Industry News:

  • The 8K-angle on Faultline’s 2030 Codec Forecast
    Last week Faultline published their Media & Entertainment Transcoding Workload and Device Royalty Forecast for the decade ahead. We thought its 8K implications were worthy of your consideration. Their analysis and forecasts are particularly bullish on VVC. We asked Alex Davies, one ...
  • Atomos Ninja V+: Recorder/Monitor Capable of 8Kp30
    Australia’s Atomos, a ProRes monitor/recorder specialist, recently announced the new Ninja V+. The device acts as an HD monitor with a 5-inch, 1000 Nit display, built-in 3D LUT box function, and a continuous recording device that can store Apple ProRes ...
  • Xbox Series X HDMI 2.1 Issue Gets a Fix
    Last autumn it was reported that AV Receivers offered by Denon, Marantz, and Yamaha prevented the passthrough of 4K/120 and 8K/60 HDR video when the source is the XBOX series X game console.  The problem was blamed on the HDMI ...
  • Hisense Launches 8K TV in North American Market
    Hisense America had a video TV product launch on May 5th. It was one of the most entertaining product launch videos we’ve seen and can be viewed here.  Topping the 2021 TV line is the new U800GD model with 8K ...
  • 8K-Optimized Transcoder Released by Spin Digital
    Spin Digital is releasing a new transcoder suite of software-based applications designed to run on workstation-class servers in a cloud environment.  Called Spin Enc File v2.0, it is based on a new version of Spin Digital’s software HEVC encoder that has ...
  • Advantech Sees the Network Edge as the Place for Innovation
    On May 6, Advantech will host a series of speakers talking about 4K/8K, advanced codecs and 5G distribution.  Brian Carr, Director of Strategic Product Development and Planning at Advantech will kick it off with some background on the increasing use ...
  • Drones Capable of 8K Filming Become Accessible
    As we report here regularly, shooting and post-producing in 8K is becoming more accessible all the time. As the drone industry brings more robust products at ever-lower prices to the market, we’ll soon be able to purchase drones as commodities. ...
  • Bosma 8K Camera Gets Real
    Chinese manufacturer Bosma showcased an 8K camera at CES 2020 thinking they would soon introduce it for around $5K. It has taken some time, but the camera looks to be more real now as respected Japanese equipment maker Astrodesign will ...
  • Comcast Touts 8K-Enabling Cable Network Milestone
    One of the major cable network providers in the U.S., Comcast, has announced the successful demonstration of a new SoC chip supporting full duplex operation with the new DOCSIS 4.0 standard.  The test demonstrated a download speed in excess of ...
  • IFA 2021: Get Ready for the Full-Scale Return of the World’s Leading Tech Industry Event
    IFA Berlin, the world’s leading industry event for consumer electronics and home appliances, is gearing up for a full-scale and real-life return to the exhibition halls and fairgrounds of Messe Berlin. Last year saw a deliberately small-scale “special edition” of ...