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ATEME and NexGuard partner for HDR watermarking

Video compression company ATEME and Civolution owned-watermarking technology firm NexGuard will launch a joint solution for the forensic watermarking of pre-release High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content at IBC.

The solution is based on NexGuard’s Software Development Kit and is integrated with ATEME’s Ttitan Software Transcoders, to allow customers to identify leaks prior to delivering content to the home over Ultra High Definition and High Dynamic Range (HDR)-ready TVs.

The ATEME-NexGuard solution uses UHD 12 or 16-bit uncompressed source content to prepare HDR versions of content for Blu-Ray and electronic distribution.

The images are watermarked and encoded to 10-bit Perceptual Quantiser (PQ) HDR with 45 Mbit/sec High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), then rendered on an HDR capable UHD TV, according to the companies.

The watermarking solution will be integrated with ATEME’s Titian Software Transcoder, which will be demonstrated on the ATEME stand 1.D71.
NexGuard demonstrations will be held during IBC on stand 2.B41 to help the industry understand how watermarking can help deter piracy by allowing content owners and rights holders to easily identify the source of a leak.

ATEME and NexGuard will exhibit at IBC on stands 1.D71 and 2.B41