Overview

The 9th Plugfest is jointly organised by German TV-Platform and DTG in cooperation with Ultra HD Forum, and hosted by German TV-Platform (DTVP) and DTG in Berlin at 3IT / Fraunhofer HHI from 5th to 6th December 2018. The 9th Plugfest will essentially focus on UHD live content. Other aspects could be added according the needs of the participants.

The equipment line-up will include TV sets and set-top boxes. The idea is to provide an opportunity for interoperability testing and create an event which technically reproduces production, contribution, processing, distribution and consumption issues from the 2018 FIFA World Cup and other recent live sports events.

 

When

5-6 December 2018 

Where 

3IT / Fraunhofer HHI, Salzufer 6, 10587 Berlin

(Entrance: Otto-Dibelius-Strasse, 10587 Berlin)

Who

DTVP & DTG members and companies interested in UHD/HDR interoperability target audience: hardware developers

What

UHD Plugfest to check interoperability; on-site debugging; HDR testing
Live sports content plus playout systems will be provided by HBS and UHDF

Host

Deutsche TV-Plattform & DTG UK (in cooperation with Ultra HD Forum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is an open event for interoperability sessions, but no official conformance or certification test! 

Registration

Each participating company is required to provide the following documents: 

Registration Form Deadline: 9 November 2018 Download 
  please e-mail to plugfest@tv-plattform.de   
 
     
Participant Agreement  Deadline: 23 November 2018  Download
  Please mail a signed copy to plugfest@tv-plattform.de   
 

Please send the original to:
Carine Chardon at Deutsche TV-Plattform, c/o ZVEI, Lyoner Str. 9, 60528 Frankfurt a.M.

 
 

PLEASE NOTE:
We must receive your signed original Participant Agreement by 23 November 2018.
No exceptions!

 
     

Please respect the deadlines!

Test schedules etc. will be created based on the devices you register; please try to avoid any changes after (9 November 2018)

 


Agenda

Wednesday 5th December – 9:30 am to 6pm

Thursday 6th December – 9:30 am to 6pm

A detailled Agenda will be provided soon after registration.

 


Visitor Address 3IT  

Salzufer 6
Entrance Otto-Dibelius-Strasse
10587 Berlin
Germany 

 3IT


File delivery format

If you plan to test your own content for playout during the UHD Plugfest, it must be provided in the following format:

Container

MXF

Video

Sony XAVC 300/480 in UHD-1 with 50/60 fps

Audio

PCM Stereo (or Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+ or MPEG-1 Layer II)

 

If you plan to provide a transport stream, please follow the logic of “Basic encoding parameters”.

File delivery server

All content/transport streams that shall be tested during the UHD Plugfest can be uploaded to a server. Please contact Frank Heineberg (frank.heineberg@cbc.de)

Basic encoding parameters

HEVC Video Encoding Parameter

HE-AAC Audio Encoding Parameter

Resolution: 3840x2160
Frame rate: 50 fps
Bit depth: 10 bit 
Color Subsampling: 4:2:0
Bitrate: up to 35 Mbit/s
Coding Structure: Hierarchical B-Pictures (GOP8), 
Random Access at least every 48 frames
Conformance: Main 10 Profile, Level 5.1, Main Tier

Sampling Rate: 48.000 KHz 
Channels: 2 (Stereo)
Bits per Sample: 16
Bitrate: 64 kbit/s
TS multiplexing: 42 Mbit/s CBR

 


 

Registration Form Deadline: 9 November 2018  Download 
  please e-mail to plugfest@tv-plattform.de  
     
Participant Agreement  Deadline: 23 November 2018  Download
  Please mail a signed copy to plugfest@tv-plattform.de
 
 

Please send the original to:

Carine Chardon at Deutsche TV-Plattform, c/o ZVEI, Lyoner Str. 9, 60528 Frankfurt a.M.

 
 

PLEASE NOTE:
We must receive your signed original Participant Agreement by 23 November 2018.
No exceptions!

 
     

Please respect the deadlines!

Equipment Delivery 

Please ship all devices to the following address:

3IT, c/o Carina Schoo
Salzufer 6
10587 Berlin
Germany
phone +49-30-31002-216
carina.schoo@hhi.fraunhofer.de 
Shipments must arrive 29 November 2018!

Please include all necessary cables (e.g. HDMI) as well as debug equipment.
For UHD displays: please ship the smallest model of the respective line.

PLEASE NOTE: When shipping from abroad, be aware of possible delay due to customs handling!

Equipment Pick-up

Pick-up of equipment after the event will be possible on 7 December 2018.
Please include a way bill and the shipment reference number on every package for pick-up.
As well as information about the number and weight of the packages.
Also please inform us about which courier service is picking up your equipment and when.