So the BBC go to the efforts of producing it ultra 4k then transmit it in bog standard 1080i to the end viewer, why couldn’t the bbc broadcast it in 4k?
Also Sky 4k is that the best 4k we saw there as I am pretty sure Sky’s software does not even support HDR yet, my guess is if it was made available on iPlayer it might have been better then what went out on Sky.
Again, just because you can produce something in 4K HDR doesn't mean the infrastructure to broadcast or stream it in 4K HDR is in place yet - or at least not with enough confidence to put it live for such a high profile event and risk an embarrassing failure.
How many live HDR broadcasts of major events (not trials) have their been worldwide so far? Not many I don't think, possibly just that golf in the US last week, and that was only a small part of the course.
Also, one word - archive. Along with the fact its a good event to really try it out on (as the blog explains) and learn for the future how to cover something in HDR that doesn't adversely affect the (vast majority of) SDR viewers.
The steps so far make sense - an unannounced (but publicly available) trial, a (deliberately or otherwise) leaked teaser about the 2nd half of the FA Cup Final, then maybe something announced in advance thats higher profile but not so high that if it goes wrong questions will be asked. A match at the World Cup (not involving England) might be a good start. (That is purely guesswork on my part.)
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