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Bridge Technologies to showcase HDR/SDR probe at IBC2021

Bridge Technologies will showcase at IBC2021 its VB440 IP probe offering new functionalities that allow production professionals to monitor and visualise both high dynamic range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR) outputs from anywhere in the world, using only an HTML5 browser.

Built as a monitoring solution for IP and SDI/IP-encapsulated production environments, the VB440 delivers ultra-low latency analytics of compressed and uncompressed data to provide creatives and technicians alike with the deep insight they need to ensure error-free delivery of live and recorded broadcast, from any remote location across the globe.

In relation to the addition of HDR functionality, the VB440 starts from the point of being able to identify the type of coded stream coming in, be this HLG, PG, S-Log3, or a number of other standards, either through manual setting or through automatic recognition from ancillary data or NMOS signaling data. The user is then able to access any of the existing wide range of waveform scopes within the VB440 and apply them to this HDR stream. 

Simen Frostad, Chairman of Bridge Technologies, said, “As broadcast technology develops, so too do viewer expectations, and with the rise of HDR-ready TVs, viewers are becoming increasingly discerning in relation to image quality. But this represents a problem in the field of broadcast production, because the ability to work with both SDR and HDR in tandem – particularly in live or remote contexts – is both challenging and potentially expensive.

“It is this challenge that the most recent addition to the VB440 probe addresses — a suite of unique, innovative new HDR tools which allow content producers to adapt their workflows to accommodate HDR in an efficient, accessible, intuitive and accurate manner”.

IBC2021 is taking place from December 3-6 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, and Bridge Technologies will be highlighting the VB440 at booth 1.A71.

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