The European Broadcasting Union and several of its member organisations undertook an ambitious trial over the summer period – a live, UltraHD, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate, Wide Colour Gamut and Next Generation Audio trial at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. The trial included four 2160p/100 cameras with live control of shading/racking, live vision mixing, live recording, live mixing of audio objects, audio-visual synchronisation with audio objects and live encoding.

This paper looks at the lessons learned during the trial – what went well, what needed extra work and what is needed to overcome current technical hurdles.

This document was originally published at the SMPTE Technical Conference, 22-25 October 2018, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and subsequently in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Volume 128, Issue 3, April 2019.

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