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Should the PS4 be called the PS4K?

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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.

 Debuting at the show as a 'product preview' (presumably as a spoiler for similar technology) Convergent Design's new Athena 4K/Multi-Stream Player/Recorder Encoder/Decoder epitomises just how powerful 4K kit is becoming in 2014.

Axiom 4K camera - orders being taken

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As something of an antitode to all these glitzy IBC camera launches, the long-awaited open source Axiom beta camera, which will be 4K capable down the line, is taking 'at cost' pre-orders  via donation deposit on popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

4K in Slow Motion at the Superbowl

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Host broadcaster CBS had over 60 cameras at the Superbowl, including 6 FT- ONE 4K cameras from FOR-A but they weren’t used for normal game footage. The FOR-A Cameras can shoot 4K at up to 900 frames per second so they are the perfect system for capturing disputed plays

The best picture you can get

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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

A 4K iPad Pro? We think it's already in production.

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The normally reliable Korea Times has reported that a 12.9 inch near-4K iPad is already being made. Here's more background on this and some other products that we think Apple will release during 2014. You read it first here! RedShark's K Stewart reports

Will Sony's new smartphone shoot 4K?

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Leaked slides from a presentation in China seem to show that the new Sony Experia i1, code-named Honami, will have the ability to shoot video at 4K resolution

Would you buy a 4K 55" TV if it only cost $2,000?

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HiSense shows that 4K TV doesn't have to be stratospherically expensive

 Another niche in the 4K production workflow is filled as Brevity’s content transport and simultaneous transcoding service adds 4K support as well as motion compensated frame rate conversion.

4K premium disappearing at NAB

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One of the most important events in the uptake of HD in the industry was the disappearance of the 'HD Premium', the point when manufacturers started to offer HD equipment with little or no price hike over their SD models. This NAB, it looks like the same sort of thing is starting to happen with 4K.

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