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4K LIVE VIDEO DELIVERY OVER HYBRID IP TO OTT

4K LIVE VIDEO DELIVERY OVER HYBRID IP TO OTT

How Visual Effects Brought Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ to Life

How Visual Effects Brought Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ to Life

Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends

Prism 4K - Where remote production becomes reality

Prism 4K - Where remote production becomes reality

You could almost describe today's era as "video everywhere". And it's "everywhere" in different ways to old-fashioned broadcasting. With the proper infrastructure, it's a relatively simple technique to transmit video to multiple users from a television mast. But today's media world is about as far as you can get from that kind of one-to-many video transmission that's existed since the 1930s. What's more, it's changing and posing more challenges almost daily.

Panasonic Introduces a Professional 4K 60p Camcorder

Panasonic Introduces a Professional 4K 60p Camcorder

Panasonic is pleased to introduce professional 4K camcorders with a 1.0-type (1.0-inch) sensor, which offer the rich features and performance demanded by professionals but with an excellent weight balance that makes them easy to use for news, interview and event photography. Panasonic developed the HC-X2 and HC-X20 with further enhanced video performance and expandability in anticipation of the market for handheld camcorders with an integrated lens that can be quickly adapted to any site that is expected to remain in stable demand without being replaced by digital SLR cameras and smartphones.

Sony Electronics Expands Cinema Line with New 4K Super 35 Camera for Future Filmmakers

Sony Electronics Expands Cinema Line with New 4K Super 35 Camera for Future Filmmakers

Sony Electronics Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to the brand's prestigious Cinema Line – the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a price point that appeals to many aspiring filmmakers.

Haivision, Nokia, and Media Broadcast Demonstrate Joint Solution for Mobile and Wireless TV Production Over a 5G Campus Network at SportsInnovation 2022

Haivision, Nokia, and Media Broadcast Demonstrate Joint Solution for Mobile and Wireless TV Production Over a 5G Campus Network at SportsInnovation 2022

Haivision Systems Inc. a leading global provider of mission-critical, real-time streaming, video networking, and visual collaboration solutions, today announced that Haivision collaborated with Nokia and German service provider Media Broadcast to demonstrate a comprehensive and flexible solution for mobile video delivery over 5G networks at SportsInnovation 2022.

AVTEAMUK Streamlines Hybrid Event AV Setup with AJA Io 4K Plus

AVTEAMUK Streamlines Hybrid Event AV Setup with AJA Io 4K Plus

As hybrid event models have become the new norm, live event production companies like AVTEAMUK LTD have navigated a range of new challenges – from adopting new technologies to refining live stream chat moderation strategies and incorporating real-time social media interactions into an event stream. With each hybrid event requiring so many moving parts, fast and simple AV setup on-site is paramount, which AVTEAMUK deploys AJA’s Thunderbolt-equipped Io 4K Plus audio and video I/O technology to support.

Canon expands product line-up for broadcast and filmmaking

Canon expands product line-up for broadcast and filmmaking

Canon today strengthens its cinema and broadcast offering, in line with user needs, with a suite of products – including the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1, Canon’s latest Cine-Servo lens for a broad range of productions, the EU-V3 - a modular expansion unit for the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III, a Cinema EOS firmware update, and the DP-V2730, a 27-inch 4K professional reference display that seamlessly fits into workflows of broadcasters and filmmakers.

4K Opinions & Interviews

4K/8K Workflows + Online/Color Grading Production Workflow

Video Editor + Colorist, Denis Ogorodov, shared his thoughts on 4K/8K workflows + color grading production workflow through examples of his own work in documentaries such as The Donut King, as well plenty of commercial and sports work.

Is there a difference between 4K/8K/12K? Can you talk about what each of these actually means?
Yes, 4K, 8K and 12K are three different pixel resolutions. 4K stands for “four thousand pixels,” which is usually short for 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition). 4K is rounding up the horizontal pixel count, which for 4k UHD is 3840 horizontal pixels and 2160 vertical pixels. Unlike 1080p, 720p, and 480p, which use the vertical pixel resolution as its naming “label”; starting with 4K, the horizontal resolution is used instead i.e. 4k = 3840(w) x 2160(v), 8k = 7680(w) × 4320(v), and 12k = 11520(w) x 6480(v). There is also a difference between 4k UHD and what is colloquially referred to as “Native 4k” or “True 4k,” which is 4096 (w) x 2160 (v). This wider frame is usually the preferred and default settings in cameras as well as cinema projection (DCI) standards. It scales to 8,192 x 4,320 and 12,288 x 6480 for 8K and 12K respectively. You can see that the vertical resolution stays the same, but the frame width increases in each instance.
DP Benjamin Gaskell Shoots the Latest Installment of the Witness Project Documentary Series with a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

In late 2015, Smock Media, a Venice Beach-based film and VR production company, and the Victims of Communism (VOC), a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization, came together and started The Witness Project. DP Benjamin Gaskell was brought on to tackle the first episode of the second installment, which would set the tone for the rest of the documentary series. The episode focused on Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada 2015 and 2016, and her story.

How did you get involved with "Witness Project: The Story of Anastasia Lin"?
The director / editor of the project, Adam Hawk-Jensen, asked me to come on board as his director of photography. As I understand it, the nonprofit organization “Victims of Communism,” approached him to helm a new series of documentaries that would tell the stories of these survivors. I knew going into the project that Adam needed me to bring a strong vision with a lot of creative autonomy on my end as his DP - he’s a great collaborator in that regard. I’ve worked a lot as a cinematographer on projects that explore themes of liberty and what it takes to sustain a free and prosperous society, as well as the inverse. While I have only shot three videos for the Witness Project, it’s been an absolute honor to capture the story of these heroic and inspiring individuals.
Taking a Look at Upcoming 4K Video Trends

StarTech takes a look at upcoming 4K video trends including how it's being adopted, what barriers exist, true 4K ecosystem and more. Learn more about StarTech at: https://www.startech.com/.

4K: A Revolution in Resolution
Display technology has considerably advanced over the last decade. The 2K-to-4K UHD transition represents a giant leap forward in video realism and has created a lot of buzz with content creators. The industry’s demand for higher image fidelity and an immersive cinematic experience has catalyzed the technological advances required for a true 4K experience. When viewed from 3.5 to 5 feet away, 4K images on a 50 inch 4K TV are life-like, with more depth and color. Desktop displays at only 18 to 36 inches away display sharper and significantly more detailed images.
Rental House Perspective: How 4K, 6K, & 8K Affect the TV Industry

Technology is always evolving. In the television industry we’ve moved from standard definition to high definition and now onto, the Ks. Is this a technology trend that is here to stay or is it ahead of it’s time causing the excitement to die out before the rest of the television technology world catches up? In the following Q&A, Gene Duggan - Director of Sales and New Business Development at Imagecraft Productions, shares his insight on how the Ks have affected his clients and the television production industry, from the rental house perspective.

What is your understanding of what the K's are and do?
The K’s in 4k, 6k, 8k, and beyond, represent the horizontal resolution of an image. For example if you have a 4K camera shooting an image you will be creating 4,000 pixels of horizontal resolution and 2,000 pixels of vertical resolution. So in essence, the more K’s you have, the more information is being captured.
Panasonic Talks 4K Lineup with a Number of 4K Cameras on Show for the First Time in Europe at IBC

Nela Pertl, Marketing Manager EMEA at Panasonic, talks Video over IP, 4K and more at IBC 2016.

What new products/services is your company showcasing this year?
A major trend in broadcasting recently is Video over IP, and we’ll be showing a demonstration of how the technology works, in order to showcase the huge potential it has to change broadcast workflows and speed up time to air. The demonstration will involve a newly developed VOIP gateway for 4K and HD video, which uses IP networks to transmit video in near real-time, sufficient for seamless video switching. We’ll also have our latest remote camera range at the show, which remains hugely popular for reality shows and outside broadcasts. The range includes our 4K AW-UE70 remote cameras, as well as a focus-assist camera, the AW-HEA10, which can be used remotely with an iPad. IBC will also be the first opportunity to see working models of two additions to our professional 4K range, the AG-UX180 and AG-UX90, after they were announced at NAB earlier in the year. In addition, we will be displaying prototypes of a 360 degree real-time camera, which is currently in development and a working model of our new AK-UB300, 4K box camera, as part of a robotics system ideal for studio and live production applications.

News: 4K, HDR & More

Camera to Cloud Beta for RED is Here!
Camera to Cloud Beta for RED is Here!

Camera to Cloud Beta for RED is Here! During Adobe MAX in October we announced our new integration with RED V-RAPTOR and V-RAPTOR XL cameras which unlocks the ability to get 8K REDCODE RAW files…

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Aaron’s Animals Shoots and Grades Video Series with Blackmagic Design
Aaron’s Animals Shoots and Grades Video Series with Blackmagic Design

With over 7.5 million subscribers and 2.4 billion views, Aaron’s Animals is one of the most successful YouTube producers on the service to date. The channel documents the life of a cat named Prince…

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LiveU Announces Largest Deployment Ever for Qatar World Football Tournament with Over 100% Increase in Units from 2018
LiveU Announces Largest Deployment Ever for Qatar World Football Tournament with Over 100% Increase in Units from 2018

Hackensack, NJ, November 15th, 2022 – With a record number of bookings from global broadcasters, LiveU is gearing up for the largest deployment of solutions in Qatar to cover the world football…

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LiveU Announces Largest Deployment Ever for Qatar World Football Tournament
LiveU Announces Largest Deployment Ever for Qatar World Football Tournament

Hackensack, NJ, November 15th, 2022 – With a record number of bookings from global broadcasters, LiveU is gearing up for the largest deployment of solutions in Qatar to cover the world football…

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