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Netflix speeds up - to 4K?

Published in Technology & Computing

Using new technology from EyeIO, Netflix is poised to offer better quality with less bandwidth. Where's this all leading?

With a price that makes Sony's 84" 4K Bravia look like an absolute bargain, the memorably-named UN85S9 from Samsung is as much modern art as it is a 4K TV.  We're not sure why it costs as much as a mid-range Audi, but the specs, including localised LED lighting, look pretty good. Even if not many people buy it to use in their living rooms, we're pretty sure it will be popular as an electronic "roadworks" sign

RED is gung ho over 4K

Published in Studio & Broadcast

RED doesn't think that 4K is moving fast enough. They have a vested interest in thinking this. As arguably the first camera company to have 4K cameras on the market, their lead is is being challenged by newcomers from the more established companies

It's confirmed: the new Xbox is fully 4K-capable. This boosts its credentials as a gaming device and of course as a media hub for the best part of the next decade

Sony F55 hands-on with video tour

Published in Production

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

RedShark Editor Dave Shapton presents the still controversial view that 4K is already a done deal, and that it's not just a marketing ploy but has real advantages for content creators and viewers

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.

The Dell M3800 is a groundbreaking workstation-class laptop with a near-4K screen. We've been using it.

Phantom Flex 4K Skateboard Video

Published in Production

Courtesy of Brain Farm, a high-end video production house, comes a skateboard video shot on the Phantom Flex, the 4K 1000fps camera.

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

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