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HA
harshy Founding member
The Premier League have broadcast UHD games for the last couple of seasons.

Generally only the ones which are on Sky or BT.

On New Year's Day, four of BT's games were UHD (with one HDR), which was as much to do with OB resources at it was channels to broadcast it on.

I think IMG now offer a UHD World feed which is being taken by Bein 4K for example no idea if it’s HDR though.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Again, it'll only be for the matches which are shown in UHD in the UK. The rest are only produced in HD.

(Similarly, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 only distribute one UHD world feed per week, usually the Saturday evening and Sunday evening fixture respectively.)
HA
harshy Founding member
Is the Sky ones HDR shown on the IMG World feed because Sky Q boxes can’t do HDR
BC
BcastCam
Interesting video & discussion on the (new) Sky Production Services website about the launch of the Sky Sports Racing channel last year.

https://productionservices.sky/technical-solutions/
HA
harshy Founding member
”Fully equipped to handle content from SD to HDR, our state-of-the-art online suites and experienced team of in-house editors will meet the technical and creative demands of your project.”

Where’s the HDR then?
BA
Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
High Dynamic Range. Once upon a time a grade/edit would make HDR footage from cameras SDR (standard dynamic range) ala Rec 709 to be sent to your telly. Now they're just sending the HDR stuff direct to your telly. Sales gimmick I think but you can get some HDR content now-a-days.
HA
harshy Founding member
Bail posted:
High Dynamic Range. Once upon a time a grade/edit would make HDR footage from cameras SDR (standard dynamic range) ala Rec 709 to be sent to your telly. Now they're just sending the HDR stuff direct to your telly. Sales gimmick I think but you can get some HDR content now-a-days.

Not from a sky q box it’s low down in priority’s Sad
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Bail posted:
High Dynamic Range. Once upon a time a grade/edit would make HDR footage from cameras SDR (standard dynamic range) ala Rec 709 to be sent to your telly. Now they're just sending the HDR stuff direct to your telly. Sales gimmick I think but you can get some HDR content now-a-days.

Not from a sky q box it’s low down in priority’s Sad


Have you not got anything else to moan about?
Anyway to answer your whine:

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/sky-q-hdr-might-not-arrive-until-late-2020-more-than-two-years-late posted:
A Sky spokesperson has told TechRadar that a further delay to the HDR roll out is "speculation", and that it's "committed to launching HDR as soon as possible". Our original story based on a support forum post is below.
HA
harshy Founding member
I just want the beauty of HDR it looked fantastic on my friends telly Sky should be replicating the bbc especially with the sky high subscriptions, Sky have no excuses they done it for the Italianos, Sky should believe in better Wink
RK
Rkolsen World News
I’m watching ESPN’s presentation of the CFP (College Football Playoffs) Championships and they’re offering two 4K feeds - one is a 4K simulcast of ESPN 2 which is the field pass- it’s essentially a 4K 3 box one large one with the action (seems to be mainly SkyCam) and 2 16:9 ones featuring reporters on each sideline providing commentary.

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The other one is a 4K SkyCast where at some angles the lens looks like it needs to be cleaned. The audio here is the natural sounds of the stadium so you here the stadium announcer. It appears that during commercial breaks to roam around the field either looking over the sidelines or the crowd.

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If you wanted to watch the traditional ESPN telecast with the normal play by play announcers you have to watch the 720p ESPN feed.

Sorry I don’t have the capability of 4K captures but the screen caps above are just the same but in 720p.

Here are screen captures of the Megacast feeds:

ESPN:

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ESPN 2:

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ESPN U’s Coaches Film Room:

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SkyCast (ESPN 3):

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Data Center (ESPN 3):

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All 22 (ESPN 3 - same camera angle presumably camera 22)

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TechCast (ESPN 3):

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RefCast (ESPN 3):

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ESPN Classic’s Sounds of the Game:

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ESPN News’ Command Center:

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SEC Network’s Hometown Radio Coverage from LSU Radio:

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These were all the feeds available to me online.
Last edited by Rkolsen on 14 January 2020 4:28am
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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
I don't understand gridiron at the best of times, so I'm struggling a little too see how that improves the experience for the viewer.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
They're only about 20 years behind the UK trying that sort of thing. Sky discovered very quickly viewers like the director to choose the best camera angle.
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