Will Ultra-Widescreen emerge as a new standard at this year's CES show?

Written by David Shapton

LG21:9 displays at CES

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

You can read immediately after this article, our piece from a year ago, which you could almost say was a campaigning piece to veer our industry away from 8K delivery and towards 21:9 widescreen, which we think is a much better way to deliver cinematic video. If you've never seen video presented like this, just go to the cinema.

We wrote that a year ago. And while the article was well recieved, we suspect 21:9 screens will remain a niche product. Interestingly, they really seem to be taking off as desktop monitors, especially ones designed specifically for editors and gamers.

We'll know in about ten days whether there's going to be a genuine movement towards 21:9 or whether it will always be destined for only a minority of users. Meanwhile, to get up to speed on the topic, here's our original article.

 

Tags: Studio & Broadcast

Comments

Related Articles

28 May, 2020

You can now appear in a football stadium from your own home

Conferencing technology will allow fans to both watch the football, and appear as fans in the stadium. 

It might look odd, but you are going to have...

Read Story

4 May, 2020

Alteons Production Ecosystem plans to change Payments for Filmmakers

Many freelancers and indie filmmakers will know the pain of how difficult it can be not knowing when payment will be made for the work they’ve...

Read Story

13 March, 2020

Dolby Vision IQ, a new take on an old feature?

Auto brightness adjustments on televisions are nothing new, but Dolby's Vision IQ is an attempt to make HDR viewing more viable in a wider variety...

Read Story