While 4K is becoming commonplace, and even 8K is obtainable, the latest medium format digital cameras from Phase One allow timelapse shooting at 10K resolution
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.
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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It’s probably no surprise that Red has been fast to 8K in the digital cinema market as it has always been a company that pushes the resolution envelope. But in a surprise NAB announcement, Red says it is going to be releasing an 8K full frame sensor upgrade for its Weapon camera that will be able to record 8K at a rather staggering 75fps. Most people were expecting such an announcement to be a ways off yet.
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.