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May 10th, 2014

Rohde & Schwarz Japan + SKY Perfect JSAT—Trial By UHDTV (SatBroadcasting™—4K)

[SatNews] Rohde & Schwarz Japan and its local distributor, Photron Ltd., have delivered a R&S CLIPSTER® to SKY Perfect JSAT corporation as part of their UHDTV trial, which was initiated by NexTV Forum.

Rohde & Schwarz CLIPSTER®.

Objectives of NexTV Forum are to realize nexgen broadcasting services and to set the related standards and specifications. As the member of NexTV Forum in charge of the UHDTV workflow verification from content acquisition and production to transmission, SKY Perfect JSAT established the test environment at its Tokyo Media Center. Sky Perfect JSAT was looking for a system capable of playing out a 4K XAVC file via baseband (4x 3G SDI) in 60p realtime. As there also was the need for a 4K editing system, the company decided to introduce two R&S CLIPSTER® mastering stations.

R&S CLIPSTER® has been a pioneer in the 4K market for many years and has an excellent reputation in 4K production facilities. The mastering station enables realtime processing of material up to 4K for editing, and also supports RAW formats of numerous digital cinema cameras, including Sony F55 and Canon C500. As XAVC was qualified and selected as the final production codec by SKY Perfect JSAT, R&S CLIPSTER® additionally allows bit rates of 600Mbit/s and 960Mbit/s to be played  in 60p baseband and also offers  transcoding capabilities into 4K XAVC, based on any other source file format. Furthermore, 3D LUT conversion between the color spaces ITU Rec.709 (HDTV) and ITU Rec.2020 (UHDTV) is also possible. In addition, R&S CLIPSTER® offers support for RAW data debayering for Sony F55 and Canon C500.

As the market demand for UHDTV will increase even more in the future with regards to the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, Rohde & Schwarz Japan will continuously provide leading-edge technology and systems to address and guide the broadcast market.

The Rohde & Schwarz infosite may be reached at http://www.rohde-schwarz.co.jp/