4k HDR Video & Testing

UHD testing (4k&HDR)

Consumer demand for brighter higher definition displays is driving the adoption of 4K / Ultra High Definition (UHD), with High Dynamic Range (HDR). Content providers and distributers have to answer this increased demand for stunning picture quality. To differentiate yourself in this competitive environment, you need to fully understand the requirements of a 4K HDR workflow. Our knowledge coupled with our Tektronix 4K HDR-ready solutions, can simplify the creation and delivery of an outstanding customer viewing experience while monitoring strict compliance with regulatory standards.

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A How-To Guide to High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Key areas covered by this guide include:
• How to configure an HDR waveform Display
• Using Look Up Tables (LUTS) in post-production
• Camera acquisition using camera log graticules

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Understanding the Challenges of Creating 4K Content

With this eBook you will learn how to navigate these challenges when transitioning from HD to 4K/UHD workflows:
• Inter-channel timing for quad link 4K/UHD signal
• Video payload identifier (VPID)
• Colorimetry (ITU-R BT.709 & BT .2020)
• Aspect ratio validation of incoming 4K/UHD content

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Ensuring Quality & Compliance When Delivering In 4K/UHD

This eBook explains:
• Automatic file-based qc for 4K content
• Transcoding to HEVC
• Delivering 4K content & ensuring compliance
• Debugging IP/UHD content

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Ultra HDTV Testing Through MTS4EAV7 and PQA600B

This application note will step you through the HEVC compliance tests, as well as rate the Picture Quality using PSNR, DMOS and PQR. As the new Ultra HD video formats grow in popularity, so does the need to test the new formats. Within broadcast studios, or at the location of the content providers (Terrestrial, Cable, Satellite, etc.), the uncompressed video signal is at its highest quality and highest bandwidth. To deliver this video to the consumer, it must be highly compressed using the new ITU H.265 video codec (aka, HEVC). With this new and complex codec, quality testing is extremely important, and falls into two categories:
1) Efficient encoding, as well as protocol compliance to the HEVC standard.
2) Quality of the compressed video picture relative to its higher quality reference picture from the studio or content provider.

With this technical paper, you will get step by step instructions on how to use the MTS4EAV7 and the PQA600B/PQASW to evaluate the codec system being designed or deployed.

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HANDBOOK: A Guide to 4K / UHD Monitoring and Measurement

Creating 4K/UHD content with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and extended color gamut presents new sets of key challenges. Learn how to navigate these challenges when transitioning from HD to 4K/UHD workflows with this new eBook.
 Inter-Channel Timing for Quad Link 4K/UHD Signal
 Video Payload Identifier (VPID)
 Colorimetry (ITU-R BT.709 & BT .2020)
 Aspect Ratio Validation of Incoming 4K/UHD Content

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Webinar: Intro to High Dynamic Range (HDR) Content Acquisition & Post Production

This webinar offers basics on:
• Evolving HDR standards & approaches
• SMPTE ST 2084 Perceptual Quantizer (PQ-2084)
• Tips for using a waveform monitor in optimizing HDR content quality
• And much more

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Poster: An Overview In Creating 4K/UHD Content

This poster will covers:
• Color space limits of REC 709 & 2020
• Quad link timing measurements
• Image format & related SMPTE standards
• Payload identifier for ANC data packets

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Poster: How HEVC/H.265 Fits Within 4K/UHD Television

This poster will explain:
• Broadcast video codecs
• H.265 video frame formats
• Comparison of H.264 & H.265
• Approaches to adaptive HTTP streaming

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