Harmonic has added support for HDR10+ technology to its VOS360 cloud streaming platform and XOS software-based advanced media processing solution.
The extension will enable richer video experiences with punchier, more dynamic images.
“Harmonic has always fostered innovations that fuel exceptional-quality viewing experiences,” said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, Harmonic. “Adding support for HDR10+ technology to our cloud streaming and software-based solutions allows audiences to see every light, shadow and color flawlessly. We’re excited to help early adopters of HDR10+ make a giant leap forward in transforming viewing experiences.”
HDR10+, part of the HDR (high dynamic range) family of technologies, adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files to optimize the colour contrast and image details of each frame of the HDR video to the consumer’s display capabilities. The result is an image that more closely represents the original creative intent of directors.
The first trial of HDR10+ technology on the VOS360 cloud streaming platform is underway with Idaho-based Evoca.
“Evoca is an affordable pay-TV service that utilizes both local, over-the-air NEXTGEN TV broadcast stations and internet-delivered programming that is streamed to subscribers and integrated into a single user interface,” said Michael Chase, vice president, systems, at Evoca. “Thanks to Harmonic’s expertise in video technology innovation, Evoca could become the world’s first ATSC 3.0 service that offers an ultra-high-definition channel encoded by HDR10+ for exceptional high dynamic range.”
The technology is one of a number Harmonic is showcasing at the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 24-27).