Moving to ultra HD is a challenging topic and many broadcasters will be looking at ways to invest in this format so that they can start delivering an immersive viewing experience to grow audience share. 4K is already an important element in shaping the future of sports production workflows with new camera technology, core infrastructure, and new techniques evolving that will have major implications on the creative process. {mosimage}

Companies that are already involved in the early stages of the move to 4K have responded by delivering a range of 
cost-effective solutions that support this move. These include synapse production tool boxes (U4T100 & U4T1400) that ease the challenges of a 4-wire production setup by carrying Vanc and Hanc data such as time-code and embedded audio, and also provide Dolby E encoder and decoder capabilities.

Developed in close cooperation with BT Sport, new synapse tools are incorporated into Timeline TV's 4K OB truck, which delivers 4K sports programming to BT Sport's ultra HD channel.

Another issue that is at the top of the broadcast agenda is IP production, with the debate about which standard to 
adopt - S2022 or TR03 via TR04 - likely to be much in evidence on everyone's mind. The possibility of another change in standards before the end of the year has created a degree of uncertainty that is leading some customers to put their IP plans on hold or invest further in SDI.

Given the current ambiguity about standards, the company has focused on developing a range of products with an open standards philosophy, thus giving customers the flexibility to meet whichever route is adopted, by ensuring that signal processing equipment can support any standard the industry decides to embrace, including hybrid SDI-IP options, enabling broadcasters to keep their technology up-to-date without compromising their future.

Broadcasters will see this philosophy encapsulated in the launch of next- generation SynView modular multiviewer. Capable of handling both 4K and any IP video format, new SynView multiviewer is designed for use as a stand-alone unit or as part of a synapse signal processing system.

As the only single field latency (20ms@50Hz and 16,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) multiview system on the market, SynView can be combined with over 300 different processing modules and can scale, position, de-embed, overlay and process eight video channels.

At the upcoming show, company will run multiple screens from two cards, demonstrating Synview's effectiveness in a variety of situations, including fast response production monitor walls (where it offers unequalled low processing delay and start up time); high resolution, high source count monitor walls and OB van preview monitoring and shading.