Eutelsat, fresh from the successful launch of its latest satellite 3B (pictured above, heading out to the Sealaunch site) has also launched Europe’s first 4K demo channel encoded in HEVC. What’s more it also broadcasts in 50fps and 10-bit colour using the Main 10 profile of the codec.
Once a year, TV executives the world over gather in Cannes to sell programmes to each other at MIPCom. As a show, it was always been far more about Champagne, oysters and the French Riviera than it has about broadcast technology, but that was before the world’s broadcasters realised they were sitting on SD libraries in an increasingly HD and now 4K world.
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“We’re confident.”, says Blackmagic Design’s Director of Asia, Richard Lim, when asked about the July delivery of Blackmagic’s new Production 4k and Pocket Cinema cameras. John Burkhart reports from Singapore