Industry News:

  • The 8K Monitor Talks to TVU Networks About Using 5G to Produce and Distribute 8K Content in China
    5G networks are not only coming, they are already here. One of the novelties will be vastly greater bandwidth from the use of new millimeter radio wavelengths. We never miss an opportunity to explore technologies that will bring 8K to ...
  • TCL Upgrades Award-Winning 6-Series with 8K Resolution
    Top-Selling Electronics Brand Partners with Streaming Pioneer to Deliver World’s First 8K TCL Roku TV CORONA, CA, July 26, 2021 – TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, today announced pricing and U.S. availability of the ...
  • 8K VVC Encode-Decode Demo
    by Chris Chinnock In a demo performed at 3IT Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies, which is part of Fraunhofer HHI in Germany, Spin Digital, in cooperation with Fraunhofer HHI, demonstrated that 8K content could be efficiently encoded and decoded using ...
  • 8K Camera Enables New Multi-Purpose Movie Workflow
    By Chris Chinnock The use of an 8K camera for film or movie capture is not new, but their use to create the three-screen content for a ScreenX or 4DX theater is new. According to CJ 4DPlex, the developers of these ...
  • 8K 2020 Tokyo Olympics Coverage Announced
    By Chris Chinnock NHK’s 8K satellite service, BS8K, will provide 8K coverage of eight live events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This includes the opening and closing ceremonies, judo, swimming, track & field, table tennis, volleyball, and football (soccer). Below is ...
  • Are You Ready for 8K Displays?
    By Kurt Hoffmeister, Mechdyne Display Technology Consultant One constant in the AV Industry is change, especially regarding display resolution and related technology. Over the past 20+years, we have seen an ever-increasing demand for displays with higher and higher pixel counts. This ...
  • 8K Cameras Viable for Sports with Some More Work
    By Chris Chinnock One of the potential uses of an 8K camera for sports is a full field/arena view that can be used to create multiple 4K or HD feeds that can go directly to air. While that is possible today, ...
  • Commercial 8K Services: Five and Counting
    By Ben Schwarz I joined the Ultra HD Forum back when it had just started in 2015. One of my responsibilities is to maintain the Service Tracker, a list of Ultra HD services worldwide. We updated it last week, and it ...
  • DisplayWeek 8K Exhibit Short Takes – Part 2
    by Chris Chinnock The Society of Information Displays (SID) had its annual major symposium and trade expo (virtually) recently (DisplayWeek).  This conference covers a wide range of display topics with some going deep into the display technology weeds.  Below we summarize ...
  • Op/Ed: Why We Need More Pixels for Filmmaking
    By Ben Schwarz A few years ago, I had a girlfriend that was well known in the French cinema industry, so I was lucky to meet a few world-famous actors and trendy filmmakers. At the time, I was already deeply involved ...
  • Spin Digital Launches 8K VVC Decoder and Player
    by Chris Chinnock 8K Association member Spin Digital has announced the availability of an 8K real-time software decoder and media player with support for the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard.  VVC or H.266 is a next-generation codec that could be one ...
  • 8K, 5G Driving Storage and Connectivity Requirements
    By Chris Chinnock We know that 8K files require more storage, but did you know that the rollout of 5G and the applications it is enabling is also driving the need for more storage along with faster media connectivity?  According to ...
  • First Usage of VVC in Live Service in India
    By Ben Schwarz Mid-June, we picked up the news that MX Player had become the first OTT platform to deploy H.266, cutting video streaming data consumption in half. In the article, Karan Bedi, CEO of India’s MX Player and MX TakaTak, said, ...
  • 8K Compression and UX Tests by b<>com
    Last week, Zaxel announced the delivery of a Zaxtar 5 to b<>com so that the latter could undertake some 8K testing on its technology. So naturally, we were intrigued and spoke to Jean-Yves Aubié, Manager of Advanced Media Contents Lab ...
  • DisplayWeek 8K Exhibit Short Takes – Part 1
    by Chris Chinnock The Society of Information Displays (SID) had its annual major symposium and trade expo (virtually) recently (DisplayWeek).  This conference covers a wide range of display topics with some going deep into the display technology weeds.  Below we summarize ...
  • China Ups the Ante on 8K
    By Ben Schwarz There has been a recent flow of news from China regarding 8K. This includes two conferences: one focused on advanced trends in China which includes 8K, AI, and 5G, and a second event talking about how 8K, 5G, ...
  • Sharp to Offer 32” 8K (Almost Reference) Monitor
    By Chris Chinnock Sharp has shown a 32” 8K monitor for several years but now appears ready to go into mass production with the 8M-B32C1. The company says they will start production in June at 150 units per month.  We reached ...
  • 8K Display Pricing Trend Analysis
    By Chris Chinnock The tight supply of display panels and components during the pandemic has led to record increases in pricing.  This has resulted in increases in TV prices and a big drop in discounting, according to analysts. So how have ...
  • Some Quick Takes on 8K “Per-Title” Encoding
    By Chris Chinnock and Ben Schwarz When encoding guru Jan Ozer gave a seminar on “Per-Title Encoding”, we took notice and contacted him regarding the state of such practices with 8K. He noted that he had no data on 8K titles, ...
  • LCEVC Licensing Offers Different Model to Kickstart 8K Market
    By Ben Schwarz In the recent Spring edition of CSI Magazine, editor Goran Nastic looks at creating a superior video experience with better compression. He states that licensing is as essential for codecs, if not more so than the underlying technology! ...