Brightcove and Rovi partner on HEVC and 4K

Brightcove and Rovi are partnering in a bid to “accelerate the adoption of next-generation video compression standards.” Through the deal, Brightcove has licensed the DivX High-Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC) solution, and said it plans to support DivX HEVC within its Zencoder cloud-based encoding service. “Through our collaboration with Rovi, we will be able to expand […]

ViXS and Wyplay partner on 4K, HEVC media gateway

Canada-based chipset firm ViXS and software specialist Wyplay have developed what they claim is the industry’s first media gateway solution with full support for Ultra HD 4K and advanced HEVC 10-bit media processing. The firms said that by combining ViXS’ XCode 6400 system on a chip with Wyplay’s open platform system middleware, called Frog, they can […]

Elemental demos live 4K60p HEVC, sets out ambition for wider encoding market

Video technology provider Elemental has demonstrated what it says is the first live, real-time HEVC-based 4K end-to-end workflow, with video shown at full 60p frame rates.  At an event in London, Elemental showed 4Kp60 content encoded for display in real-time. The company had previously demonstrated 4K/HEVC real-time video processing at 30fps at the Osaka Marathon, […]

Elemental completes first 4K HEVC test

Video solutions and delivery firm Elemental Technologies successfully completed what it claimed was the world’s first real-time 4K HEVC transmission over the weekend. Japanese telco K-Opticom used high-efficiency video coding (HEVC or H.265) video processing software from Elemental to successfully deliver a real-time 4K Ultra HD transmission of the Osaka Marathon. “The stream looked stunning with […]

Elemental to launch first 4K HEVC encoding trial

Video solutions and content delivery firm Elemental Technologies is set to stage what it claims will be the world’s first public demonstration of live 4K HEVC encoding in Japan this weekend.  Japanese telco K-Opticom Corporation will use Elemental video processing platform to power real-time video streaming of the Osaka Marathon Sunday in live 4K Ultra HD […]

Thomson showcases live MPEG-DASH/HEVC transmission

Thomson Video Networks is demoing a High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) broadcast and decoding application for the first time at IBC.  The demo will see it combine HEVC video compression and MPEG-DASH delivery and will be based on the latest Thomson ViBE VS7000 multi-screen video system and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. This processor supports the HEVC […]

Higher frame rates could be biggest benefit of UHDTV

UHDTV can bring benefits to TV on smaller screens by reducing motion blur, even though viewers may see little difference from higher resolutions, according to Andrew Cotton, principal technologist within BBC R&D’s broadcast and connected systems section. In a recent blog posting, Cotton indicated that the BBC’s current thinking was that the UHD-1 format – […]

French Tennis Open sees first live HEVC broadcast

Orange Labs, through the 4EVER consortium, is leading the live broadcast of the French Tennis Open in HD using HEVC compression this week. The 4EVER consortium, the French ministry of industry-supported collaborative project, is using the Roland Garros tournament to provide demonstrations of multiscreen delivery using the new compression format. From June 1 to June […]

SES teams up with Harmonic, Broadcom for HEVC 4K demo

Satellite operator SES has teamed up with video compression specialist Harmonic and chipset vendor Broadcom to deliver HEVC-based Ultra HD signals from the 19.2° East satellite position. SES presented a demonstration of HEVC-based Ultra HD at its SES Industry Days event in Luxembourg using Harmonic’s ProMedia Xpress and a HEVC decoder reference-design system based on […]

HD OTT and 4K VOD provide early markets for HEVC, says Harmonic

HD OTT to multiple screens is likely to be the key initial application for the new HEVC compression standard, but 4K video-on-demand also presents a possible route to exploit the new technology, according to Tom Lattie, vice-president, product marketing, Harmonic.  Speaking to DTVE at the NAB Show, Lattie said that HD OTT would likely be […]