Leyard unveils massive 8K LED display

Published in Technology & Computing

The 8K LED screen is now a reality, with Leyard's introduction of its gigantic 31-foot display.

It's an unfortunate situation to say the least, but the fact is that motion blur can completely wipe out the advantages of very high resolution video.

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?

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.

One simple reason why we really will have 8K in our homes

Published in Business

It’s very easy to dismiss 8K as unnecessary if you don’t understand how it relates to screen sizes. There’s a very easy way to think about this. 

8K football production system from Sony

Published in Production

Sony has developed a mind-bending application for UHDTV (Ultra High Definition TV) that records the action on an entire football pitch, and then allows an area of the pitch to be selected and output at "standard" 1080 or 720 resolutions.

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

Google’s Chromecast goes 4K while NHK goes 8K

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Two significant events in the path towards rolling out higher resolutions occurred yesterday: overshadowed perhaps by its new Pixel phone, Google announced a 4K HDR version of its Chromecast dongle, while in Japan NHK unveiled a dual 4K/8K set-top box.

The Peril of 4K: Our Craft is Being Threatened!

Published in Business

4K resolution images enable plenty of post-camera hanky-panky.  Shooters embracing very high-resolution cameras must be aware of the downstream perils and threats to the craft that can pop up around them.

We've been working with RED and G-Technology to look at the issues, opportunities and practical solutions around shooting in higher-than-4K resolutions. We asked cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, what it’s like to work in higher-than 4K resolutions using RED cameras and G-Technology storage

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