8K, UHD-2, HDR Technologies Move Forward
CEPro.com reports that while the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), TV manufacturers and enthusiasts whet their appetites on 4K and the limited, but growing amount of content from companies such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, the broadcast industry has bigger issues on its plate.
Sure 4K, HDR (high dynamic range) and an expanded color gamut (ITU-R BT.2020) are high priorities, but during the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade event, the Japanese broadcast company NHK had already moved beyond 4K by demonstrating 8K.
The discussion for media beyond 8K doesn’t end with this tradeshow demonstration either. A recent Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) blog written by Michael Goldman examines the opinions of Andy Quested, head of technology for HD and UHDTV initiatives, BBC. Summarizing Quested’s position in the Goldman story, the broadcast community will have to assess every aspect of the broadcast chain before UltraHD becomes truly ubiquitous.