While the technical side of the industry concentrates on NAB, the creative side has its own jamboree in Cannes at MIPTV. Unsurprisingly, 4K was big news there too, with satellite operator SES choosing the event to launch its Ultra HD Experience initiative.
I recently had several hours to play with a pre-release Sony PMW-F55 camera. Sony also supplied me with 2 64gb SxsPro+ cards, the AXS-5 4K recorder, one AXSM 4K media storage, the new LCD viewfinder, the new Olivine battery, and last but hardly least, a new Sony 85mm prime lens
A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?
A surprise announcement might have shed a little more light on the probable role and capabilities of the next Playstation
One of the advantages of Thunderbolt is that it supports the connection of monitors using the Displayport protocol which is part of the Thunderbolt specification. Now Displaylink of Palo Alto, California, have demonstrated connecting 4K monitors to your computer or smartphone using USB3 or even WiFi
Most smartphones now have sensors that are around or above 4K in resolution, but not many of them claim to be able to capture 4K video. Samsung's Galaxy Note III looks set to do this, though, according to various rumours
Good news for Europeans who've up to now been frustrated at the lack of 25p support in their video kit: Canon has taken the unusual step of releasing a firmware upgrade specifically to address this much-requested feature
We thought it was pretty remarkable when Nvidia announced their new Tegra 4 chipset that will bring 4K capabilities to tablets and phones. And it is. But it's no longer unique. To pretty much everyone's surprise, Qualcomm said yesterday that they too were going to release a 4K video-capable chipset too