EBU and manufacturers to work on enhanced interoperability and harmonized standards for HDTV production

Following a meeting between EBU* Members and representatives from Avid®, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Snell and Sony on 16-17 December 2009, a new project has been launched to address issues of interoperability for future HDTV production systems.

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Welcome to additional interested parties

The initial group of founding participants who launched the P/HIPS (Harmonization and Interoperability of HDTV Production Standards) project also agreed to welcome additional interested parties at future meetings. Lieven Vermaele, Director of EBU Technical says "We are pleased to see that the project has attracted an immediate positive response and commitment from so many EBU Members and key industry players. This underlines the essential strategic significance of these issues within the EBU’s Technical activities".

EBU will facilitate the overall Project

Dr Hans Hoffmann, Programme Manager at EBU Technical added "EBU Members and manufacturers will cooperate on four key domains where competition makes no sense – there are 3G-SDI infrastructures, studio video codecs, source Metadata (generated live in cameras/camcorders) and the requirements to constrain the MXF file formats used in IT-based production. In addition the project will be mindful of the requirements of future HDTV production formats such as 1080p/50." The EBU will facilitate the overall Project, which is chaired by Christoph Nufer, Head of Television Production Systems at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT, Munich). In order to provide solutions to the market in a timely manner, the project is organized into four subgroups, each chaired by a key figure from an EBU Member.

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Interoperability Sub-Groups

Interoperability Sub-Groups

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