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4Ever 2 Project Explores Ultra-HD Phase 2 Applications

By | July 7, 2017
      Photo: TeamCast.

      Photo: TeamCast.

      TeamCast announced it has significantly contributed to the progress of definition and validation of Ultra-HD Phase 2 through the 4Ever 2 project. As a follow-on from the collaborative 4Ever Project, which worked on Ultra-HD TV Phase 1 — i.e. 4K Ultra-HD images, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoding and end-to-end production, from 2012 to 2015 — the 4Ever 2 Project is aimed at exploring further components relating to Ultra HD TV Phase 2, specifically High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rate (HFR) and advanced audio.

      The nine 4Ever 2 partners have worked not only in the laboratory with subjective testing, but also on real life applications, including end-to-end production of live experimental programs.

      Among the achievements of 4Ever 2, TeamCast highlighted the World Premiere live production of a hockey match, using Ultra-HD HFR at 100 frames per second and Dolby AC-4 audio, in April 2017; several live Ultra-HD TV Phase 2 retransmissions of opera performances; and the shooting of a short movie.

      Most of these Ultra-HD TV programs have been locally or widely broadcast over satellite links or terrestrial transmitters using TeamCast’s Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite-Second Generation Extension (DVB-S2X) or Digital Video Broadcasting-Second Generation Terrestrial (DVB-T2) modulators.