IBC 2016: Amlogic integrates Dolby Vision into 4K HDR chipsets
Amlogic, in partnership with Dolby Laboratories, announced Dolby Vision integration in Amlogic’s 4K HDR S912 series chipsets. Dolby Vision delivers a dramatic visual experience that brings entertainment to life with astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color. The result is a refined, lifelike image that is more realistic than anything standard displays can produce today.
With Dolby Vision technology, Amlogic offers a system-on-chip (SoC) solution that is ideal for set-top box manufacturers who want to offer Internet-based viewing or ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) viewing in their products. Internet viewership, as compared to traditional cable or satellite viewership, is growing rapidly, thus generating demand for new and better set-top boxes. With Dolby Vision, content creators retain the intended detail and integrity of their movies and TV shows, ultimately delivering a premium home-viewing experience for end-users around the globe.
“Amlogic’s customers will have access to the most advanced video playback technology in a cost-effective manner with Dolby Vision integration,” said James Xie, vice president, corporate business strategy at Amlogic. “We’ve put a great deal of effort into designing a device that we believe will transform the home viewing experience and add value across the content creation and playback pipeline.”
The Amlogic S912 series SoC include eight ARM Cortex processors and powerful high speed GPUs to handle complicated UI and content. The S912 also features the AVE-10 video engine to accelerate video codec processing. The powerful engine can decode 4K2K resolution video in both HEVC and VP9 format at a full 60 frames per second, which delivers a flicker-free viewing experience. The AVE-10 also supports Trusted Video Path (TVP), multiple HDR format support and video watermarking technologies for secured 4K DRM applications.
“We are proud to bring our customers incomparable, next-generation viewing experiences in partnership with Amlogic,” says Roland Vlaicu, vice president, consumer imaging at Dolby Laboratories. “The Amlogic S912 is an excellent platform for Dolby Vision because it gives set-top box manufacturers more access to the advanced imaging that consumers demand. Ultimately, end users will enjoy TV shows and movies with stunning contrast, brightness and color that simply wasn’t achievable in traditional displays.”
Amlogic and Dolby will jointly demonstrate their new IC and Dolby Vision technology in the Dolby booth (Hall 2, Stand A11) at the IBC2016 show in Amsterdam, from Sept. 9-12. Amlogic S912 with Dolby Vision supports both high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut from content creation to production, transmission, and playback. The system is also backward compatible with current 8-bit video systems.