EBU group kicks of HD interoperability project

The EBU and a group of industry players has formally launched a new project to address issues of interoperability for future HDTV production systems.

Following a meeting in December between EBU members and representatives from Avid, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Snell and Sony (DTVE Daily, December 17), the group has launched the P/HIPS (harmonisation and interoperability of HDTV production standards) and has agreed to welcome additional interested parties at future meetings.

The project will focus on interoperability for 3G-SDI infrastructures, studio video codecs, source metadata and MXF file formats used in IT-based production, as well as looking forward to the requirements for 1080p/50 HD production.