March 13 2015We reported about work on the roof o

first_imgMarch 13, 2015We reported about work on the roof of East Housing in July 2014, you can see details on July 18. – 23. and July 28 2014, as well as March 4, 6, and 11. 2015.The construction crew built a form around a set of utility vents on the East Housing roof. This will be a retaining platform on which steel housing will be mounted to protect the utility vents.Concrete had to be transported a long way, from the keystone all the way to the top of the East Housing roof.[photos by archive volunteer Chihiro Saito]The concrete is transferred from wheelbarrows to buckets to make it easier to carry up a long set of steps.Workshop participant Brendan Workman.Workshop participant Hunter Eary.Workshop participant Francesco Marchegiano.The crew is finishing the surface of the slab. More to comelast_img read more

Eutelsat has launched an ultra HD channel showing

first_imgEutelsat has launched an ultra HD channel showing HDR (High Dynamic Range) content using HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) technology, the new HDR standard developed by the BBC and NHK.Eutelsat has partnered with 4EVER-2, the French collaborative project on Ultra HD, ATEME and Samsung to demo HDR Ultra HD at IBC this week.Called “Hotbird 4k2 HDR”, the new channel is broadcasting across Europe from Eutelsat’s flagship Hotbird neighbourhood and is showing sports, cultural and wildlife content from the 4EVER-2 consortium, dBW Communication, The Explorers Network and RAICom.The channel is broadcast at 50 frames per second, with 10 bits of colour depth (one billion colours) in the BT2020 environment.“This new channel will benefit players in the broadcasting chain who are seeking to acquire expertise in HDR Ultra HD broadcasts,” said Eutelsat’s senior vice president, new TV formats, Michel Chabrol.“Since Ultra HD blazed a trail three years ago Eutelsat’s strategy has been to support our customers as they embrace the race to the highest image quality. HDR is the newest step in this adventure and one that gives new meaning to the industry ambition to deliver a spectacular and immersive viewing experience.”last_img read more