4K

8K adoption is starting now.

8K Is Making Progress Bit by Bit

Thierry Fautier
Almost every TV maker around the world has announced 8K TV production. But what are the potential hurdles to overcome ....
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8K Video, Just a Mirage or Is it Really There?

Thierry Fautier
Coming back from CES 2019, I was astounded to see so many demos and announcements surrounding 8K from all major ....
Harmonic PURE compression engine

Software-based Encoding Is Driving Momentum for UHD and 4K Services

The broadcast and pay-TV industries are gearing up for the mass deployment of 4K video. Research from Strategy Analytics revealed ....
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Exciting VR Happenings at CES 2017: Creation of the VR Industry Forum and a Stun....

Today marks a very important date for the future of virtual reality (VR). Today at CES the VR Industry Forum ....
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All aboard the HDR Tram, UHD happenings at IBC2016 (Part 1)

The recognition that High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a vital component for any UHD channel was universal at the show, ....
Amsterdam here we come, what to expect at IBC2016

Amsterdam Here We Come, What To Expect At IBC2016

The change overhauling our industry will feature prominently at this year’s show, with IP infrastructure and software applications continuing to ....
State of the Union: Distribution Codecs

State of the Union: Distribution Codecs

Video codecs have always been a subject of debate in our industry. With IBC2016 rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time ....
Why 2016 Is Turning Out To Be The Year Of Ultra HD

Why 2016 Is Turning Out To Be The Year Of Ultra HD

Ultra HD (UHD) started being deployed several years ago, mostly in Japan and Korea, with some sporadic launches in other ....
Storage for UHD

Storage for UHD: Go Big, Go Home… Or Adapt

There are many challenges when making the shift to UHD in the production environment. While you may not change much ....
Vegas NAB Takeaways – Virtualization, Cloud and IP Networking (Part 3 of 3)

Vegas NAB Takeaways – Virtualization, Cloud and IP Networking (Part 3 of 3)

While HDR and UHD might have grabbed all the headlines at NAB 2016, for those commissioning video solutions, the real ....
ViBE 4K HEVC Encoder Scores Again With Second French Open UHD Broadcast, This Time

ViBE 4K HEVC Encoder Scores Again With Second French Open UHD Broadcast, This Ti....

This time last year, our ViBE 4K HEVC encoder was brand-new – having just been launched at the 2015 NAB ....
HDR Workflows and the Complexities of Grading, Tone Mapping and HDMI

Vegas NAB Takeaways – HDR Workflows and the Complexities of Grading, Tone Mapp....

As mentioned in part 1, High Dynamic Range (HDR) featured large at both CES and NAB. Not surprisingly CES concentrated ....
The First Live UHD Broadcast in France

The First Live UHD Broadcast in France

The French broadcast industry passed a milestone last month with the country’s first live broadcast in Ultra High Definition (UHD). ....
The ViBE 4K: a must-have UHD solution

The ViBE 4K: a must-have UHD solution

Broadcasters and Operators are looking forward to address the early adopters of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV sets. The pace ....

HDR for Only HD Services?

SMPTE’s “Bits or Bucks” panel discussion on HDR/WCG for HD or 4K UHD took the concepts discussed in last week’s ....

Is UHD Ready for Prime Time?

The readiness of UHD to address the needs of up and coming channel launches is the key issue being asked ....

Reflections on NAB 2015

So how did my three predictions (Blog 24th March) for NAB stack up? Prediction #1: The continued adoption of IP ....

That’s a Wrap – Another Successful NAB

The NAB show is the world's biggest annual convention covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content ....

Will Live UHD Come Soon?

Undoubtedly the buzz starting off this year was around 4K video on demand (VOD) services, with little tangible evidence relating ....

Frame Rate for UHD Sports Content

Opinions are divided on what frame rate to use for Ultra HD sports content. There are a number of issues ....

Does 4K Need HDR to Succeed?

As mentioned in my previous blog, before the summer break, HDR has featured large on the agenda as being the ....

4K in Context

My job presents some great last minute opportunities to view the video market from different perspectives. Having just recovered from ....

How Does Colorimetry Relate to UHD?

The initial justification for a move towards 4K was largely made based on improved resolution. However, frame rate has long ....

What will 2014 Bring for Ultra HD?

With CES in Las Vegas showcasing the latest consumer offerings, this seems an excellent time to speculate on what will ....

Migrating 4K from Home Cinema to TV Screens

With both NAB and IBC behind us, the future appears to be 4K (Ultra HD to those TV purists) and ....

IBC 2013: 4K, HEVC & Ultra HD

September is IBC month and this year over 52,000 visitors descended on Amsterdam for the largest broadcast exhibition outside of ....

Delivering Quality Ultra HD

Broadcasters are keen to follow the lead of cinema and deliver video resolutions beyond 1080p. The introduction of the 2K ....

UHD Demos at the Cable Show

HEVC compression continues to make waves, as broadcasters and service providers anticipate the ability to use the emerging technology to ....