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Ultra HD Forum adds forensic watermarking to guidelines

Ultra HD ForumThe Ultra HD Forum has added a chapter on forensic watermarking to the latest version of its guidelines.

Version 1.3 of the UHD Forum Guidelines was released Friday and includes an overview of forensic watermarking, as well as a deployment scenario for forensic watermarking.

Several member companies initiated the creation of these security guidelines that are now endorsed by all participating watermark vendors – including ContentArmor, Irdeto, MarkAny, NexGuard and Verimatrix.

The UHD Forum said that the Guidelines define different integration approaches on a high level, to facilitate watermarking in ecosystems including CDNs and video encoders.

“Our guidelines security chapter on best practice for content encryption is an important foundation for sharing know-how on how to meet many content owner requirements,” said Laurent Piron of Nagra, who chairs the UHD Forum Security Workgroup.

“The Forum has now extended this with a full description of the implementation of forensic watermarking, which will enable the secure delivery of much more premium UHD content at a time when sales of UHD-enabled devices are at an all-time high.”