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Just because we can do 16 bit, High Dynamic Range, 6K and 8K: does that mean we need it? Here's where to start in the debate

Sony F65 goes 8K (sort of)

Published in Technology

Sony's been busy this year, but amid the new product announcements, the electronics giant quietly releases news that impacts its top-of-the-line F65 camera.

IBC2013: What We Learned

Published in Articles

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

Despite the frivolous nature of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU is does work that is beneficial to broadcasters across the world

When cameras are Good Enough

Published in Technology

Have cameras reached the point where we need to be looking beyond resolution to judge their film-making abilities?

Claudio Miranda on Oblivion and the Sony F65

Published in Production

There's no doubt that Sony's pretty pleased about the results of their F65's role in Oblivion. And well they might be: the internet is bursting with plaudits for the look and style of the film

NHK & Mistubishi’s 8K HEVC encoder

Published in Technology

It looks unassuming, but this lump of rack unit kit is part of the future of broadcast. Given that five minutes of uncompressed 8K can take up an entire terabyte of storage, harnessing the power of HEVC to squash it down into something both storable and transmittable is a worthwhile venture. NHK and Mitsubishi have been the first to do it with this 8K encoder.

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

Taken with something of a sense of irony, a camera phone can't do justice to the magnificence of an 8K, 33 megapixel video screen.

Tokyo 2020 points to 8K Future (and 4K's obsolescence?).

Published in Business

The decision by the International Olympic Committee to give the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo means that NHK's decades long project to bring its 8K Super Hi-Vision project to the masses not only has a deadline but that 4K now has the threat of built-in obsolescence to cope with.

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