The future of TV isn't about resolution but immersion. Netflix wants to take us bigger and wider

8K playback comes to YouTube

Published in Production

As we posted on Facebook yesterday, Ghost Towns in 8K, a film by Luke and Marika Neumann, has become the first public film that anyone knows about to be uploaded and publicly available in 8K on YouTube.

What needs 16 3G SDI connections?

Published in Post & VFX

The answer? 8K video at 60p

8K & Omnicam: more World Cup innovation

Published in Production

The 4K broadcasts from the latter stages of the World Cup in Brazil might have grabbed all the headlines, but Japan’s NHK also oversaw the capture of nine — yes, nine — matches in 8K, while the Final was also captured in 360° panoramic video too.

8K video will be the new Still Photography

Published in Production

Each still frame in an 8K video is a 32 megapixel still image. It may just be that 8K video is the best way to capture still images in the future.

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

Increased resolution means hitting focus is more critical than ever. But have advancements in resolution outstripped our ability to determine when an image is in sharp focus?

World's fastest video codec can handle 16K

Published in Technology & Computing

Post specialist Cinegy has unveiled what it thinks is the world’s fastest codec, DANIEL2, capable of decoding up to 1100 frames per second of 8K video.

Quantel's now grading in real-time in 8K

Published in Post & VFX

Real-time post production in 8K is now a reality. Just.

 Nokia's trying to establish a big lead in phone camera technology with it's new 1020 that sports a 41 megapixel sensor. Just to put it in video terms: that's an 8K sensor, in a phone!

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