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4K a long way off according to BBC

Published in Technology & Computing

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

IBC 2012: Roger Deakins on the Arri Alexa

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We're pretty sure Arri doesn't need any help from us to sell their popular Alexa cameras, but we found this clip from an Arri-staged event at IBC 2012 that features Roger Deakins, the award-winning Chief Cinematographer on Skyfall.

Kodak spin-off launches CMOS sensor

Published in Technology & Computing

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.

The Seiki 4K TV is now $966

Published in Technology & Computing

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

Eutelsat, fresh from the successful launch of its latest satellite 3B (pictured above, heading out to the Sealaunch site) has also launched Europe’s first 4K demo channel encoded in HEVC. What’s more it also broadcasts in 50fps and 10-bit colour using the Main 10 profile of the codec.

Sony's reveal of the PS4 left some major gaps. We still don't know what it will look like or whether it will support 4K. But we do know a lot more. Here's our detailed analysis by our Sony specialist K. Stewart

At RedShark, we love the idea that the increased resolution that 4K offers means that you can use older lenses and capture every nuance of their character - imperfections and all

The best picture you can get

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony is showing for the first time their new 4K OLED professional monitor screens. Up to now you'd  have one or the other - not least because either technology is still eye-wateringly expensive, so it's hard even to imagine what the cost of a screen incorporating both attributes might be

4K Handycam with Sony Nightshot!

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony have are touting a new handycam camera as “4K for 2K” as the camera costs $1999. It’s a standard little video camera in the traditional palmcorder form factor but it has a few stand-out features in addition to the 4K capabilities.

Lag-free virtual reality soon to be in 4K

Published in Technology & Computing

One thing that virtual reality has always needed, and sadly lacked, is, you know, reality

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