4K / 8K

Workflows, equipment, and technology breakthroughs. Discover who is using 4K/8K and why. Understand the theory and practical significance of providing more pixels, higher frame rates, and bigger and better color space.

Recent 4K / 8K Content

Essential Guide: High Dynamic Range BroadcastingNovember 20th 2019 - 01:00 PM

HDR offers unbelievable new opportunities for broadcast television. Not only do we have massively improved dynamic range with the potential of eye-watering contrast ratios, but we also have the opportunity to work with a significantly increased color gamut to deliver vivid and highly saturated colors.

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PTP Explained - Part 4 - Requirement’s For Virtualisation Of ST 2110 COTS InfrastructuresDecember 10th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In the fourth and final part of this series, we wrap up with an explanation on how PTP is used to support SMPTE ST 2110 based services, we dive into timing constraints related to using COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) hardware, i.e.: servers.

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Real-time HDR To SDR ConversionDecember 3rd 2019 - 01:00 PM

To address the increasing consumer demand for exceptional quality content, many media professionals are implementing HDR solutions into their workflows, utilizing image sensors and cameras that inherently support wider density and color ranges. HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides viewers with enhanced contrast and increased brightness and more vibrant color, resulting in a far superior image when compared to current standard HD and 4K UHD signals.

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5G And Live ProductionNovember 28th 2019 - 10:00 AM

This past summer the NBA did a little experimenting using 5G and mobile phones to cover their summer league. This is not User Generated Content (UGC) by any means. It also was not an off the shelf deployment of 5G and demonstration of its capability.

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PTP Explained - Part 3 - Operational Supervision Of PTP Network ServicesNovember 26th 2019 - 10:00 AM

In the previous two parts of this four-part series, we covered the basic principles of PTP and explained how time transfer can be made highly reliable using both the inherent methods IEE1588 provides as well as various complementing redundancy technologies. In this part, we look deeper into monitoring PTP systems.

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Cyber Security Is An All Industry IssueNovember 25th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Cyber security impacts everyone and every industry. One unifying comment from cyber security experts is the bad guys are mostly winning. The good guys are fighting the good fight and we each need to do our part. One of the more challenging aspects of cyber security is cyber policy, governance, guidelines and training. I call this “good cyber hygiene”.

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For DOPs: The Peril Of Larger, Brighter TVsNovember 22nd 2019 - 09:00 AM

Each year, as the TVs in our homes grow larger and brighter, DOPs have to wonder how this will affect our craft and the integrity of our images. As it is, HDR is touted as a kind of industry panacea, addressing in an orderly way (more or less) the vastly improved color, highlight detail, and dynamic range, in the latest sets.

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Predicting Editing Performance From Games And Benchmarks: Part 1November 21st 2019 - 09:00 AM

In the good old days when you were thinking about upgrading your computer you began by reading printed reviews such as those published by Byte magazine. These reviews usually included industry standard benchmarks. Now, of course, you are far more likely to watch internet video reviews.

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