One of the main stories to emerge from IFA 2014 is that the final specs of the Blu-ray 4K format will be completed by Q3 2015, with the first titles and players hitting the market in the run up to Christmas 2015 soon afterwards.
According to reports from Japan, the government has decided to bring forward the date for trial 4K and 8K broadcasts from 2020 to 2016 to coincide with the Rio Olympics. A full 4K satellite broadcast service is now slated to start in 2018, just in time for the next FIFA World Cup.
Kodak, and the photochemical film business in general, has been reeling of late. But a recent deal ensures many more years of 'real film'. RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes reports and gives commentary.
However uneven the action on the field may have been, the broadcast technology behind the World Cup has been an enormous success with Sony’s live 4K screening of the Germany vs France match setting the bar for the next tournament in Russia in 2018. By Paul Saint.