Dolby Demos Live Ultra HD with HDR

Dolby Laboratories teamed with Envivio to showcase a live feed of Ultra HD video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) at IBC. The technology pairing used Muse video processing software and Dolby’s Dolby Vision and audio format Dolby AC-4.

At IBC an HEVC feed along with HDR information was encoded by Envivio Muse Live UHD in real-time and played back on a 65” Dolby Vision compatible 4K television. The Envivio encoder has been used in successful Ultra HD broadcast events, such as FIFA’s World Cup, and the French Open tennis tournament for distribution across satellite, cable TV, terrestrial or IP networks.

Envivio claims to be the first to demonstrate real-time encoding in both Dolby Vision and audio format Dolby AC-4.

“With Dolby we have broadcast events such as the French Open in 4K with AC-4 audio, to demonstrate how our technologies together help the video industry move to the next level of quality audio and video delivery," said Julien Signés, CEO, Envivio. “With the added support of HDR, we are highlighting the readiness of the video industry to move to the to the next level of audio and visual experience and delivering images that engage the senses and stir the emotions of viewers anywhere across the globe.”

Said Giles Baker, svp, broadcast business group, Dolby Laboratories, “At IBC Dolby and Envivio will show the industry’s readiness to deliver Dolby Vision and show how it delivers images that captivate the viewer’s senses with astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and brilliant colour you can feel,” said. “With a wider colour gamut and HDR, Dolby Vision revolutionises the viewing experience in the cinema and on TV, and Dolby is working closely with key partners like Envivio to bring these experiences to broadcast viewers around the world.”

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Remote Production: Synchronizing Video Sources Over The Internet

Live broadcasts are seen as nirvana in terms of attracting an audience. Presenting a live event, especially sports, in real-time and high quality, draws audiences like no other content. Yet, successfully originating these broadcasts is often both expensive and complex. ​A…

Cost-effective IP Contribution and Distribution

Saving dollars is one of the reasons broadcasters are moving to IP. Network speeds have now reached a level where real-time video and audio distribution is a realistic option. Taking this technology to another level, Rohde and Schwarz demonstrate in…

IMF - Interoperability and Content Exchange Made Easy

As the television business has become more global, and evolving consumer devices spawn the need for ever more formats, there has been an explosion of the number of versions that are needed for an item of content. The need to…

Myths and Truths About Standards Conversion

Everyone knows what standards converters do, right? Broadcast professionals recognize that changing the video format and frame rate is necessary when sharing materials internationally or when integrating movies into TV schedules. In fact, there are many types of standards conversion…

Broadcast For IT - Part 17 - Compression Formats

The bewildering number of video and audio compression formats available is difficult for those new to the industry to come to terms with. For broadcast engineers and IT engineers to work effectively together, IT engineers must understand the formats used,…