It's started. The most important part of Sony's 4K ecosystem is in the shops: an 84" Bravia TV with quad HD resolution.

Lag-free virtual reality soon to be in 4K

Published in VR & AR

One thing that virtual reality has always needed, and sadly lacked, is, you know, reality

With a price that makes Sony's 84" 4K Bravia look like an absolute bargain, the memorably-named UN85S9 from Samsung is as much modern art as it is a 4K TV.  We're not sure why it costs as much as a mid-range Audi, but the specs, including localised LED lighting, look pretty good. Even if not many people buy it to use in their living rooms, we're pretty sure it will be popular as an electronic "roadworks" sign

There are so many arguments for and against 4K that it's difficult for consumers — and even producers — of 4K content to come to a consensus. I think there is a bottom line here, which I'll mention in a minute, but meanwhile, I want to show you a couple of opposing arguments

First HEVC 4K broadcasts take place

Published in Articles

HEVC is real! The first live Ultra HD transmissions involving the HEVC codec have taken place with SES, Harmonic and Broadcom combining to squeeze the signal down into 20Mbit/s.

Canon's 4K EOS 1D C should be on sale now

Published in Production

Ever since the new EOS-1D C was announced way back in April 2012, enthusiasts were abuzz over Canon’s first attempt to cross the 4K threshold in a DSLR form factor

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

Another chance to read about this fascinating debate. This was first published in April 2014. Just because we can do 16 bit, High Dynamic Range, 6K and 8K: does that mean we need it? Here's where to start in the debate

According to Convergent Design its new tablet-sized Apollo is the industry’s first genuinely portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. And it’ll be 4K from next year too.

Could VP9 be the codec for 4K Blu-Ray?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

 Even though many pundits think 4K will be delivered by streaming, there are plenty of households still with slower broadband for whom this will not be an option. Now, it seems, Google's free VP9 codec might be a candidate for a new "Blu-Ray" format

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