ULTRA HD BLU-RAY FORMAT OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED & SOLD OUT!
Retailers Selling Players and Titles Two Weeks Before Launch Date
March 1st was the official launch of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format with the general availability of the Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player and titles including The Martian, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wild, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Hitman Agent 47, Fantastic Four and many others. Interestingly, Best Buy started distributing the Samsung player and multiple titles according to online publisher, Digital Trends, roughly two weeks early. Well, we certainly understand Best Buy’s enthusiasm because the format, players and titles combine to deliver a stunning and never before seen entertainment experience to the living room. It’s also great to recognize that the majority of titles available at launch were authored by UHDG members using Scenarist UHD.
Read more about the Samsung UBD-K8500 and upcoming Panasonic DMP-UB900 players.
IMAGION AG BRINGS ULTRA HD BLU-RAY TO GERMANY
Joins UHDG Focus Group and Adds Scenarist UHD
MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (March 1, 2016) – Scenarist announced today that Imagion AG, a world-class media facility located in Germany, will be the first to author Ultra HD Blu-ray titles in Germany using Scenarist UHD. Imagion AG is a premiere media company that provides high-end professional production services for both OTT and physical formats including Netflix, iTunes, DVD-Video, Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D. Now, Imagion AG has joined with other distinguished facilities world wide who are working with Scenarist to bring its vast media production expertise to help launch the Ultra HD Blu-ray format.
SCENARIST & ATEME OFFER EXPANDED RANGE OF ENCODING OPTIONS
4K SDR, HDR and Server Based Configurations Allow Economical Encoding Solutions with Sensible Upgrades
We have been working with ATEME to bring Ultra HD Blu-ray HEVC 4K/HDR encoding to our users worldwide. The majority of launch titles were encoded using ATEME TITAN, and when you see the results in titles such as The Martian and Fantastic Four as well as the others, you’ll be instantly taken with the depth and richness of color, contrast and clarity that the ATEME TITAN can deliver.
Now, Scenarist and ATEME have worked together to expand the TITAN range to include affordable 4K/SDR, 4K/SDR/HDR, as well as multi-simultaneous transcoding, server-based configurations. These configurations are inherently scalable as your business grows.
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SCENARIST UHD BETA 4 RELEASED TO UHDG MEMBERS
Majority of 4KBD Launch Titles Authored with Scenarist UHD
UHDG members have received the latest version of Scenarist UHD Beta 4 to begin their work in producing triple layer, 100GB titles and much more. This version represents a further refinement based on feedback from Ultra HD Blu-ray authors worldwide who have been working with Scenarist during the creation of launch titles. Now, facilities and major motion picture companies are planning their next releases that will push into 100GBs which will allow for higher data rates and more content that ever.
VISIT SCENARIST AT NAB 2016
Private Demonstration and Meeting Suite Located in The Renaissance Hotel Next to LVCC South Hall
If you will be attending the NAB 2016 and would like to meet with us, we’ll be demonstrating Scenarist UHD in our private meeting suite #332at the Renaissance Hotel next to the LVCC South Hall. Please click below to schedule a private meeting. We expect to be completely booked up for this show, so please contact us early to reserve time in the schedule.