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4K is just the beginning...

Published in Technology & Computing

4K is just a stepping stone on the way to higher resolutions

Since 2009 the National Theatre in London has been broadcasting selected productions to Digital Cinemas around the world. On the 27th of February they will set a new standard when they broadcast "War Horse" live via satellite in 4K

You will hear a lot about codecs when it comes to 4k in the next few months, but the most important one of them all finally reaches an important milestone in January when HEVC hits the Final Draft International Standard stage. Ratification and commercial products supporting it will not be far behind

As a company Blackmagic Design certainly likes putting the cat amongst the pigeons and NAB 2014 is no exception. Prepare to meet the URSA, the world’s first user upgradable 4K digital film camera.

This is a camera that changes everything in its market sector: 4K for less than 1,000 USD

Unless you're a mobile phone industry insider, you might have missed out on MHL, despite its industry-wide support. Mobile High definition Link has reached a new milestone, as it now supports 4K

Red Dragon Sensor: "More resolution than 65mm film..."

Published in Production

RedShark contributor Phil Rhodes pointed out something to me the other day that sounds obvious when you hear it: that camera makers never used to make film, and yet - if you can remember that far back - it is the film that determines the quality and feel of the photograph (and the lens, of course), not the camera

Modular cameras used to be a great idea, so why aren't they now? Panasonic makes a bit for this forgotten market sector with their new 4K-capable Varicam

Computers with a 4K screen and powerful graphics don't have to be big and ugly

We've already seen the unbelievably cheap Seiki sets for around $1,200, but the well-known manufacturers are being much more realistic about their pricing now

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