Elemental unveils Japan’s First Real-time 4K / HEVC Transmission

Elemental Technologies has announced that K-Opticom Corporation, a comprehensive telecommunications operator in Japan, will use Elemental video processing for the country’s first live 4K Ultra HD high-efficiency video coding (H.265/HEVC) transmission. Elemental Live systems will power real-time video streaming of the Osaka Marathon on October 27 in a K-Opticom-designed trial workflow.

"With resolution four times that of HD, demand for 4K content on high-quality, large-format screens is increasing,” said Mr. Takao Fujino, President of K-Opticom. “The advanced K-OPT optical fiber network combined with the power and flexibility of Elemental’s software-based architecture is vital to meeting this demand and to enabling this unprecedented experimental transmission.”

The Japanese telco is using Elemental Live systems to provide HEVC encoding of 4K/59.94p material acquired from Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K cameras located at the midpoint and finish line of the racecourse. Each camera will be mounted with an AJA Ki-Pro Quad, which will send source content to Elemental systems via live 3G-SDI interfaces.

Elemental video processing systems will encode live content in real-time HEVC at 4Kp30 and stream video over K-OPT optical fiber networks to an NTT Docomo decoder with final rendering on an 84-inch Sony 4K Bravia TV. The public will be able to view 4K live coverage of the marathon in a special K-OPT exhibit located at the Intex (International Exhibition Center) Building 2 in Osaka.

DTG Staff  |  23.10.2013

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