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

GSU media center, CMII, to use Panasonic EVA1 (image) and Varicam LT cinema cameras.

Georgia State U Equipped with VariCam LT and AU-EVA1 Cameras and MoreOctober 30th 2017 - 12:00 PM

Georgia State University (GSU) opened the school’s $22.5 million, world-class media center, the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) on October 19. Panasonic will play an integral role in CMII through the provision of a broad array of professional video and display equipment, and through the company’s sponsorship of a marquee seminar series, “Bursts of Excellence,” featuring the filmmaking industry’s top above-and-below-the-line talent.

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Eric Wiater, Universtity of Maine, with one of their new Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras.

Field Report: Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras for Live Streaming Sports Broadcasts October 12th 2017 - 03:00 PM

Here in the Athletics department at the University of Maine, the UMaine Black Bears compete in the America East Conference of NCAA Division I for all sports except hockey and football, which compete in the Hockey East conference and Colonial Athletic Association, respectively. We had previously performed some live video production using entry-level equipment, but when America East reached an agreement to bring our basketball games to ESPN3, we needed to upgrade to broadcast-quality equipment and workflows for the first time. At the same time, for sports not shown on ESPN3, we also wanted to start streaming matches to social media platforms including YouTube with similarly high production values. I had worked with Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras in my own Communication Studies courses as a student at another college, so I knew they would be easy for the students to learn and operate. We purchased two of them, which we use on tripods to provide main game and close-up shots, and we plan to add two more as handheld cameras on the sidelines in the future.

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The Panasonic UB300 cameras used over IP gives LiveSports more flexibilty for remote production.

LiveSports Switches to Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box CamerasOctober 11th 2017 - 10:00 AM

Texas-based live sports broadcast company LiveSports, has recently switched out its previous generation of Panasonic AJ-HPX370 P2 HD camcorders for the AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose cameras mounted on robotic motion control heads.The initial application is for coverage of pro tennis tours.

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Sebouh Majarian, assistant director of new media at UMass Lowell, operates one of the Tsongas Center’s four Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras.

HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Sports Productions for UMass LowellAugust 24th 2017 - 05:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) has expanded its complement of Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai to boost its live production capabilities and take optimal advantage of expanding distribution opportunities.

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Broadcast cable providers now offer a 12G-SDI 4K UHD Single-Channel BNC cable to help reduce weight and points of potential failure.

12G SDI: The Next Step For 4K/UHD AcquisitionJune 22nd 2017 - 09:00 AM

With the emergence of 4K and HDR production, remote production companies and studios have been struggling to make sense of the additional requirements for more cabling (4X more) and native equipment that supports it. Where the highest quality HD signal uses a single 3Gbps SDI cable to connect point A to point B—e.g., a camera to a production truck—the same workflow in 4K (or UHD) requires four separate 3 Gbps cables, often referred to as a “quad link” or “4-wire infrastructure.

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What is image resolution?

Bruce’s Shorts | 4.12 - How Many Pixels in Your Resolution?March 29th 2017 - 12:00 PM

In this episode of Bruce’s Shorts, Bruce Devlin raises the question “What does the word resolution actually mean and why do people get confused?”.

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Sky Sports ran a series of pre-season tests for UHD production and presentation including at Wembley.  Photo credit: Chris Lobina.

The Tried and Trusted Route to UHD Live - NEP UKNovember 22nd 2016 - 01:00 PM

​While Arena opted to invest in an IP core for its new fleet, Sky Sport’s other regular OB supplier, NEP UK has gone a different route out of necessity. This article, a follow up to ​the article ‘Making The Leap To 4K Live Over IP - Under The Hood At Arena’, explains its decision.

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OBX - one of three data-centric OB trucks from Arena

​Making the Leap to 4K Live Over IP - Under the Hood at ArenaNovember 18th 2016 - 01:00 PM

The past year in live event broadcasting has been as much about competition between OB suppliers as it has been between pay TV broadcasters BT Sport and Sky Sports. Making the leap to UHD is one matter but doing so with a forward-thinking path to IP is quite another. That’s the philosophy driving Arena which is putting three new OBs into action with an IP framework.

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