On June 20, 2007, as part of the Holland Festival 2007, the international research consortium CineGrid conducted the first successful
demonstration of transatlantic streaming of 4K digital motion pictures and 5.1 surround sound over photonic IP networks.
The CineGrid @ Holland Festival 2007 project transmitted a live performance of the opera “Era la Notte” from Amsterdam’s concert hall, in real time,
to UCSD where it was viewed in 4K (four times HDTV resolution) by an audience in the Calit2 auditorium.
Three streaming tests were performed (see diagram below):
• (June 20, 2007) 4K point-to-point JPEG2000 compressed, at a rate of 500Mbps, between Amsterdam and San Diego
• (June 21, 2007) HD compressed coming at ~135Mbps from Amsterdam to Calit2, where it was replicated by Calit2 servers with Qvidium software into at
least six streams going to USC, U Washington, UIC/EVL, Ryerson U (Toronto), Stockholm, Prague, and Barcelona.
• (June 22, 2007) 4K uncompressed (~8Gbps) from Amsterdam to Japan via Chicago.
Pacific Interface Inc.
Calit2/University of California, San Diego
Electronic Visualization Laboratory/University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Institute for Digital Media and Content, Keio University
University of Amsterdam
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