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

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

At the risk of giving the game away - probably not. But we still think that Ultra Widescreen  - 21:9 - at 4K-type resolutions is a better bet than 8K, for all sorts of reasons

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

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.

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

There's a seemingly unstoppable trend towards more and more pixels. Greater resolution is heralded as the future of video. David Shapton doesn't think it is. He thinks there is another way. It's a radical suggestion, but completely plausible

8K is so last month. How about 19K?

Published in Technology & Computing

Fancy a video camera with 200 Megapixels?

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.

What needs 16 3G SDI connections?

Published in Post & VFX

The answer? 8K video at 60p

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