Spin Digital to Present Solutions for 8K HEVC Live Streaming, HDR/WCG Conversion, and 8K Playback at IBC 2019

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Spin Digital, a German company specialized in high-performance video codecs for the next generation of media applications, will present a new version of its HEVC solutions for 8K live streaming, HDR conversion, and 8K playback at IBC 2019. Onsite demonstrations will be presented at booth 1.F11 (Hall 1) from September 13-17, at the Amsterdam RAI.

At this year’s IBC the company will present new features of its media player specifically tailored to the professional segment, including real-time tone and gamut mapping, 12G SDI interface, and RTP streaming. In addition, an updated version of the 8K HEVC live streaming solution developed with Advantech will be demonstrated. Finally, a demonstration of high-resolution 360° video playback will be also presented.

8K Media Player with 12G SDI Interface:

Spin Digital Player now supports 12G SDI output for 8K HEVC video. 12G SDI offers the bandwidth required for the transmission of uncompressed 8Kp60 10-bit video by using a quad-link 12G configuration. The SDI video playback is addressed for professionals requiring maximum control of the video processing and display chain.

Compared to GPU solutions, 12G SDI offers full support for HDR (PQ and HLG), and compared to 3G SDI solutions, it quires a single SDI board and only 4 12G SDI cables.

Spin Player with 12G SDI support can be used for 8K playback on 8K TVs (using SDI to HDMI conversion) or 8K projectors that accept 12G SDI directly. 12G SDI can also be extended for 8Kp120 playback for HFR or 8K 3D (stereoscopic) applications.

8K video material from NHK Technologies and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) will be showcased on an 8K TV. AJA Kona 5 will be used as the SDI playback device.

Real-time 8K HDR/WCG Conversion:

Spin Digital is presenting a real-time software solution able to convert between different HDR and WCG formats. As not all displays have the same support for HDR (PQ, HLG) and WCG (BT.2020, DCI-P3), there is a need for high-quality conversion solutions.

Spin Digital products now support in-flight conversions for HDR and WCG including: direct and inverse tone mapping (HDR to SDR, SDR to HDR, and HDR to HDR), and gamut conversion (including gamut extension and gamut reduction). These conversions can be performed in real-time for 8K video up to 120 fps.

8K HEVC Live Streaming:

Spin Digital together with Advantech is showcasing a live streaming solution for 8K HEVC video based on the Advantech VEGA encoder platform, and Spin Digital live streaming server and 8K media player.

The VEGA encoder provides a cost-effective and energy efficient real-time HEVC encoder, and Spin Player offers a flexible and high-performance software 8K playback on PC platforms. The live streaming server delivers 8K HLS and RTP streams with optional cloud support based on AWS (Media Store and CloudFront) for wide-scale deployments of 8K live events.

The cloud streaming system has been jointly developed with NHK Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of NHK, that is planning to offer 8K live services based on this solution.

8K+ Immersive Playback:

Spin Digital presents a new version of its media player for high-end 360° video. High-quality 360° video requires resolutions beyond 8K to offer a compelling immersive experience.

The player can process very high resolution panoramic video (up to 16Kx8K 60 Hz) for preserving maximum quality. In addition, the video rendering engine has been redesigned to offer smoother playback and more responsive user interaction.

High resolution 360° provided by ARRI and PSNC will be showcased.

Contact and Meet us:1.F11:

Arrange a meeting with our technical team to learn more about the Spin Digital demonstrations, or discuss with our business team how we can support your video applications using Spin Digital software solutions.

Funding:

This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 762079 (http://www.immersify.eu)

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