Video processing technology provider ATEME, with partners Kolor and Finwe, has taken the immersive experience of the LiveSphere end-to-end live video broadcast solution to the living room.
The solution captures, stitches, streams and displays video to provide an interactive consumer experience for tablets, smartphones and virtual-reality headsets. In its latest iteration it can now allow viewers to dynamically change fields of view using a remote control.
The LiveSphere client application runs on an STB reference design based on the STMicroelectronics Cannes chipset that is capable of decoding Ultra HD video.
The dynamic selection of the field of view relies on a remote by 4MOD Technology, a leading provider of innovative wireless user interface solutions. The selected field of view is output over HDMI to any HD or Ultra HD TV set.
"LiveSphere is a real innovation in the way we watch television, providing the end user with the possibility to navigate inside live events using a remote control," said Ismail Allalcha, manager of strategic & ecosystem marketing, Digital Consumer Group, STMicroelectronics. "This demonstration confirms the maturity and performance of ... Cannes and Monaco chipset families, which can reach resolutions of up to Ultra HDp60: a definite advantage for 360° video applications."