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

Understanding OTT Systems - Part 1May 8th 2019 - 11:30 AM

In this series of articles, we investigate OTT distribution networks to better understand the unique challenges ahead and how to solve them. Unlike traditional RF broadcast and cable platform delivery networks, OTT comprises of many systems operated by different companies to deliver programs to viewers, and it’s these potential silos that are the root of the challenges OTT faces.

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Blackmagic Design at NAB 2019May 6th 2019 - 09:00 AM

From an 8K switcher to a new 4.6K camera, you could hardly get through the packed Blackmagic Design exhibit to see its most talked about excitement, the new DaVinci Resolve 16.

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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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New Technology on the Horizon—Sony Talks HDRFebruary 25th 2019 - 10:00 AM

With The NAB Show 2019 on the horizon, just for readers of The Broadcast Bridge, a top Sony expert helps us understand what will be behind their HDR display technology at this year’s techno-gala.

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IP - A Golden Opportunity ?September 25th 2018 - 10:00 AM

Broadcast television has witnessed many advances in technology since the first electronic images were transmitted in the 1930’s, and none have been as influential or disruptive as IP. But are we now at the dawn of the perfect win-win outcome? Can manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and broadcasters all equally gain from IP migration?

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This Bridge Technologies’ GUI displays unique packet flow analytics of latency on dual streams in a ST2022-7 redundancy configuration.

Timing - Tails of TruthSeptember 11th 2018 - 01:50 PM

Recognising the extremities of the bell curve distribution and the impact large jitter variances have on picture and sound stability is critical. Only when this is understood, do we hope to be able to build reliable, flexible, IP infrastructures that will meet the demands of real-time broadcast facilities.

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Broadcast For IT - Part 19 - Why Use IP?August 21st 2018 - 01:50 PM

Moving from the luxury of dedicated point-to-point connectivity in favor of asynchronous, shared, and unpredictable IP networks may seem like we’re making life unnecessarily difficult for ourselves. However, there are compelling reasons to make the transition to IP. In this article, we look at the primary motivation for moving to IP and the benefits it provides for broadcasters.

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The color grading suite at Light Iron in Hollywood uses a Sony BVM-X300 OLED HDR 4K professional reference monitor for grading.

UHD Post-Part 3 Meeting it in PostFebruary 21st 2018 - 12:05 PM

If UHD is going to become a mainstream broadcast medium, we’ll need to be able to monitor, edit and review it. But can we?

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