There is a lot of hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and an equal amount of confusion about what AI can really do. From playing chess to creating deep fakes, many of the examples in the popular press can range from cool to silly to scary. But this MIT Technology Review article offers an example of [...]
The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), a trade association dealing with technical, operational and regulatory issues affecting North American broadcasters, recently announced a Recommendation for broadcasters on the use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. The Recommendation says that systems based on an underlying PQ-based HDR transfer function with optional static and/or dynamic metadata be [...]
I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of NAB Show and understanding of the difficult decision we made to cancel it again this year. There was genuine excitement expressed by so many in our community about getting back together in person. Indeed, I too was excited! Pardon the Vegas pun, but it just wasn’t in the cards. [...]
Benjamin Schwarz is the Ultra HD Forum Communications WG Chair. The Ultra HD Forum is proud to announce the arrival of its latest creation, which still needs a christening. As it’s an irregular newsletter on Ultra HD, maybe I’ll suggest that we call it IN-Ultra HD to the committee. Why irregular? Well, because we’ll [...]
BeamON™ from BEAM Dynamics is a product intelligence platform for broadcast stations. The platform bridges the communication barrier between product owners and manufacturers to help broadcast studios reduce costly downtime on set and extend equipment life cycles.
A picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then animation is worth tens of thousands of words. Innovation Challenge winning Northeastern University has done research on just how valuable animations are for getting the point of a story across to viewers. Spoiler alert: very valuable. Notheastern’s research shows that animated stories rank high [...]