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Ultra HD masterclass part 3: Expanded vision for ultra HD

The Ultra HD Forum’s master class at IBC 2017 gave a comprehensive overview of key standards developments over the next five years under its phase B umbrella but left open questions over other areas of immersive TV. It was not clear how or whether the Forum, which is responsible for infrastructure, or its sister group the UHD alliance dealing with content, production and CPE, would embrace Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and even holographic projection. Yet VR and AR are now fast-growing industries set to generate $4 billion sales in devices alone by 2020 according to CCS Insight, (although until we seen an advanced light field version we’re not convinced), while the first convincing demonstrations of holographic displays could…

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