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2013 NAB Show Anticipated Trends

2013 NAB Show Anticipated Trends | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

When you look in the rear view mirror of the annual NAB Show, there ought to be a collection of both the past and future: an honest look at what hasn’t worked; what’s awaiting the industry a few months down the line; what’s coming 10 years into the future.

 

Television broadcasting needs to drive for a new and more capable next-gen platform,” said Mark Aitken, vice president of advanced technology at Sinclair Broadcast. For many broadcasters and for the networks, it’s 4K; for others it’s the promise of mobile TV.

 

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NAB 2013 - Conversations with Filmmakers on the topic of 4K


While roaming the floor at NAB 2013, we sought out filmmakers and creatives to ask them about a very prevalent 2013 trend: 4K.


We wanted to hear their unfiltered thoughts on the role of 4K in acquisition and distribution.


Here's what we learned...


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The 4K Wave Rolls into the NAB Trade Show

The 4K Wave Rolls into the NAB Trade Show | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


At this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, Ultra HD (4K) displays were the talk of the show.


If 4K displays are to succeed, they will need 4K content and that is where the NAB trade show comes in.


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RED is Building 6K Dragon Cameras Live at NAB in a Custom-Built Clean Room

RED is Building 6K Dragon Cameras Live at NAB in a Custom-Built Clean Room | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

In what is probably the wildest thing I have seen thus far at NAB 2013, RED has built a ridiculous clean room for its engineers to perform Dragon camera builds on the show floor – complete with windows for spectators to watch the magic happen.

 

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NAB: Speakers Discuss Early 8K Activity

NAB: Speakers Discuss Early 8K Activity | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

4K is a pervasive topic this week at the NAB Show, but hang on: The 8K flavor of Ultra HD -- representing a whopping 16 times the picture resolution as today’s HD -- is also generating discussion on some panels.

 

Jim Houston, principal of Starwatcher Digital and AMPAS Scitech Council member, even predicted that it would be as easy to accommodate 8K 120 frames per second in a decade as it is do 2K today.

 

 

To illustrate the difference in file sizes, he related that today dailies can account for roughly 2.5 TB of data per day, while 8K at 120 fps could bring that number to 187TB.


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NAB 2013: Motorola showcases HEVC encoding

NAB 2013: Motorola showcases HEVC encoding | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Consistent with its ongoing programme to drive the uptake of broadcast systems based on the new standard, Motorola Mobility is to showcase HEVC-based compression and real-time encoding technology.

 

HEVC video compression technology is claimed to have the ability to reduce  bandwidth by up to 50% compared with the existing MPEG-4 AVC standard while  still delivering same quality of viewing experience.

 

Motorola Mobility Website:

http://www.motorola.com

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  SU2017

 

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Vizrt demonstrates new 4K rendering capability and IP streaming from Viz Engine

Vizrt demonstrates new 4K rendering capability and IP streaming from Viz Engine | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

At this year’s show, representatives from Vizrt will demonstrate Viz Engine’s new ability to render 4K graphics in real-time as well as its IP media streaming capabilities.

 

These live, interactive demonstrations will be part of the company’s overall mission at this year’s NAB – highlighting an integrated workflow for video and graphics production and distribution.

 

VIZRT Website:

www.vizrt.com

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  SL3305

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Adobe Premiere Pro's New Features Push It Closer to 'Final Cut Pro 8' Wish Lists

Adobe Premiere Pro's New Features Push It Closer to 'Final Cut Pro 8' Wish Lists | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Adobe is teasing some of its new Premiere Pro features just ahead of NAB 2013.

 

Over the past couple of years, Adobe has been doing a decent job of listening to customer feedback in adding features to Premiere Pro.

 

In many instances, these added features were simply standard features picked up from Final Cut Pro 7 – things that those switching to Premiere Pro instantly missed.

 

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2013 NAB Show - NAB Labs Futures Park

2013 NAB Show - NAB Labs Futures Park | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

At the 2013 NAB Show, the NAB Labs Futures Park will feature numerous high-profile media technologies in development around the world, specifically chosen by NAB Labs for demonstration to the broad international audience in attendance.

 

List and Websites of Companies:

 

NHK (Super Hi-Vision)

http://www.nhk.or.jp/digital/en/super_hi/index.html

 

ETRI

http://www.etri.re.kr/eng/main/index.etri

 

NICT

http://www.nict.go.jp/en/about/

 

EBU

http://www3.ebu.ch/cms/en/home

 

WMWA

http://www.amwa.tv/

 

Zaxel Corporation

http://www.zaxel.com/

 

Project Fine

http://projectfine.eu/

 

Nanyang Technological University

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/index.aspx

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

http://www.rit.edu/

 

 

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 LABS FUTURES PARK:  North Hall - N1336

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Thomson Video Networks embraces HEVC compression standard

Thomson Video Networks embraces HEVC compression standard | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

In one of the first worldwide implementations of HEVC, Thomson Video Networks’s ViBE VS7000 multi-screen video encoding/transcoding system now provides support for the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression standard for live and offline applications.

 

Thomson Video Networks Website:

https://www.thomson-networks.com/

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  SU2611

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Panasonic Plans for 2K, 4K and More with AVC Ultra

Panasonic Plans for 2K, 4K and More with AVC Ultra | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Panasonic announced a new, shoulder-mount camcorder, the AG-HPX600, this afternoon.

 

Company officials called it "future proof" because recording with new AVC Ultra master-quality codecs will become an option sometime in 2013, as will the use of a new, highly efficient proxy format.

 

The lightweight camera — it weighs less than seven pounds — will ship sometime this fall for an expected list price of less than $16,000.

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  C3607

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NAB Show Panel Sessions Examine Impact of 4K and 3D on Filmmaking

NAB Show Panel Sessions Examine Impact of 4K and 3D on Filmmaking | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

NAB Show, taking place April 6-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will feature back-to-back panel discussions with a session on Sam Raimi’s 3D feature “Oz the Great and Powerful,” preceeded by a session on Academy Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s upcoming film “Oblivion,” starring Tom Cruise, on Tuesday, April 9.

 

Each session will examine the impact that technologies such as 4K and 3D have on filmmaking today.

 

NAB 2013 Website:

www.nabshow.com

 

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4K UHDTV functionality as standard for Snell live production products

4K UHDTV functionality as standard for Snell live production products | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Snell has announced it is offering 4K functionality at no additional charge in a range of its products, including select routing switchers, fibre infrastructure and the Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher.

 

The company says this move will help significantly lower the barriers to 4K production by allowing users to mix and match any combination of SD, HD, 1080p and 4K sources seamlessly in the live production environment.

 

Snell Website:

http://www.snellgroup.com/

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  N1820

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NAB 2013 - Why You Should Care about what Broadcasters buy!

NAB 2013 - Why You Should Care about what Broadcasters buy! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

At the end of the day, NAB can truly be said to have long outgrown its roots as a show for broadcasters and production people only.

 

While not as close to our space as an ISE, CES, IFA or CEDIA trade show, it does leave us some interesting vantage points from which to gauge the changes that are soon to come about in the availability of high-resolution video ability, the ability of content owners to distribute it to consumers and what we will use to display and play that content back.

 

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Phantom Flex4K: Up Close and Sample Footage

Phantom Flex4K: Up Close and Sample Footage | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Vision Research unveiled its new Phantom Flex4K cinema camera at NAB 2013. The stunner feature is that it captures 4K RAW footage at 1000fps.


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4K Coming to a Screen Near You

4K Coming to a Screen Near You | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The 2013 NAB is finishing up and insofar as next generation technology is concerned, 4K broadcasting stole the show.


If you were not presenting a 4K system of some sort, you were talking about it.


4K is the next generation HDTV and it is worth waiting for.


And yes, after all this becomes commonplace, we'll have 8K.

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Mindspeed Introduces Ultra-SDI Solutions for 4K UHDTV

Mindspeed Introduces Ultra-SDI Solutions for 4K UHDTV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it




Minspeed Technologies has announced it will be demonstrating its new 6G-serial digital interface (SDI) video solutions for 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) broadcast video transport applications at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2013.


MindSpeed Technologies Website:

http://www.mindspeed.com/


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NHK to Present 8K Video at NAB 2013

NHK to Present 8K Video at NAB 2013 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Japanese public broadcaster NHK will present the latest iteration of its Super Hi-Vision system at the 2013 NAB Show.

  

It will be featured in the new NAB Labs Futures Park, a section of the NAB Show exhibition floor reserved for broadcast-related research and development projects from around the world.

 

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A 4K workflow as familiar as today’s HD

A 4K workflow as familiar as today’s HD | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

With the recent news that Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to begin broadcasting live Ultra high-definition signals into consumer’s homes for the finals of the football World Cup in Brazil in July 2014, and the launch of Eutelsat’s satellite-based 4K movie channel last summer, broadcasters around the world are beginning to look at the various parts of the 3840 × 2160 pixels production chain to make it a practical reality.

 

Many see 4K as the next big thing in consumer electronics and the broadcast industry—particularly satellite TV providers—is doing its part to make it happen.

 

Gerhard Lang, Vizrt’s Chief Engineering Officer, and his team of engineers has dedicated significant resources to optimizing the company’sViz Engine to process and manage the bandwidth-hungry 4K (and within five years, 8K) signals and make the workflow as seamless as it is with today’s HD (1080i and 720p) workflow.

 

VIZRT Website:

www.vizrt.com

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  SL3305

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France champions HEVC

France champions HEVC | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

France has taken a lead in deployment of the HEVC codec in the two months following its ratification by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with several product announcements and the first commercial deployment for Video On Demand (VOD).

 

Thomson Video Networks Website:

https://www.thomson-networks.com/

 

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Thomson Video Networks Stand Number:  SU2611

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Sony Looks Beyond High Definition

Sony Looks Beyond High Definition | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Sony’s theme at the 2013 NAB Show is “Beyond Definition,” according to Alec Shapiro, president of Professional Solutions of America at Sony Electronics.

 

He noted that every past NAB has been about format wars, SD, HD, 2K, 4K, but that “we’re now focused a lot more on enterprise solutions for broadcasters, corporate, universities, houses of worship and others.

 

 

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Leader announces new LV5490 SD to 4K multi-standard multi-waveform monitor

Leader announces new LV5490 SD to 4K multi-standard multi-waveform monitor | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

The LV5490 is a highly versatile waveform monitor supporting the full range of standard video production and transmission resolutions from 525 and 625 standard definition up to 3840 x 2160 and 4096 x 2160 4K.

 

It incorporates a high-definition 1920 x 1080 9 inch LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle and high quality colorimetry.

 

This allows simultaneous analysis of up to four video channels.

 

Leader Instruments Website:

http://www.leaderamerica.com

 

 

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  C6516

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NAB 2013 Preview

NAB 2013 Preview | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

If you make your living in the world of video, cinema, audio or post-production, NAB sets the tone and provides accurate indicators of where the industry (and technology) is headed. 

 

Last year’s show was dominated by talk about the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera, 4K, 5K, and RAW capable cameras.

 

With Netflix announcing 4K streaming coming to subscribers within the next 2-years, this might be the year many production houses bite the bullet and upgrade from HD to 4K.

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Exhibitor List: 

http://nab13.mapyourshow.com/5_0/search.cfm

 

NAB 2013 Interactive Floorplan:

http://expo.nabshow.com/annual13/Public/floorplan.aspx

 

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Next-Generation 4K Ultra HD LED Video Wall Solution

Next-Generation 4K Ultra HD LED Video Wall Solution | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Leyard is China LED display manufacturer since 1995, offer indoor LED display, outdoor LED display, LED video display, information display and LED lighting solutions.

 

Leyard Website:

http://www.leyardleddisplay.com/

 

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  SL11511

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SGO Launches Mistika Air HD, Ultra HD and 8K Broadcasting Tools at NAB 2013

SGO Launches Mistika Air HD, Ultra HD and 8K Broadcasting Tools at NAB 2013 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

At NAB 2013, on Booth SL10321, SGO is showcasing its industry-leading broadcast and post solutions, the world-leading line of powerful Mistika DI and Stereo 3D production solutions. 

 

Headlines include the launch of Mistika Air, the complete real-time Ultra HD Solution for Intelligent Broadcast, including highly paralleled HD – Ultra HD – 4K – 8K operation with multiple codecs, enabling broadcasters with cost-effective, high-end production tools.

 

New Mistika Post V7.5 developments will also be showcased at NAB, making Mistika the true differentiator in a crowded and devalued market.

 

Mistika V7.5 combines next generation colour grading tools, in an ACES Compliant environment, with advanced editorial, VFX, finishing, and more.

 

 

SGO Website:

www.sgo.es

 

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  SL10321

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