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4K a long way off according to BBC

Published in Technology

How close are we to the day when big, national broadcasters are going to provide is with 4K television channels?

Not very, if yesterday's announcement by the BBC is anything to go by

The Dell M3800 is a groundbreaking workstation-class laptop with a 4K screen. We've been using it.

UHD is the new HD. Confused? You will be.

Published in Business

The mighty Consumer Electronics Association has defined 4K as UltraHD. Kieron Seth reports

We now know quite a lot more about the PS4, but there are still questions. K. Stewart investigates

Playstation 4: Will this be Sony's real 4K delivery device?

Published in Business

A surprise announcement might have shed a little more light on the probable role and capabilities of the next Playstation

The Seiki 4K TV is now $966

Published in Technology

Just a quick heads up for all you lucky people in the States: the Seiki 50" 4K TV is now available from Amazon for just $966 (including shipping). UPDATE: The price has gone back up

Sony FS-700RH: 4K For the Rest of Us

Published in Production

While 4K is certainly not for everyone – it’s a bear to work with, manage, and store – it is true nonetheless that 4K capture produces superior HD images: the additional fineness and reduced noise contributes to much better HD than originating in HD in the first place

Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

Published in Technology

Most of us, if we're honest, struggle slightly when it comes to configuring even HD equipment and settings. There are enough combinations of frame rates, codecs and resolutions that just about everyone has to stop and think when they're setting up their gear

New technology from video encoding experts Beamr claims to be able to out-perform the new H.265 format by merely encoding H.264 better.  Their video optimisation apparently reduces the bitrate of video streams by up to four times, while retaining their resolution, quality, and - most importantly - their industry-standard H.264 format. It works on all frame-sizes up to and including 4K

Is HDMI OK for 4K?

Published in Technology

All this talk of 4K, high frame rate, 3D, and ever more precision and information in video signals is a good thing, right? Well, yes, but at some point, an engineering solution has to be designed to let it happen, and there's reason to believe we might be getting a bit ahead of ourselves

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