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

ZombieLoad And Other Things That Go Bump In The NightAugust 16th 2019 - 12:05 PM

May 14, 2019 may not have seemed a particularly important date for those who edit and color grade on Mac’s and PC’s. But it was. By chance, that day I went looking for the May Windows 10 Feature Update (1903). I was surprised to find a scary warning about something I had never heard of: MDS.

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How To Be Creative In A World Of Fast Changing TechnologyAugust 2nd 2019 - 09:00 AM

Never in human history has it been easier to be a creative person when using video, audio or music production technology. All media-making gear is better and cheaper than it has ever been. Yet, that “blank slate” that has confronted all creative people for the ages remains unchanged.

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Taste of things to come: Supercar Blondie - part produced in 8K by Insight TV.

8K TV: The Shape Of Things To ComeJuly 29th 2019 - 01:50 PM

With 4K UHD only just turning the corner and with much of the world still in SD is 8K a distraction from the rollout progress of 4K or just natural technological progress? The Broadcast Bridge takes stock of the current fuss around 8K which, like it or not, will be a major talking point at IBC2019.

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MR Factory offers real-time live-action and effects shooting that marries photorealistic imagery generated by a virtual set system.

Filmmakers New Mantra: “Fix It On Set”July 29th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Virtual set (VS) technology has been used by broadcasters for decades to create new types of sets, complete with 3D effects and (more recently) augmented reality graphics that can be changed for different styled programs and to help the on-air presenter tell their stories better.

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How to Get Analog Flavor in a Digital RecordingJuly 11th 2019 - 09:00 AM

In today’s digital world, audio recordings can sound too sterile. It is often necessary to manipulate that super clean sound and give it a more colorful, analog flavor. How to accomplish this is wide open to experimentation, but it can be surprisingly affordable for engineers with the right skills.

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Loudness for Audio ProducersJuly 8th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Wild variations in the levels of program audio has long been a problem for broadcast outlets. Due to controversy over varying audio levels, governments have forced broadcasters to specify specific loudness levels for all programming. In this article, we’ll look at how audio has moved beyond traditional types of level monitoring to a new method.

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Condenser Mic Transformer

Do Condenser Microphone Transformers Create Better Sound?July 5th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Reading spec sheets for microphones these days can make one’s eyes gloss over. So much is so similar. Yet, we know each mic sounds a bit different, which is where subtle creative differences come into play. One especially mystifying spec to many is whether or not a mic has a transformer. What does a mic transformer do and is it better with or without one?

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The Sat5G project aims to use satellite communications to plug gaps in 5G backhaul and coverage (image courtesy of wi260).

SaT5G Shows 5G Over Satellite Video Use Cases July 4th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The SaT5G project has completed several successful demonstrations of video delivery combining 5G with satellite at the 2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2019) in Valencia, Spain.

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