The Ultra HD Forum has announced plans to launch its Watermarking API for encoder integration before the end of 2020.
The generic C-language API enables the interfacing of a transcoder and a watermark pre-processor (WMP).
“The API generates so-called A/B variants for Adaptive Bitrate content for both baseband and compressed forensic watermarking technologies,” said Laurent Piron, chair of the Forum’s Security Group.
“We’re excited to provide a vendor-agnostic API that will facilitate the distribution of premium UHD content, which is one of our main missions at the Forum.”
The Forum has also updated its guidelines for the UHD community.
Version 2.4 includes a number of additions, such as:
- Objective measurement and analysis of the quality of HDR Tone Mapping
- UHD live event distribution via OTT
- New and updated Annexes
The guidelines are available to download from the Forum’s website.