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

Sony at IBC2014...in video

Published in Business

Freya Black reports on Sony's IBC activities with a collection of videos that illustrate the company's direction for the near future.

In a recent letter to RedShark Editor, David Shapton, veteran RedShark reader Joe Wellman schools us whippersnappers on the technical aspects of video transmission, including 4K.

Just when it seemed Panasonic completely missed the 4K boat, the camera manufacturer shows up to dock with its very own 4K sensor. Could a camera be that far off?

2012: It was the year of Olympic Technology

Published in Technology & Computing

2012: it was all about the Olympics

Most of us despair when we see technology and science presented to a non-technical audience on TV. It's not easy to explain stuff in the short time available, but often it's over-simplified to the point of being nonsensical. So how does a national UK broadcaster deal with the topic of 4K?

Cheap or vintage lenses, filters and poor focus can easily downgrade your 4K camera's performance to HD or worse!

Up to now, Sky (full name BSkyB), the UK-based satellite broadcaster has been silent on the subject of 4K, saying only that they are "looking at it", and given that you'd have to be in orbit round Neptune not to be "looking" at 4K, that doesn't tell us very much at all

Phil Rhodes wonders what happens now that the best digital camera costs less than the best film camera ever did.

H. Paul Moon has used his considerable camera skills to capture the Chigago Skyline on a GH4

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