Category Archives: Broadcast

New Standards Emerging to Reduce Complexity of Streaming Content

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has been actively developing a new streaming standard called CMAF (Common Media Application Format).  With 60 participants and 3 years of effort, the group is nearly done with final specifications expected in early 2019.  What it promises to do is to streamline how content is encoded and delivered and improve […]

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Enterprise Survey: AR Adoption Coming Faster than you Think

I had a chance to speak with Geof Wheelwright, the Director of Marketing Communications at Atheer the other day regarding the results of an internal survey they did focusing on the use of Augmented Reality in the Enterprise market.  There were a number of interesting results but here is one clear highlight: 70% believe that […]

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Cable Industry Gearing up for High Bandwidth Needs of Light Field Displays

CableLabs, the development group funding by the cable industry, held their summer conference last week in Colorado.  A number of topics were discussed, but I want to focus on their views of display use in the future.  The video below, called The Near Future, Ready for Anything, was produced specifically for the event and provides […]

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QLED and Advanced Display Summit Announced

With the support of Samsung Electronics, Insight Media is again organizing a technology symposium in West Hollywood called the QLED and Advanced Summit Conference. The event will take place June 27-28 at The London West Hollywood. Five sessions are being organized: 8K Quantum Dots Display and Mastering Tools HDR Cinema microLEDs Speakers from Samsung and […]

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Should HDR Displays Follow the PQ Curve?

This topic of discussion started as an email thread in the HDR work group of the International Committee of Display Metrology (ICDM) and then sparked a long discussion in the recent face-to-face meeting in Mt. View, California. Per agreement with ICDM, they agreed to allow me to write this article. Many in the group believed […]

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Samsung Launches First U.S. LED Cinema Screen along with Post Production Facility

I had a chance to visit the first U.S.-based post production facility and commercial theaters in Los Angeles just prior to CinemaCon – both featuring Samsung’s LED technology. These are important milestones for Samsung and the visit highlighted the potential for the technology. It also highlighted the need to develop an HDR cinema solution acceptable […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 2)  

In part 1, I talked about 4K and 8K production but in this part, let’s focus on VR, 5G ATSC 3.0 and more. While VR content was pioneered at the Rio 2016 games, supporters say it is improved in 2018 especially due to the corporate support of Intel, which is working in collaboration with Olympic Broadcasting Services […]

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