UHDTV, HDR & Next Generation Audio

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code PWL387

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This course will at the latest developments in broadcast in particular UHD, HDR and Next Generation Audio, examining the different HDR technologies for both HD and UHD applications with a hands on examples of PQ, HDR10 and HLG. The course will examine the underlying ITU recommendations including ST.2020 and ST.2100. Special attention will be given to the process of converting between different colour spaces and the visual artifacts to look for when the conversion is incorrect. Examples using the Phabrix and Telestream PRISM Waveform Monitor will be shown, in particular how they can be used to identify and troubleshoot HDR signals over SDI and IP using ST.2022 and ST.2110.

Target Audience

This course is primarily aimed at a technical audience such as technologists and engineers.


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New developments in UHD and HDR (6 topics)

  • Introduction
  • The need for more Pixels
  • Ultra High Definition (UHD)
  • colour subsampling
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Bit-depth: 8/10/12 bit

Colour spaces and standards conversion (4 topics)

  • Comparison of colour gamuts (rec 709,DCI and BT 2020/2100)
  • SDR <-> HDR conversion
  • Conversion using Look Up Tables (LUTs)
  • Hands on exercise: converting between colour spaces

Transfer functions (4 topics)

  • OETF: the opto-electronic transfer function
  • EOTF: electro-optical transfer function
  • OOTF: opto-optical transfer function
  • Artistic adjustment

EOTF (Electro-optical Transfer Function) (5 topics)

  • Gamma
  • Overview of Perceptual Quantizer (PQ) SMPTE ST-2084
  • Dolby Vision
  • HLG10
  • HDR10 and HDR10+

Broadcast Delivery (5 topics)

  • Supplemental enhancement information (SEI) messages
  • Overview of ETSI TS 103 433
  • Single-Layer HDR system (SL-HDR)
  • Metadata: SMPTE ST 2086/2094
  • Hands One Exercise: examine broadcast TS files.

Analysing Streams using Telestream PRISM (6 topics)

  • Overview of PRISM and the associated Apps
  • Setting up PRISM to view SDI streams
  • Using CIE app to display colour gamuts
  • High Dynamic Range Exposure Measurement
  • Wide Color Gamut and Colour Management
  • Hands One Exercise: analyse live streams using PRISM.

Next Generation Audio (6 topics)

  • Overview of Audio formats in Broadcast
  • Multiple sources:
  • State-of-the-art Efficiency:
  • Dialogue enhancement:
  • Video Frame Aligned Coding (AC-4 only):
  • Object based or Scene based audio

Comparison of Object Based Audio technologies (4 topics)

  • Dolby Atmos (AC-4)
  • MPEG-H
  • DTS-X
  • NHK 22.2 channel audio

HDR Display Technologies (6 topics)

  • LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
  • OLED - Organic LED
  • DLP - Digital Light Processing
  • Laser Projection
  • HDCP- High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
  • HDCP 2.x and 4K considerations

Delivery Platforms (5 topics)

  • Large Format TVs, Mobiles, Phones and Set-top Boxes
  • Embedded players: Tizen, WebOS and Android
  • Hybrid Broadband Broadcast TV (HbbTV)
  • Scaling to Super HD and Ultra HD: 4K TV and 8K TV
  • Next generation codecs: HEVC, FVC and VVC

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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.”

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