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At the risk of giving the game away - probably not. But we still think that Ultra Widescreen  - 21:9 - at 4K-type resolutions is a better bet than 8K, for all sorts of reasons

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

Here's another chance to read this controversial article, which is also the most read-ever piece in RedShark. What do you think?

Here's another chance to read our argument that wider screens would be better than 8K. Screens are getting wider: wider than widescreen. And this is a good thing

It's just an experiment or hack, but it is real. A computer game running (albeit very slowly) in glorious 8K

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.

 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!

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.

NHK & Mistubishi’s 8K HEVC encoder

Published in Technology & Computing

It looks unassuming, but this lump of rack unit kit is part of the future of broadcast. Given that five minutes of uncompressed 8K can take up an entire terabyte of storage, harnessing the power of HEVC to squash it down into something both storable and transmittable is a worthwhile venture. NHK and Mitsubishi have been the first to do it with this 8K encoder.

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

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