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We've already seen the unbelievably cheap Seiki sets for around $1,200, but the well-known manufacturers are being much more realistic about their pricing now

IBC2013: What We Learned

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In many ways IBC2013 was a quiet show. Yes it boasted record visitor numbers, but few things happened out in Amsterdam that hadn’t been predicted beforehand: namely HEVC-powered 4K is on the horizon, the second screen is increasingly important to broadcasters’ plans, and higher frame-rate imaging is moving closer and closer to mainstream acceptance. Andy Stout looks back on five days in Amsterdam

There's a seemingly unstoppable trend towards more and more pixels. Greater resolution is heralded as the future of video. David Shapton doesn't think it is. He thinks there is another way. It's a radical suggestion, but completely plausible

Up to now, Sky (full name BSkyB), the UK-based satellite broadcaster has been silent on the subject of 4K, saying only that they are "looking at it", and given that you'd have to be in orbit round Neptune not to be "looking" at 4K, that doesn't tell us very much at all

 It's arrived! Around breakfast time this morning, our Blackmagic Production Camera loan unit landed on my kitchen table. Nicely packaged by Blackmagic, as ever, here's what's in the box

Pixel densities are rocketing up on mobile devices - and, as these are the things that we're using to view our media more and more, that's important for content creators

As a company Blackmagic Design certainly likes putting the cat amongst the pigeons and NAB 2014 is no exception. Prepare to meet the URSA, the world’s first user upgradable 4K digital film camera.

12G SDI. It's SDI, but for 4K

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Watching glorious, detailed, pristine 4K images is one thing, but how do you get them to your screen? What is - or is going to be - the standard way for moving 4K around?

NAB, which is without any question the time and place each year when the biggest announcements are made, is only three weeks away. We'll be there in force, bringing you the most important stories. Meanwhile, it's useful to see what others are predicting at the show

In a recent letter to RedShark Editor, David Shapton, veteran RedShark reader Joe Wellman schools us whippersnappers on the technical aspects of video transmission, including 4K.

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