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Delivering an enhanced television viewing experience “Beyond HD” using HEVC

SMPTE - Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
First published: 01-01-2013
Size806.79 KB
Create DateJuly 4, 2014
Last UpdatedApril 21, 2015

Broadcasters and operators’ objectives remain the same over time: reduce transport costs, reach more customers, and improve the TV viewing experience.

Ten years after the beginning of the SD to HD transition, history is about to be repeated once again.

With the 50% bitrate savings promised by the new HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) standard, these compression gains will not only reduce the bandwidth but also allow us all to more importantly improve the viewing experience, conveying more information and emotional impact though higher spatial and temporal resolution.

1080 p60 transmission has already been demonstrated to be a better user experience than 1080i30, inspiring market leaders to commence the transition towards producing 1080p60 channels.

However the required bandwidth still remains the bottleneck to complete and efficient end-to-end deployment.

This broadcast white paper by SMPTE will demonstrate why HEVC will be the key to unlock the “progressive only” broadcast chain deployment; and why it will not lead to forcing a premature end of life to interlaced television.



HEVC, the key to delivering an enhanced television viewing experience “Beyond HD”

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