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Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 08-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
At this point most of the technical aspects of...

At this point most of the technical aspects of Ultra HD Blu-ray have been revealed so my guess is that they don't want to talk about DRM until the last possible minute.
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 08-29-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
I remember a podcast with Joe Kane in which he...

I remember a podcast with Joe Kane in which he said that the bit depth for UHDTV would have to go to 16-bits since the color space was twice as big as HDTV. On a podcast a few months later for the...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 08-29-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By Richard Paul
I remember Amir posting a lot about managed copy...

I remember Amir posting a lot about managed copy in the months leading up to the HD DVD launch. It was promoted as a mandatory feature that would be supported on all AACS titles and Microsoft would...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 08-08-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
My guess is that the prototype player used very...

My guess is that the prototype player used very expensive FPGA chips.

The recent BDA interview about Ultra HD Blu-ray was a fluff piece and worth mocking though this article is a bit negative....
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 08-01-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
I think that HDR development is moving at a...

I think that HDR development is moving at a reasonable speed but I would be disappointed if broadcast HDR isn't supported on the TVs that are released next year.
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 08-01-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
I could see how someone might prefer it due to...

I could see how someone might prefer it due to personal experiences (the movies that they have seen, the people they saw those movies with, the aspect ratio of the movie screens they viewed, etc...)....
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 07-26-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
An article from a few months ago said that the...

An article from a few months ago said that the ITU was hoping to decide on the HDR standard for UHDTV by July. Considering the amount of money involved I guess it isn't surprising that the ITU is...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 07-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
16:9 is wider than the field of view (FOV) of the...

16:9 is wider than the field of view (FOV) of the human eye and the issue of aspect ratio has been discussed on threads about 5K resolution computer monitors. The marketing used decades ago to make...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 07-24-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
HEVC Advance is greedy but something I personally...

HEVC Advance is greedy but something I personally dislike about the HEVC Advance license is that it promotes 8-bit video since it increases the price of the decoder depending on the quality of the...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 07-11-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
The Hybrid Log-Gamma transfer function, which was...

The Hybrid Log-Gamma transfer function, which was made by the BBC/NHK, would be suitable for computers and might be used in the computer industry. Also the major computer companies might decide to...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 07-08-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
I guess the BDA decided that it would be a good...

I guess the BDA decided that it would be a good idea to have a limit of 1000 nits for the peak brightness. While I think that HDR has a lot of potential I do wonder how SMPTE 2084 will work with...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 07-02-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
At the moment HEVC has two HDR transfer...

At the moment HEVC has two HDR transfer functions. SMPTE ST 2084 from Dolby and Hybrid Log-Gamma from the BBC/NHK. While I think Technicolor has done a lot of important research in how to improve...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 06-28-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
The BBC/NHK transfer function was added to HEVC...

The BBC/NHK transfer function was added to HEVC so there are now two different ways to encode HDR video in HEVC. Overall I think it is good to have the option to use a relative luminance HDR system...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 06-26-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
After looking over the proposals at the current...

After looking over the proposals at the current HEVC meeting there does seem to be two issues with SMPTE 2084 HDR. The first is that the combination of SMPTE 2084 HDR and 4:2:0 chroma subsampling...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 06-21-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
Several companies have published a document on...

Several companies have published a document on HDR (http://phenix.it-sudparis.eu/jct/doc_end_user/current_document.php?id=10049) at the recent HEVC meeting. It lists several consumer displays that...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 06-11-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
The BBC/NHK have proposed their HDR system with...

The BBC/NHK have proposed their HDR system with the NHK posting the transfer function (http://phenix.it-sudparis.eu/jct/doc_end_user/current_document.php?id=10036) and the BBC posting an explanation...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 06-06-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
The NHK recently showed off a laser backlit 4K...

The NHK recently showed off a laser backlit 4K LCD with 98% coverage of the Rec. 2020 color space (http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20150530/420860/). They say that the display has the...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 06-04-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
At 93.7% gamut coverage the prototype displays...

At 93.7% gamut coverage the prototype displays sound nice and it is even better to hear that a major company was promoting them.
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-25-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 16,968
Posted By Richard Paul
Several dictionaries consider refusing to buy a...

Several dictionaries consider refusing to buy a product out of protest to be a boycott. Lack of interest is often the reason for not buying a product but with DIVX a lot of people didn't buy it...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-25-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 16,968
Posted By Richard Paul
For someone who says that this poll doesn't...

For someone who says that this poll doesn't matter you spend a considerable amount of time in this thread trying to convince people that they should accept any kind of DRM that is used. History...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-23-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
While the improved contrast ratio of the laser...

While the improved contrast ratio of the laser projector helped I think reviews of Tomorrowland in Dolby Vision show that HDR is noticeable and CNET gave a glowing review of it...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-23-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
ATSC has uploaded several videos from their...

ATSC has uploaded several videos from their recent ATSC 3.0 conference and here is a link to the presentations (https://vimeo.com/atsc/videos). The speaker for the ATSC 3.0 video system does a good...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-23-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 239,082
Posted By Richard Paul
For SMPTE 2084 the disc will have metadata that...

For SMPTE 2084 the disc will have metadata that will allow the Ultra HD Blu-ray player to convert the HDR video stream to a SDR video stream.

The metadata on the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc will be...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-23-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 1,214,159
Posted By Richard Paul
A laser projector would have a higher contrast...

A laser projector would have a higher contrast ratio and the brightness was higher at 31 fL (which is 106 nits). If the same brightness level is used for HDR movies than I will be alright with HDR...
Forum: Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology 05-22-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,503
Posted By Richard Paul
The NHK has said that they will start testing 8K...

The NHK has said that they will start testing 8K broadcasts next year and that they are hoping to have a channel by 2018. Also the NHK promoted analog HDTV for years before switching to digital HDTV...
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