All the signs are that there is going to be more 4K content available sooner than many people thought, with the likes of Netflix and Amazon committing to 4K production and delivery. And since these content providers deliver using the internet, there's no need for broadcast standards to catch up
The graph above has been produced by Gabriel Dusil of Visual Unity and shows something rather interesting: that the adoption rate of entertainment technology is accelerating all the time and, rather than being too early, 4K is arriving at almost the perfect time.
I wrote before about the FS700 and how it was possibly the cheapest route to get to 4K at the time. You can read that article [here]. I was thinking of course about the Sony HXR-IFR5 interface unit and AXS-R5 Recorder combo but now another intriguing and unexpected option has surfaced, the Convergent Designs Odyssey 7Q
According to reports in industry trade journal Broadcast, the BBC is looking seriously at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a potential milestone, both in the rollout of its IP-based production system Stagebox, and in 4K.
Sony's FS7 is an important and innovative 4K camera. RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes puts it through its paces.
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…
JVC has always made good projectors. And they've always used really good technology that's been kind-of hard to understand, because it takes a lot of explaining. But if all you want is good pictures, the tech doesn't really matter, because if it looks good, it is good
Leica drops a surprise camera during Photokina, the Leica S (Type 007), a medium format camera that features internal and external 4K video recording. But, it's not for everybody...
We can't help being fascinated when people try to use very old techniques with very new technology, and here's a case in point