Engineering UHDTV & Next Generation Audio

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code PWL387

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course looks in the impact on broadcast systems when considering UHDTV and Next Generation Audio.  Specifically it covers Cloud-based playout, Encoding and Packaging, new developments in Adaptive Bitrate and DVB-DASH, and Content Encryption.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at a technical audience with a working knowledge of broadcast and IP based technologies.


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UHD and Next Generation Audio (51 topics)

  • Introduction
  • The need for more Pixels
  • Commercial drivers
  • Human eye resolution
  • Screen size
  • Virtual Reality
  • the legacy of cathode ray tubes
  • Ultra High Definition (UHD)
  • More pixels
  • 4K, 8K, and beyond
  • VR considerations
  • Higher frame rate (HFR)
  • colour subsampling
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • 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
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • Technicolor/Philips
  • Overview of Audio formats in Broadcast
  • MPEG-2
  • AAC
  • Dolby AC3
  • Surround sound
  • Dolby Surround
  • Dolby ProLogic
  • MPEG-Surround
  • Dolby D
  • Dolby AC3
  • Dolby Digital +
  • Compression systems comparison
  • AC3 coupling
  • Object Based Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
  • MPEG-H
  • DTS-X

Cloud TV for broadcasters (41 topics)

  • The Rise of the Cloud for TV and Video
  • From Mainframe to Client-Server
  • Software as a Service
  • Virtualization of TV Services
  • Moving Video and TV Services to the Cloud
  • The Value of Cloud Framework
  • Typical Business Cases
  • Viewer and customer perspective
  • Live Video Delivery Technology
  • Live Television Delivery over IP
  • Multicasting through a single AS
  • Multicasting through Multiple operators
  • Scheduling Play-out
  • Ingesting Live Feeds
  • Over the Top Delivery
  • Delivery over HTTP/ TCP/IP
  • Throughput challenges and rate variation
  • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Process
  • Manifests and Media Presentation Descriptions
  • Packaging Programmes and Services
  • Scaling to match the operator
  • Content Delivery Options
  • Encoding and Packaging in the Cloud
  • Packaging Requirements
  • Multi-bitrate Encoding
  • Scaling Across Multiple Servers
  • Virtualization
  • Coordinating the Playout
  • The Viewer and the Player
  • The TV Viewer Perspective
  • Push Delivery
  • Pull Delivery
  • Delivery Platforms: Large Format TVs, Mobiles, Phones and Set-top Boxes
  • Integration into the viewer service platform
  • Web players
  • Embedded players
  • Scaling to Super HD and Ultra HD: 4K TV and 8K TV

Adaptive Bitrate and DVB-DASH (52 topics)

  • What can DVB-DASH deliver?
  • Comparison with other IPTV options
  • Comparing Smooth Streaming, HLS and HDS
  • WebTV Services
  • Progressive Download
  • Client/Server issues
  • The Player options
  • Architecture
  • MPEG-DASH Client Model
  • MPEG-DASH Data Model
  • MPEG-DASH Protocols and Brands
  • Schemes defined in ISO 23009-1
  • Media Presentation Descriptions (MPD)
  • Smooth Streaming, HLS, HDS and MPEG-DASH Compared
  • Key Attributes
  • ProgramInformation
  • BaseURL
  • Period
  • Metrics
  • Segment syntax and formats
  • Periods, Adaptation Sets and Representations
  • Segment Types
  • Initialization Segments
  • Media Segments
  • ISO Base Media File Format
  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream Format
  • Profiles
  • Profile Definitions
  • Full profile
  • ISO Base media file format On Demand profile
  • ISO Base media file format live profile
  • ISO Base media file format main profile
  • MPEG-2 TS main profile
  • MPEG-2 TS simple profile
  • DVB-DASH Profile for Televisions and HBBTV
  • DASH-IF Interoperability Points and Extensions
  • MPEG-DASH Client Behaviour
  • Dynamic behaviour based upon [email protected]
  • Actions on Adaption Sets and buffering
  • Presentation timing
  • Segment List Generation
  • Seeking
  • Trick Modes
  • Switching Representations
  • Reaction to Error codes
  • Clock Drift Control
  • Mime Types used
  • DASH-IF Baseline Script Client

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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 Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Virtual Classroom (Bangalore)
3 Days $2,900
Virtual Classroom (Dubai)
3 Days $2,900
Virtual Classroom (London)
3 Days $2,900
Virtual Classroom (Reston, VA)
3 Days $2,900
Virtual Classroom (Singapore)
3 Days $2,900

What Our Customers Say

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Very good overview of technologies new and old.”

Broadcast Engineer, Formula 1

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

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