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!

NAB 2015: Hitachi's 8K broadcast super camera

Published in Studio & Broadcast

NHK is still pushing forward with its 8K Super-High Vision television project and is planning to begin test broadcasts in Asia next year (2016) with an end goal of broadcasting the entire 2020 Olympics in Tokyo at 8K resolution. To this end it is working closely with Hitachi on developing new 8K video cameras and the latest fruit from this collaboration is the SK-UHD-8060, an 8K camera with a 33-million pixel CMOS sensor.

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.

We take a look at Cinemartin's Cinec 4 transcoding tool and whether it's worth a premium over lower-cost and free options.

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

What needs 16 3G SDI connections?

Published in Post & VFX

The answer? 8K video at 60p

RedShark Replay: The current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos

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.

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

The 4K evolution is not about 4K

Published in Business

For consumers, the switch to 4K is inevitable. But the transition may not be as impactful for manufacturers as they hope. Here’s why, and what consumers really want.

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