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“4K is crucial” says Wim Wenders

Noted film director Wim Wenders has praised television’s increased use of 4K content capture. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the beatification of Pope Paul VI in Rome – captured by Vatican TV in Ultra-HD and with technical support from DBW Communications – Wenders said the technology is crucial. “But 4K is unforgiving! Unlike His Holiness the Pope, 4K sees […]

Squid Demos HEVC Solutions at IBC

Realtime H.265 Encode at Half the Bit-Rate of H.264 International Broadcasting Convention, Amsterdam (Sept. 11, 2014): Squid Systems announced demonstrations of industry-leading real-time H.265 HEVC encoding at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Hall 5, Stand C23 at RAI Amsterdam. “Video content is growing faster than worldwide internet bandwidth. As we move forward to HD and 4K UHD resolutions, and […]

SatLink to stream underwater 4K broadcast

Guinness World Record attempt at world’s first live 4K video captured by a smartphone will be streamed to more than half-a-million viewers Jerusalem/Amsterdam – IBC show– 12th September, 2014: SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management, internet delivery and HD playout services provider, will today enable streaming of the world’s first underwater 4K video, captured by a 4K-enabled smartphone, to […]

4EVER shoots Equestrian Games in 8K

The French 4EVER Consortium, backed by the likes of France Televisions and Orange Labs, is shooting 8K/UHD-2 at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, currently taking place. The experimental filming started September 2nd and the event is being captured in extremely high frame rates of up to 200 fps, as well as testing high dynamic range options and 4K […]

Beware of 4K fever

4k and UHD really are the talk of the town just now and are bound to dominate IBC. The September issue of Euromedia, released at the show, contains a comprehensive survey of industry views on the technical validity and real time line of this ‘next generation’ high def era. More than one observer warns it could be déjà ‘view’, all […]

Major 4K cross-promotion from Sony

Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Best Buy, in collaboration with National CineMedia (NCM), have launched the industry’s first cross-promotion created to highlight the 4K entertainment experience. The promotion, which runs from August 15th to September 25th, includes a 30-second spot shown in movie theatres in NCM’s FirstLook movie pre-show, featuring select out-takes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The […]

Commonwealth Games Ultra-HD showcase for BBC R&D

BBC Research and Development has announced a range of new trials and public demonstrations as part of its Commonwealth Games showcase. These experiments bring together a wide range of industry partners and are helping to shape BBC R&D’s vision for the future of TV, and include a number of broadcasting milestones: The first ever Ultra-HD broadcast of a Commonwealth Games […]

Sony scores with 4K World Cup screening


Sony – together with a range of technical partners – is claiming a new milestone in live sports entertainment with the world-first screening July 4th in 4K Ultra High Definition of the France versus Germany World Cup quarter final match at the Vue multiplex at Westfield, London. Sony and Vue Cinemas were working with technical partners Eutelsat, DSAT Cinema and […]

New Freeview HD channels

Communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva is launching two new HD channels – Channel 4 +1 HD and 4seven HD – on UK DTT platform Freeview. The channels – airing on July 1st – will be available to over 70 per cent of the UK population from Arqiva’s newly-launched Freeview HD multiplex. These new channels are additional HD Freeview […]

Grass Valley’s EDIUS 7 selected for 3D film “Our Restless Planet”

Bruce Austin of Bruce Austin Productions Inc. (BAPI) and Dan Harris of Eight Ball Pictures and Stereoscope LLC, have turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to harness the powerful capabilities of its EDIUS 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software on the film “Our Restless Planet,” for the JPL Earth Science Visitor Center. The film highlights the effects of hurricanes, earthquakes […]

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