Andy is European Editor of RedShark. He has spent nearly two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.Website URL:
Expensive TV sets don’t just sell themselves. Indeed, US-based trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has created a guide for retailers to help explain 4K UHD technology to consumers as part of a push to ramp up spending ahead of the holiday season.
There was a lot of news at IBC2014, particularly on the camera and camera accessory front, and we published a lot of stories as a result (with more still in the pipeline). Here, in case you’ve missed any of our coverage, are the highlights so far (with added Photokina).
The AJ-PX800 is billed as a new 2/3-inch, three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. What’s more — or less really — it weighs a little over six pounds, making it the industry’s lightest camcorder in its class and rather tempting to ENG crews.
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.