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CE Pro Identifies 8K as the #1 Trend for 2024
Respected source of information for the professional and custom installer market, CE Pro, highlighted in a special report that 8K is the top trend for installers in 2024. We re-published the article and gave a link to the full report on our 8K Association website.
Nvidia’s entry level GPU can handle 66 million pixels, enough to feed two 8K monitors
According to TechRadar “Nvidia’s entry level GPU can handle 66 million pixels, enough to feed two 8K monitors — but it is its tiny 70W power consumption that will get jaws dropping”. The new workstation GPU is built on Nvidia’s ADA architecture. The site said “The new GPU is equipped with four Mini DisplayPort 1.4a […]
Studio Kiwa Launches 8K Music Streams
Studio Kiwa in Korea, has published on YouTube a number of high quality 8K streams of piano pieces. The 8K Association is reaching out to the group to find out more about the productions.
Samsung Impresses with 8K at CES 2024
On our sister site, we published an article with details of and reaction to Samsung’s 8K activities at CES 2024 when it showed its new 8K Premiere projector and the latest processing in its Neo QLED 8K TVs. Reviewers have been impressed.
Using an 8K TV as a macOS Computer Monitor
A journalist from AV site Fstoppers has been trying to use an 8K TV to show four windows from a Mac. Unfortunately, the only technical solution seems expensive, so if you know of an alternative let him (and us) know! Part of his frustration is the way that MacOS handles menus.
Onkyo Makes 8K Receiver Affordable
Onkyo launched its TX-SR3100 5.2 Channel AV receiver and Sound & Vision reports that it will list at just $399 in the US. As well as 8K60P passthrough, it will support 4K at 120Hz for gamers. The Onkyo TX-SR3100 incorporates Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technology and has a wide range of video (ALLM, VRR, QFT […]
Should you buy an 8K TV in 2023? John Archer just tested the best in the world – here are the pros and cons
In an article published on TechRadar, respected technology writer and TV tester John Archer went through the pros and cons of buying an 8K TV. While acknowledging the relative lack of native 8K content, he has endorsed the view that upscaled 4K can look better on an 8K TV than on a 4K set and […]
Pure Fi Has Modular HDMI Concept Cable
A couple of years ago, the writer had to install a new cable in a wall. Finding an HDMI cable that would fit through the ducting needed for electrical safety regulations in the UK was a real challenge. So I was impressed when I saw a new modular concept cable from Pure Fi that was […]
8K ProRes Editing ‘Like Butter’
The Nofilmschool.com website tested the new Fujifilm GFX100 II and one of its conclusions was that the output in Prores “… graded and edited like butter on a M1 Mac. Even the 8K footage”. That’s good news for those thinking of using the camera for 8K capture!
News on an 8K Processor from IFA
Chris Chinnock of Insight Media went to IFA and spoke to Hisense of China about their 8K video processing chip. He recorded a YouTube video about the discussion.
Bitmovin Publishes a Guide to Codecs
Video compression specialist, Bitmovin, has published a guide to codecs. If you are new to the subject, it is a handy round up of the field.
Hisense Debuts 8K Tri Laser TV Solution
Hisense showed its 8K Tri Laser TV at the recent IFA trade show in Berlin. The company is looking at starting to sell the TV in the US and Europe following the launch in China. Chris Chinnock of Insight Media saw the image quality from a 4K native chip with ‘wobbulation’ to create 8K and […]
Samsung is adding Auracast to its wireless earbuds and 8K TVs
Samsung said that it was bringing support for Auracast to its wireless earbuds and its 8K TVs. This reinforces the view held by, among others, the 8K Association, that brands often put their highest specifications and functions into their flagship TVs. Auracast has been described as “… a clever way of turning Bluetooth devices like […]
ViewSonic VG3281 8K IPS monitor with 96W USB-C power delivery unveiled
ViewSonic has released a new 8K IPS monitor with USB-C and the ability to charge a host notebook in China. The ViewSonic VG3281 is a 31.5-inch 8K model and uses an IPS LCD. There are details of the specification in the linked article.
Samsung’s Gaming Hub will land on 2020 smart TVs later this year
Samsung said that its cloud gaming Hub will be supported on its 8K and 4K TVs that have been shipped since 2020, with upscaling to support games that do not natively support these higher resolutions.
CE Pro Looks at 8K Installations
CE Pro talked to industry specialists including Mike Fidler from the 8K Association about the support of 8K in high end AV installations.
Petapixel Chooses its Favorite 8K Camera
The photography blog, Petapixel.com looked at three 8K cameras to decide which one they liked most. There are some interesting comments about the level of PC power needed to edit 8K video without using proxies and other techniques.
An Update on 8K Developments
Our editor had a look back at developments in 8K in the last year or so in two articles on our sister 8K Association website.
Samsung Close to Releasing 57″ ‘8K’ Gaming Monitor with 240Hz
Samsung previewed a monster new 57″ ‘8K’ (that is 8K horizontally, but just half the full 4K vertically) LCD monitor for gamers at CES and now retail pricing (€3,249 -around $3,000+ tax) has been listed in Europe. The Odyssey Neo G9 curved monitor will only have half the pixels of an 8K TV because of […]
Atomos Adds 8K ProRes RAW Support to new Ninja Ultra
Atomos has been one of the companies that has helped to democratize high quality content creation and its latest Ninja Ultra monitor/recorder has added support for up to 8K30p ProRes RAW for high quality capture from 8K cameras. Check for more details here.
Which? Looks at 8K TVs
Which? is the UK’s leading independent consumer magazine and recently had a look at 8K TVs. After looking at the technology and current sets, it points out that the up-scaling in the best sets can make up for the relatively low level of content.
8K Shows Reality via Electronic Windows
At the 8K Association we often reference the work that was done to show that 8K is needed to get close to the look of reality. Now a firm, LiquidView, in San Francisco is creating 24/7 image reels displayed as artificial ‘windows’ for residents that have unsightly views outside their real windows. There’s an article […]
Petapixel Discusses 8K with Fujifilm
Digital photography blog Petapixel interviewed executives from Fujifilm about (among other things), the place of 8K in video capture. Fujifilm is the only supplier of APS-C cameras with 8K support at publication time. After the discussion, the three factors for the use and support of 8K identified were: There is also a link to a […]
Can You edit 8K RAW files on an iPad?
A curious YouTuber, Joey Austin, wondered if you could edit 8K RAW files on an old(er) 2020 iPad Pro. He has published his conclusions in a video here. He used an excellent iPad video editing app called Lumafusion (which has also been used by the 8KAssociation for editing its videos!). As NHK has previously reported, […]
Oppenheimer Scanned in 8K
The latest “Oppenheimer” movie was shot mainly on IMAX and Panavision 65mm cameras according to an article in IndieWire. The film versions were printed onto 70mm film for display, but in digital theaters, the film was scanned at 8K and then downscaled for display to match the 4K digital projectors that are currently installed. (Image:The […]
News Service Adopts 8K – 4th July Celebrated
Uprise RI, based in Rhode Island in the US, has adopted native 8K resolution for its YouTube channel and started its coverage with a video of the Fourth of July fireworks in Cumberland, RI. The organisation previously used FullHD recording.
Las Vegas Sphere Now in Operation
The Sphere entertainment venue in Las Vegas has started operation and gathered comment from news providers around the world. The first major event at the Sphere will feature rock band, U2, in September. Additionally, the company says it’s the world’s largest spherical structure at 516 feet wide and 366 feet tall. It seats 17,600 people, […]
Apple Boosts 8K Processing
NHK has previously confirmed to us that 8K editing is possible with older MacBooks, but now Apple has updated its Mac Pro high end workstation with its M2 Ultra chip which can support 22 streams of 8K ProRes playback. The performance is said to be dramatically higher than the previous Intel-based Apple Pro. Apple added […]
ASRock Monitor Specification
ASRock PG558K Showcased with 55″ IPS Panel and 8K Resolution
At the Computex Trade show in Taiwan, ASRock announced a new 55″ monitor for gaming with 8K resolution and support for 60Hz refresh with HDR1000 certification and 1,200:1 contrast. Pricing and delivery dates are not yet available.
Canon Gives its Views on 8K Cameras
In an interesting interview with a team from Canon’s imaging business, PetaPixel asked about the firm’s support of 8K video capture. Canon confirmed that helping its customers ‘future proof’ their content by enabling capture and display in 8K. The firm also highlighted that the processors and displays needed for 8K will become more affordable and […]
More Details on the Nikon Z8
We posted the news about the widely rumored launch of the Nikon Z8 mirrorless hybrid camera, which brings many of the features and much of the performance of the flagship Z9 to a lower price point. We spotted this detailed article about the camera which supports 8K60p using 4:2:0 H.265 or 8K30P with 4:2:2 H265. […]
TCL Unveils Premium 2023 TV Models
Dealerscope reported that TCL has launched its premium 2023 TV models in the US including the C825, an 8K miniLED model with the latest backlight technology and the C825 QLED 8K which adds quantum dot color and Dolby Vision HDR support. TCL’s AI-PQ artificial intelligence algorithm optimizes picture quality in real-time. The 2023 TV models […]
Apple wants you to produce an 8K blockbuster with its $50 video app
Techradar and others reported that Apple is releasing its Final Cut Pro app for recent high end iPads. The app will allow editing of 8K ProRes video if you have an iPad Pro with the most recent M2 chip from Apple. The app will be available on a monthly ($4.99) or annual ($49) subscription from […]
Fujifilm X-H2 Offers Very Good Value for 8K 4:2:2 or RAW Capture
YouTube reviewer Dustin Abott looks at the Fujifilm X-H2 which can capture 4:2:2 Prores 8K at 30fps with 10 bits of color or 8K RAW with an external recorder. The camera is based on the APS-C specification and offers very good value, he believes. He also has a ‘deep dive’ review here.
When Only 8K is Good Enough
On our sister site for the 8K Association, we published an article about the capture of the NASA Artemis launch in 8K.
No one can see 4k (or 8K), right?
That argument is older than most of you reading this. Summary: The introduction of HDTV in the US in 1998 faced slow adoption due to content availability and the need for a personal delivery system. 4K was introduced 15 years later with an infrastructure for content delivery already in place, but there were debates about […]
Sony Adds Two 8K Full Frame Sensors
DIY Photography reported that Sony’s component business has added two (44.72 MP and 61.17MP) full frame 8K sensors to its product list. The 44MP version is reported to have high-speed 8K capabilities with up to 61.25 fps in 12 bit mode available to readout. The sensors are not yet announced in any cameras. Although the […]
Canon R5 Cinema Camera is a Game Changer for Prosumers & 8K Creators
Canon’s R5 Cinema camera is a game changer. Andrey & Natalia Denisyuk, who are high end creators of demo and reference video content, have reviewed the camera and think its capabilities will really offer videographers the same level of creative opportunities as still photographers. You can check out the full, independent, review on the 8KAssociation […]
The State of 8K in 2023
Jason Durstal of Murideo, a specialist in technology to support A/V installers, interviewed Florian Friedrich, a specialist in content grading and display measurement and technology about the state of ‘8K in 2023’. The interview was published on YouTube. Friedrich highlighted that he has already been working in 8K for some years, having started with an […]
Value Electronics Chooses JVC 8K Projector in Shoot-out
Value Electronics is well known and recognized in the display community for hosting well-run shoot-outs on TVs and projectors to try to decide the best units available in the market from an image quality standpoint. In December, the firm held a shoot-out that looked at Ultra Short Throw (UST) and long throw projectors. In the […]
8K (Wide) MiniLED Monitors To Appear at CES 2023
In a recent announcement by AMD of its RX7900 series, Samsung teased us with the news of a new 8K wide monitor to be shown at CES 2023. (we’ve linked to the appropriate moment in the video here). The writer believes this will be a 32:9 49″ unit with a resolution of  7680 x 2160. […]
USB4/DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Changes Boost 8K Support
There have been a number of announcements about changes to USB4 (to Version 2), DisplayPort to Version 2.1 and Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt 5 that are really going to help support for 8K in the future. These were announcements that are intended for equipment makers and it will take around a year or so for the […]
8K gaming display
Thanks to VRR, Your 8K TV May Be Your Best 4K 120 Gaming Display
Although 8K TVs are usually designed for watching video content, it turns out that they may actually be outstanding displays for playing games at “lower” resolutions, such as 4K, but with higher refresh rates, up to 120Hz. Traditionally, flat-panel TVs and monitors operated at fixed frame rates of 50Hz or 60Hz, depending on where in […]
Denon and Marantz Launch New 8K Receiver Ranges
Marantz and Denon have both released new receivers that support 8K. The AV 10 is the flagship for Marantz, which also has a new high-end Cinema line with four models, the 40, 50, 60, and 70. All have HDMI 2.1 with support for 8K and HDR, including Dolby Vision. Reflecting the change in technology to […]
Where to Find 8K Content
For a great viewing experience in any resolution, you need content, delivery and display. The industry has developed fantastic 8K displays, and there are many reasons for content creators to use 8K. However, at the moment, neither broadcasters (apart from in Japan) nor streaming providers have adopted 8K to provide the delivery. Traditionally, broadcasters controlled […]
Will Apple Join the 8K Video Party?
It’s incredible how smartphones, produced in enormous volumes, have led the way in so many technology areas. The sheer scale of the market (Counterpoint Research forecasts that, even with economic headwinds, 1.36 billion new handsets will be sold this year) means that the companies that make the components of which they are composed can invest […]
Display Week & ISE Show Advances in Big TV Technology
We recently published a round-up of developments in the very large TV market (100″ class). Since then, we have been to two events. The SID Display Week in San Jose and the ISE event took place in Barcelona, so we thought it was worth an update. At this stage, such large displays are aimed at […]
Using a Phone to Calibrate an 8K TV
Samsung has released new software called Smart Calibration that allows ordinary consumers to calibrate their 4K or 8K TV in their own living room without a professional calibrator. The software offers various levels of calibration fidelity and can even be a time saver for professional calibrators. To better understand the process, we visited Samsung’s QA […]
8K to the Max – a Look at 100” Class TVs
One of the joys of 8K is that you can use huge displays yet still avoid that ‘dotty’ look or ‘pixelation’ where you can see the individual dots that make up the image. The author once was late into an early digital cinema demonstration and ended up in the front row. At that time, digital […]
Cables for 8K
We thought it was about time to summarize where we’re up to on cables for 8K display use. As some readers may want to know ‘what do I need to buy?’, we’ll cover that first and then dig into some options and special cases. Video Interface Cables There are two current output protocols from consumer […]