It used AJA FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter/frame synchronizers to prepare the content

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dock10 simultaneously produced live SDR and HDR content remotely for major sporting competitions this summer. 

In order to do this, it used AJA FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter/frame synchronizers to prepare UltraHD HDR and HD SDR content for live transmission.

To facilitate remote production for each live sporting event, dock10 took live UltraHD HDR feeds of each match and integrated it with 3G-SDI SDR content created in its virtual studio to produce both UltraHD HDR and HD SDR live programs for transmission. The dock10 team first received live sports match feeds in-studio, and then used FS-HDR to synchronize and color space convert the signal to UltraHD SDR for monitoring and to feed the background of dock10’s virtual studio system.

The devices were also used for MADI audio embedding, and for UltraHD HDR to HD SDR down-conversion for transmission. FS-HDR’s video delay feature was used to match lip sync, as the venue audio feeds came via different routes to the picture feeds, while FS-HDR’s LUT conversion features were also heavily used. 

Three of dock10’s own FS-HDRs were used for its production work, and it rented additional units as needed. The success sees remote editing and production now added as part of its standard offerings. 

Michael Lodmore, duty technology manager at dock10, said: “We initially looked at the FS-HDRs for their LUT processing capabilities, but quickly started using so many other features that the devices offer – from frame synchronization to audio processing.

“We relied heavily on our client’s R&D department, who had extensive experience with LUT conversions, to produce the best possible conversions whilst preserving the color rendition of camera pictures and graphics.”