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Monitoring innovations in post-production, head-end, streaming, OTT, second-screen, UHDTV, multiscreen strategies & tools
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Sochi Games to Set Record for Live and VOD Streaming

Sochi Games to Set Record for Live and VOD Streaming | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Adobe, NBCU, Elemental, Deltatre, LiveU, and more are readying streaming platforms that will deliver coverage to desktops and mobile devices around the globe.


Four years ago according to the IOC there was a defining moment in Olympic broadcasting history. Vancouver was the first Winter Games to be fully embraced on digital media platforms where digital coverage accounted for around half of the overall broadcast output.


Globally, on official rights-holding broadcasters’ internet and mobile platforms, there were more than 265 million video views and in excess of 1.2 billion page views during the games. There were also approximately 6,000 hours of 2010 coverage on mobile phone platforms.


Digital coverage from Sochi will surpass this, with many more broadcasters drawing on the clear consumer demand from London 2012 for any time, any device viewing.


The IOC places such draconian restraints on rights holders and anyone working for them to report involvement in the Olympics, which extends to technology contractors, that it's tricky to unearth details on this story. With that caveat, here are some of the large-scale video streaming activities set to go live from Sochi at the end of this week.

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Super Hi-Vision Olympics coverage

Super Hi-Vision Olympics coverage | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

The London 2012 Olympics is remarkable for its television coverage in many ways, not least the use of an ultra-high-definition system called Super Hi-Vision, developed by the Japanese national broadcaster NHK and demonstrated in conjunction with the BBC. Promoted as the future of television, it has sixteen times the resolution of a high-definition image. Seen by informitv on an 8-metre wide screen at BBC Broadcasting House in London, the picture quality is phenomenal.

 

At 7680 x 4320 pixels, the 8K UHDTV2 image has a resolution of 33 megapixels. The projected result is rather like looking through a window direct to the venue, supported by an immersive 22.2 channel surround sound system.

 

The coverage of the opening ceremony put the audience in the best seats in the stadium and allowed them to survey the scene, taking in every detail. Whereas television traditionally cuts from shot to shot in order to provide continuous visual novelty, the wide static shots enabled the viewer to explore the image as if they were actually present. This was partly because of the limited number of camera positions, but also suited the aesthetic of the big screen presentation.

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Compact Hitachi Super Hi-Vision camcorder unveiled by NHK

Compact Hitachi Super Hi-Vision camcorder unveiled by NHK | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

NHK has unveiled a new compact Super Hi-Vision camera which will be used to produce regular SHV content by 2014. The camera will not be used as part of the London Olympics test transmissions. NHK says it plan to start using the camera in SHV production by 2014 after further checks on performance and necessary improvements.

 

The camcorder’s single 33 million pixel (7,680 across x 4,320 high) CMOS sensor and can capture at 60 frames per second.
The SHV signals from the camera are uncompressed and output at a data rate of about 24Gpps for recording variously onto a HDD, SSD or P2 recorder. Recording capacity is 20 to 50 minutes in HDD and SSD (uncompressed), or about 2 hours on P2 (compressed).

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NHK’s Hybridcast Promises Sophisticated Interactive TV

NHK’s Hybridcast Promises Sophisticated Interactive TV | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

By the end of the year, Japanese audiences will be able to interact with some of their favorite TV programs in ways never before possible.Japan Broadcasting Corp., the country’s public broadcaster (better known as NHK), is putting the finishing touches on a technology dubbed Hybridcast. The system will enable Internet-based content to be tightly integrated with broadcast digital television, similar to what is promised for the Advanced Television Systems Committee 2.0 technology in the United State

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Criscenti's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:44 AM

Can't wait to see this in the U.S. 

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With Super Hi-Vision, the TV landscape will look very different ten years from now

With Super Hi-Vision, the TV landscape will look very different ten years from now | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

No sooner are we getting to grips with 3D and HD, and we’re already being told about the “next big thing” in televisual technology. But keep your hat on, this next one is some years away yet.

 

Super Hi-Vision (or Ultra High Definition) has been getting a fair bit of coverage of late, largely due to the BBC’s partnership with Japanese broadcaster NHK for the 2012 Olympics.

 

The technology underlying Super Hi-Vision has been developed in large by NHK’s Science and Technology Research laboratories, which the BBC borrowed to showcase its potential as a broadcasting medium. While the BBC did a tentative test with the technology back in 2010, it was all really gearing up to the Olympics.

 

Super Hi-Vision combines images 16 times the resolution of High Definition television, with a 22.2 multichannel surround sound. As you’d maybe imagine, when viewed on a purpose-built big screen, the effect is phenomenal.

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NHK makes progress with 3D. Expects Super Hi-Vision by 2016

NHK makes progress with 3D. Expects Super Hi-Vision by 2016 | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Keiichi Kubota, NHK’s Exective Director-General for Engineering, tells 3D Focus that the target date for Super Hi-Vision experimental broadcasting could be brought forward to 2016 and progress is being made with 'true 3D'.

 

Kubota also said that the engineers have made progress with Integral 3D – NHK’s future 3D format that does not require 3D glasses and allows people to ‘look around’ objects.

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