Category Archives: Broadcast

IDEA Group Formed for Advanced Display Distribution Standards

A press conference at the 2019 NAB Show was used to launch the Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA).  Its mission is to create a suite of royalty-free specifications that address all immersive media formats, including emerging light field technology.  Founding members, including CableLabs, Charter Communications, Light Field Lab Inc, Otoy, and Visby, created IDEA to […]

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New Standards Emerging to Reduce Complexity of Streaming Content

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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Enterprise Survey: AR Adoption Coming Faster than you Think

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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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?

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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. […]

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

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 2)  

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media 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 […]

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PyeongChang Olympics Showcase Next Generation Broadcasting Options (Part 1)

by Chris Chinnock, Insight Media The PyeongChang Olympics in Korea provided an incredible platform for demonstrating the potential of next generation broadcast options. This included 8K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, Virtual Reality, ATSC 3.0 and 5G live broadcasting, plus an amazing drone demo. Unfortunately, the recently held SuperBowl was a big disappointment on that front with […]

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Is it Time to Consider Measuring Displays in their Use Case Environment?

Display performance is always measured in a very dark room, which is important if you want to know the limits of their performance. But display-based products are rarely viewed in real applications in a very dark room. Even cinemas and home theaters are rarely as dark as the testing environment. So, should we consider having […]

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Nanosys Details the Future of Quantum Dots

Quantum dot manufacturer Nanosys was at SID DisplayWeek speaking about quantum dots in the Business Conference, presenting papers in the symposium session and showcasing its technology on the exhibit floor while also revealing some future innovation in backroom discussions.  In all, the take away is that quantum dots hold great promise to provide a range […]

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