we’ll help shed light on why and also give some guidance on what can be done in both the short and mid-term to cope.

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UHD HDR Video Delivery and Cost-Effective, Low-Latency Solutions

Consumers today are watching video on a growing number of screens, and video quality expectations are constantly increasing. While HD video is the mainstream viewing experience today, UHD HDR is getting attention — both from consumers and standards organizations. The reason UHD HDR is attractive is because it provides viewers with an immersive video experience at a resolution that is four times greater than HD. HDR expands the available color space, creating more vivid pictures, and increasing brightness and points of darkness.

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Streaming Traffic Surges: Solutions to Improve the Video Experience

The European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services asked major streaming platforms like Netflix and YouTube to reduce the impact of streaming on the internet. Another side effect of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Some feared they would now only be able to view content in Standard Definition (SD).

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4K for Sports: Getting the Big Game in UHD HDR

Today’s UHD HDR technology is maturing. However, even with dozens of cameras and specialty slow-motion equipment, we’re not yet able to film an entire game in 4K. To provide an entire game in UHD HDR today, you need to upscale from the initial shot format. The video for this year’s American football championship final was produced in 1080p60 and upconverted to 2160p60. The signal was produced in HLG and then sent in different HDR formats:

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