Gambling on 4K/Ultra HD in Vegas

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2Q 2014 | IN-1018942


4K at NAB Was the Ante


At NAB Show, it seemed as if you couldn’t set up a booth without being part of a 4K/Ultra HD demonstration. Key announcements included:

  • Sony/Cisco/Time Warner/Cox: Sony captured live news studio content in New York and encoded it using Cisco’s Videoscape software-based (AnyRes) solution through Time Warner and Cox IP networks to a Sony 4K TV in Las Vegas.
  • Elemental/Akamai: Elemental played out 4Kp60 content in its facilities in Oregon, encoded them in real time, and delivered them to Akamai’s network. Akamai delivered the 4K HEVC wrapped in DASH packaging format to a PC player and rendered it in real time.
  • Elemental/Level 3/Sony: Elemental also played out the content in 4Kp30 and delivered that to Level 3; it was streamed from New York to Las Vegas over the Level 3 network and played out on a Sony BRAVIA TV.
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