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NHK & Mistubishi’s 8K HEVC encoder

Published in Technology & Computing

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.

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

What's the way forward with video? It's not, it seems, more resolution. What people want is better, not more, pixels

The future of TV isn't about resolution but immersion. Netflix wants to take us bigger and wider

What needs 16 3G SDI connections?

Published in Post & VFX

The answer? 8K video at 60p

All the detail from Sony's London F5 + F55 launch

Published in Production

There's a lot of information to take in here with these new Sony cameras and all the stuff that goes with them. We've just been to the European launch and things are a little clearer.

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.

Sony F65 goes 8K (sort of)

Published in Technology & Computing

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.

The Sony F65 is now an Indie Film camera!

Published in Production

It's kind of surprising to see a top-end camera like the F65 being used in smaller independent films. But the reality is that it's not so expensive and difficult to operate that it's out of range of this type of production. And here's the proof

We take a look at Cinemartin's Cinec 4 transcoding tool and whether it's worth a premium over lower-cost and free options.

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