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4K TV channels on the way as DVB-UHDTV standard is approved

4K TV channels in the UK took a step closer to reality over the weekend after a new Ultra HD TV broadcast specification was approved for Europe by the DVB Steering Board. The new DVB-UHDTV Phase 1 specification allows for the over-the-air transmission of 3840×2160 resolution pictures at […]

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Philip Bloom Compares Sony A7s Low-Light Capabilities to the Human Eye

Philip Bloom compares the low-light capabilities of the human eye (in this case, his own) with those of the new Sony A7s. He shot the below video in the mostly unlit sections of Brighton Beach and explains of the night shots, “With the shots where in goes […]

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Christie Unveils World’s First Commercial Laser Projection System in Shanghai

Christie®, the industry-preferred brand in the digital cinema projection market, today announced the unveiling of the world’s first commercial pure laser projection system installed at the prestigious Shanghai Film Art Center on June 13, 2014. The Shanghai Film Art Center, the first cineplex to be built in China, has […]

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What you Need to Know on 4K Digital Storage

4K has brought new challenges to the post production world of digital cinema. Brain Farm’s Post Production Supervisor, Danny Holland, and Media Manager, Justin Smith take a second to answer real questions on the best practice for storing data in 4K. What sort of storage challenges did […]

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RED Digital Cinema Targets Production Needs With 4K, 5K, 6K Cameras

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome RED Digital Cinema as a premier sponsor. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, the company entered the marketplace in 2006 with its 4K RED ONE digital cinema camera. By 2008, the same camera used to shoot such features as The Hobbit […]

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Samsung shatters the price floor on 4K with $1,000 sets for 2014

Samsung has dropped Ultra HD bombs with the start of New York CE Week. Last week, theyannounced new additions to their UHD TV lineup which includes another curved series as an addition to their repertoire, another flat panel in the HU6950 series, the HU7250 series, not to mention a brand addition to its HU8550 series: an […]

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Ultra HD TV shipment growth to average 160% per annum

Global shipments of Ultra HD (4K resolution) TVs will increase from 1.5 million units in 2013 to 68.2 million TVs in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 160%, according to the latest Digitimes Research Special Report. The report, titled “The transition to 4K TV […]

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Social TV consolidation: wywy acquires Second Screen Networks, ConnecTV acquires Tweet TV

Social TV startup consolidation continues to heat up as a new era of innovation takes on the industry. “wywy, a Germany-based cross-screen advertising and real time TV-ad tracking company, has completed the acquisition and integration of Second Screen Networks, a New York-based social TV company that allows TV […]

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YouTuber Dilemma: Staying “Authentic” Amid 4K Cameras, Studio Money, Ad Dollars

Amid all the dealmaker swagger and pubescent screams at last week’s giantVidcon gathering in Anaheim, CA, one nagging question kept presenting itself: how do YouTube creators stay “authentic” to their demanding and devoted fans even as cheaper/better tech, vaulting creative ambition and the desire to make a living keep pushing into the equation. It’s a […]

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India to get Ultra-HD

Videocon’s d2h pay-TV service is to offer consumers 4K/Ultra-HD transmissions, and says it is determined to be first to the India market and ahead of TataSky, Dish TV and the other DTH suppliers. Videocon d2h has some 11 million subscribers, and the market is anticipating it mounting […]

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