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Rai CRITS contributions to the Conference of IBC 2023

Technical Papers at IBC2023: 5G innovative networks and services for the audiovisual content production and distribution.

Assunta De Vita

The Rai Centre for Research, Technological Innovation and Experimentation presented two contributions at the recent International Broadcasting Convention (IBC 2023) held in Amsterdam  last September.


The articles illustrate the results of the National project ‘5G Audiovisivo 2022’ promoted and funded by the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy  and co-ordinated by Rai Way, which applies 5G technologies to the whole chain of production and distribution of digital contents.

News 2024 February 07

Digital radio broadcasting service coverage inside motorway tunnels: a simulation study for the service coverage optimization

Bruno Sacco, Assunta De Vita

During the COMSOL Conference 2023 held in Munich last October, CRITS presented a study on the propagation of the DAB/DAB+ signal in motorway tunnels. The analysis, based on Finite Element Electromagnetic Simulation (FEM) and measurements obtained in the field, provides useful suggestions for the design of systems to extend the digital radio service in tunnels.

News 2024 February 06

Le nuove frontiere della Virtual Production: CLOROFILLA

Editorial staff CRITS

The CRITS plays a prominent role in the recent television production “Clorofilla,” where CRITS researchers contribute their expertise in Virtual Production, an innovative technology that provides an extraordinary experience for viewers.


Immersed in virtual settings created entirely through the use of Unreal Engine, the hosts take the audience on an original and entertaining journey into the world of botany. Viewers will have the opportunity to analyze constantly changing plants that grow in real-time.

News 2023 December 06

Dynamic HDR Converter tests

Editorial staff CRITS

Despite the widespread commercial adoption of HDR technology, significant opportunities for improvement persist. Rai CRITS actively participated in recent tests conducted by the EBU Video Systems, highlighting that dynamic HDR converters can yield extraordinary results in terms of image quality, surpassing static converters, particularly in handling compression in high lights. It is important to note, however, that artefacts may emerge in certain circumstances, which is why research in this area remains ongoing.

News 2023 November 17

The RAI 4K HDR course, in preparation for the La Scala premiere

4K Production Team & Editorial staff CRITS

The 4K HDR course, in preparation for the La Scala premiere, took place in Milan. The didactic sessions provided a comprehensive overview of the latest innovations in audio and video. This included an exploration of next-generation audio technologies and the ATMOS lab, as well as an analysis of the 4K TV production chain for video. Particular attention was given to the new BT2020 extended color space and the revolutionary HDR technology. The implications and opportunities of HDR technology in television production were thoroughly examined.

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