In September 2019, during the Ars Electronica Festival, real-time transmission of 8K content in the immersive environment of Deep Space 8K succeeded for the first time. The encoder and decoder functionalities required for such a sophisticated streaming demonstration were developed as part of the European research project Immersify. The streaming system developed by PSNC based on the GPU accelerated video encoding and network streaming using RTP/SRT protocols ensures very low latency allowing for real time interaction between artists located at PSNC and Ars Electronica. The video was transmitted over the public Internet in 8K resolution using HEVC codec. Finally, Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center provides an impressive media environment for the groundbreaking demonstration.
In collaboration with PSNC, there will now once again be an 8K live stream from Poznan in Poland to Deep Space 8K.
Link to 360° YouTube stream from Poznań to Linz: https://youtu.be/1Mb77F9hwxM