UHD TV Overview

1 Day Course
Code PWL385

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


The Introduction to UHD TV is desegined to give industry professionals a comprehensive overview of the different technologies involved in the creation, editing and transmission of UHD programmes.


At the end of the course delegates will have covered:

  • Ultra High Definition (UHD)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • HDR TV Delivery System
  • Dealing with High bandwidth data
  • Display Technologies

Target Audience

This course is aimed at broadcast industry professionals.  No specific technical knowledge is required although an understanding of broadcast technologies would be helpful.


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Introduction (6 topics)

  • The need for more Pixels
  • Commercial drivers
  • Human eye resolution
  • Screen size
  • Virtual Reality
  • The legacy of cathode ray tubes

Ultra High Definition (UHD) (5 topics)

  • More pixels
  • 4K, 8K, and beyond
  • VR considerations
  • Higher frame rate (HFR)
  • Colour subsampling

High Dynamic Range (HDR) (7 topics)

  • Better pixels (HDR and wider color gamut)
  • Colour gamuts (rec 709,DCI and BT 2020)
  • Bit-depth comparisons: 8/10/12 bit
  • Gamma and EOTF (Electro-optical Transfer Function)
  • Overview of Perceptual Quantizer (PQ) SMPTE ST-2084
  • Overview of hybrid log-gamma (HLG)
  • Metadata: SMPTE 2086

HDR TV Delivery System (4 topics)

  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • Technicolor/Philips

Dealing with High bandwidth data (6 topics)

  • Bandwidth comparison
  • SDI and SMPTE 2022
  • Compressed vs uncompressed signals
  • Comparison of compression technologies
  • I-frame compression
  • Dual layer AVC or HEVC

UHD Display Technologies (6 topics)

  • Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD)
  • Quantum Dot
  • Edge Lit
  • Organic LED (OLED)
  • Digital Light Processors (DLP)
  • Laser Projection

Scheduled Dates

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Virtual Classroom (London)
1 Day $1,375

What Our Customers Say

The instructors knowledge is fantastically broad and deep!”

Vice President, ABS-CBN

An excellent course, one of the best I have attended for IP training, covering a very wide range of topics.”

MCR Manager, Sky TV New Zealand

Good course, well presented. Good content and mix of theory and practical alike.”

Software Engineer, Commscope

Very good overview of technologies new and old.”

Broadcast Engineer, Formula 1

Very good background to help our development away from Broadcast TV.”

Account Manager, Thomson

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Good level of detail and industry examples of the technology and its usage. Trainer extremely knowledgeable with a great deal of experience in the field.”

Software Manager, Panasonic

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