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Barely two weeks ago we carried a story about the Seiki 50" 4K TV that was priced at only $1299 - a tiny fraction of the prices that we've been seeing for 4K TVs from the usual manufacturers. Most people were understandably sceptical. Was this ever going to go on sale at this extraordinarily low price? Would it be any good?

Editor hacks 2011 Macbook Air to output 4K

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An incredible hack means you can output 4K from a lowly 2011 Macbook Air

JVC's upscaling 4K projectors

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JVC Professional is launching four new D-ILA projectors this month, three of which feature an upgraded version of its e-shift technology, now dubbed e-shift2, which will help fill the 4k content gap by up-converting and scaling HD content to a 4k signal. And there’s some other nifty tech features on them too. Andy Stout takes a look

Sony Pictures opens 4K post production facility

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True to its overarching philosophy of providing an end-to-end 4K ecosystem, Sony is about to launch a 4K television post production unit in the Capra Building at Sony Pictures in Culver City, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Sony's NAB 2014 Plans: 4K & Your Questions Answered

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Through its company blog, Sony revealed a slate of interactive broadcasts, streamed live from NAB 2014. And the best part: you can submit your questions ahead of time!

Could VP9 be the codec for 4K Blu-Ray?

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 Even though many pundits think 4K will be delivered by streaming, there are plenty of households still with slower broadband for whom this will not be an option. Now, it seems, Google's free VP9 codec might be a candidate for a new "Blu-Ray" format

This is the first of two articles featuring the Sony F65 - currently widely considered to be the best cinematography camera in the world, and the only one to output a true 4K from its 8K sensor. In this RedShark exclusive, Andy Stout talks to DoP Ben Smithard about his approach to shooting period drama Belle with this 4K camera

PC Motherboards start to support 4K video

Published in Technology

Awareness of 4K video has reached motherboard manufacturers as Gigabyte announces their first motherboards that support a 4K output.

Kodak spin-off launches CMOS sensor

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While the Kodak moment may be firmly a thing of the past, at least part of its business is still going strong: sensor manufacturer (and Digital Bolex supplier) Truesense was spun off just before the bankruptcy of its parent and has just released its first 4K-capable CMOS sensor amongst other things.

House of Cards Season Two Trailer in 4K

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Netflix will release season two of their hit political drama "House of Cards" on February 14th. You can watch trailer now on YouTube, with the option to see it in 4K (if you have the hardware).

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