New Standards Emerging to Reduce Complexity of Streaming Content

by Chris Chinnock

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has been actively developing a new streaming standard called CMAF (Common Media Application Format). With 60 participants and three years of effort, the group is nearly done with final …

Tags:Formats| OTT Video| Streaming Video

The Stuff That Makes Your Entertainment Enjoyable

by Andy Marken

“Look, all I’m asking, is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture.” — Ellie Arroway, “Contact,” …

Tags:Formats| HDR - High Dynamic Range| HPA Tech Retreat 2018| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12

Webcast: Mapping the Future of Video with HDR

by Isaac Oburu

Understanding the likely trajectory of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for video is complex and challenging – with no clear indication that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near …

Tags:Dolby| Formats| HDR - High Dynamic Range

VoD Rise Creates Need for IMF

by Tom Allen

Hans Hoffman of the European Broadcasters’ Union was speaking about the Interoperable Master Format, which had been touched upon by Netflix on the previous day (Netflix Deplores ‘Versionitis’). VoD services are rising quickly in …

Tags:Broadcast| EBU| Formats| HPA Tech Retreat| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 28

Netflix Deplores ‘Versionitis’

by Tom Allen

Mike Whipple and Sean Durkin are from Netflix and discussed the process of sourcing content, and producing originals, for the service. Because much of Netflix’s content comes from external sources like broadcasters, the company …

Tags:Formats| HPA Tech Retreat| Large Display Monitor| Netflix| Post Production| Vol 23 - Issue 28

ICDM Launches File Formats Workgroup

by Tom Allen

The International Committee for Display Metrology has announced a new workgroup, for file format management and standardisation. Based in OpenEXR, Workgroup 4 aims to develop a file format standardisation effort for displays and related …

Tags:Formats| ICDM| Large Display Monitor| Measurement| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 14

UltraHD Needs Demystifying in Retail, Says Uden

by Tom Allen

Andrew Uden is the senior technical manager at UK supermarket chain, Asda, which is owned by Walmart. He spoke about developments in the TV industry, starting with an informal poll to see how many …

Tags:DTG| DTG Summit 2015| Formats| HDTV| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Retail| Retailers| Smart TV| Standards| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 20