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8K - Super Hi Vision: Informative coverage by the BBC

Published in Technology

It's 4K month in RedShark but we're obviously covering 8K as well - it's all part of the Ultra HD "standard". It's good to see major national broadcasters taking an interest as well

Should the PS4 be called the PS4K?

Published in Distribution

We've started to see rumours about the as-yet unannounced Playstation 4 (PS4) supporting 4K. We think it will - and so do the experts.

The Seiki 4K set for under $1300 is in the shops and apparently selling well to early adopters who shrug off the unavailability of 4K material. But is it any good? The first in-depth reviews are out

The Utah landscape obviously helps to make a jaw-dropping film, but you also need some clever flying kit, and some piloting skills. And the fact that you can now capture it all in 4K makes it more than worthwhile

Preparing to shoot RAW

Published in Post

Peter J. Haas outlines how to go about planning a shoot that utilizes RAW image capture, including a file size comparison between DSLR formats and CinemaDNG , a discussion of shooting ratios and how this translates into storage requirements for a secure post-production environment

Sony starts marketing 4K to consumers

Published in Business

Sony begins to flex its 4K ecosystem. What's an ecosystem? It's what happens when content owners also control the means to distribution.

4K dominates at MIPTV too

Published in Distribution

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.

Panasonic's new 4K sensor: Camera coming soon?

Published in Technology

Just when it seemed Panasonic completely missed the 4K boat, the camera manufacturer shows up to dock with its very own 4K sensor. Could a camera be that far off?

Sony explains its new 4K codec: XAVC

Published in Technology

Do we need yet another H.264 - based codec? Sony thinks that we do, and explains why

Why 4K is more important than you think

Published in Business

In a recent article on The Hollywood Reporter, the paper questioned if 4K was "the best way to attract consumers." It's a fair question, but it may be missing the point.

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