Category Archives: Broadcast

We Need a Definition for a High Dynamic Range Display

I am at the SMPTE Fall Conference in Hollywood, where I am learning all about the ecosystem for High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and High Frame Rate (HFR), among other topics. That means ways to capture, process and produce, encode, deliver and display such content. This of course, is a hot topic […]

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SpectraCal Seeks to Solve HDR Monitor Evaluation Need

A number of companies in Hollywood and beyond are already developing High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. But do they have accurate and calibrated HDR displays to master on? That’s the problem that SpectraCal is seeking to solve with its latest display evaluation software, CalMAN v5.6. To be clear, CalMAN v5.6 is not just for HDR […]

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Infocomm Issues Draft Standard for Contrast on Direct View Displays – But is it Right?

InfoComm has issued (July 9, 2015) a new draft standard called “Direct View Display Image Systems Contrast Ratio”. It can be reviewed here. But some believe the system contrast specification for watching movies is just plain wrong – and they have posted a video showing side-by-side examples to prove the point (see videohere). You should […]

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AptoVision is the Silicon Driving New 4K AV over IP Products

Ever noticed that development of key communication silicon leads to whole new categories of connectivity?  Consider Silicon Image (now Lattice Semiconductor) and the HDMI and MHL interfaces.  How about Valens and the HDBaseT ecosystem?  Now we have AptoVision providing FPGA-based chipsets to drive video, audio, Ethernet and more over conventional IP switches. AptoVision calls their […]

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) is Coming, but How Will it Impact Your Business?

By now you have probably heard the buzz about high dynamic range, or HDR.  But you may also be wondering if this is something you need to know more about, how it might impact your business and when.  This article may help a little in answering these questions. First of all, what is HDR?  In […]

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New Technologies Driving Innovation in Professional Display Markets

HDR, BT2020, VR, AR, LED, Laser, Laser-Phosphor, QD, HLD, UHD, 4K, 8K.  If you know what are these terms mean and how they will impact your business – you are ahead of the curve.  If not, then you have a great opportunity to learn all about these technologies and how they will reshape professional markets […]

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2015 Report on NAB and Technology Summit on Cinema Available

Insight Media and Meko analysts attended the 2015 Technology Summit on Cinema and NAB events in Las Vegas recently.  This new report covers much of the leading edge news from these two shows.  The nearly 50-page report is available now for $199.  It includes many original by-lined news an analysis articles and links to video […]

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360-Degree Capture of NBA All-Star Game

Thought the capture of 180- and 360-degree video content was a recent phenomenon driven be the capabilities of the Oculus Rift and Samsung GearVR?  BigLook360 did their first production way back in 1999 and just recently shot the NBA All-Star game in the format.  Content should be ready for viewing on the GearVR at the […]

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