It’s the first release of guidelines from the Forum that now boasts 46 member organisations, many of which are planning deployments during 2016.
The Forum says the guidelines address technical and commercial challenges are addressed such as production, distribution and consumer decoding of UHD programming with both SDR and HDR content. The guidelines take into account the production workflow in the face of challenging backward compatibility constraints. A future release will target 2017 and beyond.
Thierry Fautier, President of the Ultra HD Forum said, “We are proud of this collective work synthesizing contributions from content providers, broadcasters, service providers, professional equipment manufacturers, technology solution providers, CDNs, chip-makers and device manufacturers. This would not have been possible without close collaboration with our colleagues at MPEG, DVB, DASH-IF, ATSC, SCTE, SMPTE, CableLabs, NAB and the UHD Alliance, with whom strong liaisons are being built.”
A full version of the guidelines is available to members.