Imagine Communications & NEP: Unified UHD production for mixed SDR and HDR delivery

The IBC Podcast

Dec 9 2021 • 23 mins

Episode 14 of the IBC Podcast, supported by Imagine Communications, features a conversation between Malcolm Cowan, Head of Engineering and Technology, Broadcast and Media Services at NEP UK and John Mailhot, CTO, Networking & Infrastructure for Imagine Communications on UHD and HDR production.

NEP has been using Imagine Communications’ SNP pure-IP media processing platform to support its UHD and HDR productions.

Together, Cowan and Mailhot speak about the unique challenges of introducing HDR (high dynamic range) and UHD (ultra-high definition) into productions which are delivered to a mix of SDR (standard dynamic range) and HDR distribution channels.

During their conversation they discuss:

  • Industry adoption of HDR
  • How NEP works with Imagine Communications
  • The impact of HDR on outside broadcast companies and the content they supply to broadcasters
  • How HDR is changing the landscape of sporting events
  • Whether different LUTS (look-up tables) work better for different content


Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications’ Selenio Network Processor (SNP)

NEP Group