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UHD guidelines land at NAB with cautious early 8K strategy

The Ultra HD Forum stuck to tradition by publishing a set of new technical guidelines at NAB, six months on from its IBC masterclass. Regardless of how we approach it, summarizing such a chunky document (over 180 pages) in one article is impossible, so the Forum was on hand at NAB to outline a handful of significant components and highlight how it attempts to clear the ever-muddying waters around Ultra HD in the industry. As well as laying out a strategy for 8K, Ultra HD Guidelines 2.0 introduces distinctly separate guidelines for the concepts of foundation technologies and enhancements. Backwards compatibility is key, simply put it must work with old stuff. “Some people even thought Ultra HD would break their…

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