The chapter within today the UHD Forum Guidelines version 1.3 follows a collaboration between leading watermarking technologies providers. In addition to an overview of forensic watermarking, the new chapter details deployment scenario for Forensic Watermarking.
Several member companies initiated the creation of the security guidelines that are now endorsed by all participating watermark vendors (ContentArmor, Irdeto, MarkAny, NexGuard, Verimatrix). The guidelines develop the MovieLabs specification for Enhanced Content Protection and have been vetted or reviewed by various organisations such as MovieLabs, the Digital Watermarking Alliance, and the Streaming Video Alliance. The Guidelines define different integration approaches on a high level, to facilitate watermarking in ecosystems including CDNs and video encoders.
“Our guidelines security chapter on best practice for content encryption is an important foundation for sharing know-how on how to meet many content owner requirements,” said Laurent Piron of NAGRA, who chairs the UHD Forum Security Workgroup. “The Forum has now extended this with a full description of the implementation of forensic watermarking, which will enable the secure delivery of much more premium UHD content at a time when sales of UHD-enabled devices are at an all-time high.”
The Ultra HD Forum continues to grow, reaching over 60 members with the recent arrival of key industry leaders such as Qualcomm.