dock10 simultaneously produces live SDR and HDR content remotely with the AJA FS-HDR converter


UK television facility dock10 has used its AJA FS-HDR real-time HDR / WCG picture converters / synchronizers to facilitate simultaneous HDR and SDR live coverage for some of the most notable sports tournaments being held in Europe this summer.

To facilitate remote production of each live sporting event, dock10 has taken the live Ultra HD HDR streams of each match and integrated it into the 3G-SDI SDR content created in its virtual studio to produce both live programs. direct Ultra HD HDR and HD SDR for transmission.

The dock10 team first received live sports match streams in the studio, then used FS-HDR to sync and convert the color space to Ultra HD SDR for monitoring and to feed the background of the camera. virtual dock10 studio system. The devices were also used for MADI audio integration and Ultra HD HDR to HD SDR downconversion for transmission. FS-HDR’s video delay function was used to match lip sync, as site audio streams came through different paths to image streams, while FS-HDR’s LUT conversion functions were also strongly used.

“We initially looked at FS-HDRs for their LUT processing capabilities, but we quickly started using so many other features that the devices offered, from frame sync to audio processing. FS-HDR is truly a Swiss army knife for HDR production, and has saved us from buying or renting other equipment, ”explains Michael Lodmore, head of service technology at dock10. “We relied heavily on our client’s R&D department, who had extensive experience with LUT conversions, to produce the best possible conversions while preserving the color rendering of the camera images and graphics. “

dock10 used three of their own FS-HDRs for their production work and rented additional units as needed. The company’s experience in the preparation and execution of these sports projects, as well as the demand for content from customers generated by the pandemic, have inspired dock10 to now integrate remote editing and production into its standard offerings. . Besides FS-HDR, dock10 also uses AJA Corvid 88 video I / O cards for renderers in its virtual studio.


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