Cinema-Grade High Dynamic Range

Nevion has added support for cinema-grade High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4:4:4 12-bit JPEG 2000 compression to its flagship software defined media node, Virtuoso. The product already supports HDR for 4:2:2 10-bit content.

Nevion equipment is widely used in movie post-production for remote review and colour grading – in fact, for many the process is known as a “T-VIPS session”, named after a company which has been part of Nevion since 2013. By enabling the transport of colour-accurate video in real-time over IP networks, Virtuoso allows people involved in the production to work collaboratively over any distance.

With high-end HDR increasingly being adopted in the movie industry to provide greater colour depth and augment the viewer’s experience, Nevion is enhancing Virtuoso, to enable post-production houses to work in 4:4:4 12-bit HDR for various colour spaces (RGB and XYZ, as well as YCbCr) and formats (including 2K, 4K and stereoscopic). A single Virtuoso unit can handle, for example, up to eight 2K HDR streams, two 4K HDR streams, or one 4K HDR stereoscopic stream.

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