The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has released its test suite version 9.0 to support the latest Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) 2 specification. The group said the new release is an
In the last article, we looked at the monitoring packet delay in real-time. In this article, we continue the theme of looking at a network from a broadcast engineers’ point of view so they can better communicate with the IT department, and look at FEC (Forward Error Correction).
Operating within an increasingly competitive marketplace, manufacturers of broadcast equipment have had to get creative in how they attract and interact with their customers. The goal is to get closer to the buyer and help them make the tough technology choices broadcasters and others are going to have to make
Following its acquisition of SpectraCal, Portrait Displays has released a new version of CalMAN calibration software for HDR-10, compatible with the Rhode & Schwarz VTC/VTE/VTS series of professional test pattern generators. High dynamic range (HDR) is a spectacular technology advancement making home theater displays more intensive and more
X-Rite has updated their i1 display profiler to support Rec. 2020 and DCI-p3 workflows. The device allows a computer display to be set up to a known profile, with regular checks maintaining calibration as the monitor ages. For the new generation of video editors who have embraced grading and looks, the
Broadcast and IT network engineers view the same datalink quite differently. Neither viewpoint is wrong, but confusion between terms and performance set the stage for misunderstanding. Tony Orme explains terminology and how both types of engineers can better understand the other.
A second suggested article may help broadcasters moving into
As the broadcasters increasingly embrace IP infrastructures, two phenomena are becoming apparent. The first is that network engineers and managers are increasingly mobile. Their lives no longer revolve around an operations centre. Rather, they spend an increasing amount of time on the road, monitoring and optimising their networks.