Emerging standards are making the best of existing pixels. Understand the principles of HDR, learn how to build workflows to simplify production, and deliver the highest quality HDR pictures possible.
In the wake of the pandemic, Telestream has used the restrictions imposed on virtually every equipment supplier over the past few months to innovate and focus on providing new features for its products that facilitate remote operation and automated quality control for enterprise-scale broadcast and media operations.
With each new remote production and IT-centric infrastructure implementation, camera manufacturers are learning more and more about what it takes for a camera to operate seamlessly on an all-IP network. With the right design, production companies can send less equipment to live events and camera operators can work from anywhere—even those with limited skills.
To address the increasing consumer demand for exceptional quality content, many media professionals are implementing HDR solutions into their workflows, utilizing image sensors and cameras that inherently support wider density and color ranges. HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides viewers with enhanced contrast and increased brightness and more vibrant color, resulting in a far superior image when compared to current standard HD and 4K UHD signals.
With the benefit of two high end NLE’s, EDIUS and Rio, Grass Valley is continuing its advancements in all aspects of post-production.
Looking to address the demand for affordable, high-quality 4K UHD lenses for television news and sports, at the 2019 NAB Show Canon U.S.A. will unveil two new portable-zoom 4K UHD broadcast lenses as new additions to its UHDgc series. The new lenses, the CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B, are made for UHD cameras with 2/3-inch sensors. The company said both lenses provide 4K UHD imaging quality at a price point that’s less expensive, something the broadcast market asked for.
Brainstorm’s mastery of virtual sets and Augmented reality will be seen as even more photo realistic with real time ray tracing capability at their NAB 2019 exhibit.
Roland Professional A/V has introduced a new compact video switcher that delivers the full capabilities of 4K image quality in a switcher that offers users the ability to easily transition from HD to 4K as needed. Using Roland’s Ultra Scaler technology, scaling and format conversion is provided on each of the new V-600UHD’s inputs, allowing simultaneous use of full HD and high-pixel-density 4K sources, while also offering simultaneous output of 4K and 1080p resolutions.