Advanced Television

“4K is crucial” says Wim Wenders

October 21, 2014

By Chris Forrester

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 every little mistake and every tiny detail. But [the end result] is very impressive to watch. It is also impressive to watch how the technology emerges from 4 little OB trucks used by Vatican TV,” Wenders commented.

Wenders said thatnot that many of today’s consumers were aware of the technology but suspected that ten years from now everything would be in 4K. “It is truly amazing,” he said.

DBW used 6 Sony Ultra-HDTV cameras to capture the ceremony.

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