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

Broadcasting 8K content across multiple video formats requires both efficient video coding and reliable infrastructure technology, says SES.

SES Claims World First For 8K Delivery From SatelliteMay 17th 2019 - 11:00 AM

SES, one of the world’s big three satellite platform operators in the DTH (Direct To Home) field, has claimed a world first for a transmission of 8K content to a 82” flat-screen 8K set with a built-in satellite receiver capable of decoding the signal.

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The 8K Association was formed by TV makers around CES 2019 but Sony and LG have yet to join.

8K Movement Meets Resistance from Analysts and BroadcastersMay 15th 2019 - 08:00 AM

The movement behind 8K has gained momentum and met growing resistance at the same time as it attempts to break out from its Japanese roots after being nurtured for over a decade almost single handedly by NHK.

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Based in Paris, France, ATEME is best known for its TITAN codec range.

ATEME Showcases Software Headend at NAB 2019 April 5th 2019 - 09:30 AM

ATEME, Paris based provider of video delivery technology for broadcasters and pay TV operators in all major categories, that is cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, is at NAB 2019 demonstrating its converged software headend package for both contribution and distribution, supporting hybrid cloud operation to deliver video to any screen. It will support 5G and ATSC 3.0 transmission and is also ready for next generation encoding with support for 8K processing, according to the company.

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Real World IP - Learn from the Trail BlazersMarch 12th 2019 - 10:30 AM

IP has now come of age and many broadcasters are looking to transition to ST2110. The Broadcast Bridge has been championing IP education and in this unprecedented IP seminar they have brought together leading industry experts to deliver an in-depth case-study of the world’s leading ST2110 IP installation at NEP Australia.

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Broadcast Solutions designed and built a remote production hub and virtual studio in Helsinki/Finland for Streamteam Nordic.

Systems Integrators Have Their Heads In the CloudMarch 8th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Although there are still many cables to connect and physical hardware to implement, the overall scope of many of today’s system integrator projects around the world is changing dramatically, incorporating lots of software and IP connections. Once the exclusive domain of project engineers well versed in SDI infrastructures, IT experts are now the driving force in the design and building of a broadcast facility that makes heavy use of cloud-based operations.

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An ancient B&W 4:3 CRT TV was the modern

TV’s ‘Back to the Future’ Moment?March 7th 2019 - 12:05 PM

Philo T. Farnsworth was the original TV pioneer. When he transmitted the first picture from a camera to a receiver in another room in 1927, he exclaimed to technicians helping him, “There you are – electronic television!” What’s never been quoted but likely the first question raised was “What do we do with it?”

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LA Ram’s quarterback barely gets a pass launched before being tackled by a New England defensive back. Image: Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Special Report: Super Bowl LIII – The Technology Behind the BroadcastFebruary 18th 2019 - 11:30 AM

New England Patriot quarterback, Tom Brady, entered Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, GA on February 3rd having already won five Super Bowl games. And through four-quarters of play, all delivered by a television crew of hundreds of technicians, sports casters and engineers, about 100 million television viewers watched Brady add another victory to his historic play by setting the record for the most Super Bowl victories by any player in the league, now totaling six.

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Globecast has combined its live content acquisition expertise with its Digital Media Hub suite for sport and live news events.

Globecast Shows Latest Tech Platforms At CABSATFebruary 18th 2019 - 11:00 AM

At the upcoming CABSAT conference, March 12-14, in Dubai, Globecast will spotlight its latest offerings for content delivery around the world using multiple distribution platforms. The company will highlight how it helps multi-channel video providers to enhance the value of their line-up by increasing audience and revenue through a wide range of services.

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