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

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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Broadcasters Now Need To Care About Quality Viewing ExperiencesJune 25th 2019 - 01:00 PM

Thanks to Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming video, content owners and broadcasters have a very different relationship with the end consumer – often a direct one.

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Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring UncoveredJune 20th 2019 - 12:30 PM

OTT distribution is worlds apart from traditional unidirectional broadcasting in terms of its fundamental operation and viewing preferences.

The internet is a rapidly expanding collection of service providers, many in direct competition, transferring broadcaster video and audio streams alongside many other types of often conflicting data.

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For broadcasters and production companies, a local archive with direct access to big files has become the preferred solution.

Assessing The Benefits Of Disk Versus Tape For Long-Term ArchivesJune 18th 2019 - 11:00 AM

With the advent of higher resolution video (HD, 4K and 8K), immersive audio (stereo, Dolby Atmos and Fraunhofer Institute’s MPEG-H), 3D, virtual reality and metadata, media files are increasing in size, putting an unending stress of storage requirements for broadcasters and production companies.

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The AK-UC4000 studio camera was used to broadcast the Roland Garros French Open live on France TV Sport, with international distribution.

LSSIEL Optics Helps Panasonic’s 4K UHD Camera ShineJune 14th 2019 - 01:50 PM

In designing their new AK-UC4000 4K/HD studio camera, the engineers at Panasonic recognized that current 4K UHD studio cameras use smaller pixels to create a higher resolution image. This, they said, leads to less sensitivity and a “noisier” image because there’s less dynamic range.

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