RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

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A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Sony has been teasing us with glimpses of their new 4K delivery system since shortly after they released details of their 84" 4K Bravia TV. Concrete details have been thin on the ground, and we still don't know what the final product will look like. And there's a bigger question as well…

Perhaps the biggest progress in TVs in the last twenty years is the sheer beauty of their design, and the engineering marvels that have made it possible

Well, Sony promised it “after Thanksgiving”, and here it is: the first details of Sony’s new 4K delivery system which may or may not show the way to the post Blu-Ray era

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

You simply have to be amazed at current consumer TV technology.

4K: Muddying the waters

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Sony's setting the pace for 4K, from the Lens to the Living Room, to use one of their favourite marketing phrases. And to show their commitment to the format, they've annouced that the're remastering some of their Blu Ray titles from 4K masters. It's good because it's a source of higher quality content for 4K display owners. But RedShark contributor Freya thinks it will also confuse customers. Here's her thoughts on the subject

Sony's 4K download service starts - with prices

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Ever since the launch of it’s flagship 84 inch 4K Bravia, Sony has promised a 4K downloading service. Now it’s here, and we know the prices

Sony starts marketing 4K to consumers

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Sony begins to flex its 4K ecosystem. What's an ecosystem? It's what happens when content owners also control the means to distribution.

UHD is the new HD. Confused? You will be.

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The mighty Consumer Electronics Association has defined 4K as UltraHD. Kieron Seth reports

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