Recent Posts by George Jarrett

FutureSport Analysis: High Dynamic Range – Separating Hype from Reality

Under probing guidance from moderator Adrian Pennington, the FutureSport session ‘HDR: Separating Hype from Reality’ went a long way towards disentangling the misnomers around a very complex technology area. Opening the session Tim Borer, Lead Engineer BBC R&D, provided an overview of the standardisation process (ITU-R RG24), and a focus on the crux of the […]  More

Sony Europe tracks into sports action analytics with new software tool

One of the delights of IBC remains spotting something interesting out of the corner of your eye as you bowl around the halls. Under that category this year was Sony’s R&D project Catalyst Perform (Soccer) – a promising coaching tool awaiting a launch name. “We are looking to offer versions targeted at each sport,” said […]  More

Higher Dynamic Range: EBU and vendor analysis from the NAB Show

Many of the key demos at NAB were all about higher dynamic range (HDR), wider colour gamut, peak brightness, the improved blacks and shadow detail graders have been waiting for, and impressive Nit counts. The industry doffed its hat to Dolby Vision (12-bits of image rendering), the Canon engineering demo of a 2000 Nits reference […]  More

SVGE Analysis: Kevin Pietersen discusses England career on Clare Balding Show

Europe’s most versatile sports presenter Clare Balding switched smoothly from fronting C4 Racing’s coverage of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe to toasting and roasting former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen for her own live BT Sport chat show last week, during his tour of UK TV studios promoting his new book. Using a standing audience […]  More