This year at IBC, you will be able to comfortably sit in an 8K living room and enjoy a video broadcast so clear that it will make you lose yourself in a truly immersive experience that practically seems 3-D. This 8K setup will be brought to you by NHK, the Japanese public broadcaster that is leading ultra-high definition (UHD) technology development. Its super-high-vision channel held the world’s first 8K TV satellite broadcast in 2016 at the Rio Olympics, and plans to provide full 8K coverage of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have already been announced.
The Hospital Club in London has upgraded its television studio and control room to accommodate new 3G HD-SDI technologies, with capability for later 4k implement. The installation, which involved Grass Valley and Sony equipment, was carried out by UK systems integrator dB Broadcast.
EVS will showcase its latest live production technology including solutions around IP4Live - its IP transition scheme - and a VR motion replay tool.
BR Remote will show a new set of mini cameras in the Camball3 family at IBC. These new models feature greater precision in the remote control, completely smooth movement, and links to a computer.
Leading-edge video productions often become laboratories for the use of new technology or current technology applied in new ways. Many times the new solutions are not so much experimentation for new ideas, but just efforts to solve workflow issues. Here are two articles that illustrate how the programs’ producers used tested technology in new ways to solve old problems.
Tuesdays HPA Tech Retreat was all about 360 and VR, and Wednesday focused on the versioning explosion. On the final day, delegates were given a summary of the current state of the industry, and the influences of artificial intelligence on media and broadcasting.