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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.

World Cup games to be captured in 8K

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FIFA is making plans alongside Japan's NHK to capture some of the games from this summer's World Cup in Brazil in 8K. And the footage will be down converted to 4K to help 4K producers. Down converting to 4K! You read it here first!

Screens are getting wider: wider than widescreen. And this is a good thing

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?

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.

Claudio Miranda on Oblivion and the Sony F65

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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

Sky and other broadcasters tight-lipped on 4K

Published in Business

Sky TV (one of the UK's major broadcaster and widely viewed across Europe) is remaining tight-lipped about their plans for 4K. RedShark contacted them recently with an interview request and the response was that no-one was available. This is in stark contrast to when they were launching 3D, when they were somewhat more effusive about their 3D roadmap

Gaming in 8K is here. But it's very slow!

Published in Technology

It's just an experiment or hack, but it is real. A computer game running (albeit very slowly) in glorious 8K

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

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

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