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Nuvola NP-1 | The Future of Television

Nuvola NP-1 | The Future of Television | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Nuvola NP-1 is the world's first streaming media player that supports 4K UltraHD movies.


Connect via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to any network with 6Mbit/s or greater1 and start watching TV in Ultra High Definition. Nuvola can stream 4K UltraHD movies and videos from a variety of sources including the bundled NanoFlix UHD channel.


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H.265 vs VP9: 4K Video Codecs Explained

H.265 vs VP9: 4K Video Codecs Explained | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


We compare the codecs battling to bring you 4K video.


H.265 and VP9 support 8K content as well and with physical media on the wane, this makes them quite frankly the future of television and video, which is why they're so important.


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LG Display Zeroing in on 3D UHD TV Market

LG Display Zeroing in on 3D UHD TV Market | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


LG Display Co. proclaimed this year as the new “first year of 3D,” as it heralds a new era of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.


The TV giant vows to lead the global 3D market this year by focusing on China.


Ever since the first 3D TV rolled out in 2011, the company has enjoyed its status as a forerunner in 3D-related technology, but it hasn’t been able to capitalize on it owing to the stagnancy of the 3D TV market.


The company is aiming at reigniting 3D boom by using the popularity of UHD TV.


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Why Netflix in Ultra HD will ruin TV

Why Netflix in Ultra HD will ruin TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Netflix has ruined television forever.


Speaking as an unashamed hi-def snob who'd rather miss out on a show than have to watch it in grotty standard def, I've been champing at the bit to devour native 4K.

Unfortunately, having now been one of the first to watch Ultra HD streamed live from Netflix servers, my beloved Full HD just doesn't look that great any more.

The old acuity-meter has been irrevocably upgraded. Yes, 4K over the internet really is that good.


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Wouter de Kort's curator insight, April 11, 12:06 AM

True. For now it's almost impossible to stream 4K to your TV. Were just not having fast enough internet to do that at this moment.

Mauro Tarantino's curator insight, April 11, 1:07 AM

Netflix ha rovinato la televisione per sempre.

Parlando come uno  hi-def snob senza vergogna che preferisce perdere uno spettacolo piuttosto che vederlo in low - def, sto cercando di limitarmi nell'aggredire il il 4K nativo

Purtroppo, essendo ormai stato uno dei primi a guardare Ultra HD in streaming in tempo reale dai server di Netflix, il mio amato Full HD semplicemente non si può più guardare.

La vecchia metrica di definizione è stata definitivamente aggiornata.... Sì il 4K su internet è veramente fantastico.

Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 2:29 AM

And now its time for that all the dutch channels are hd and maby 4k its about time! 

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Blackmagic Studio Cameras Unveiled

Blackmagic Studio Cameras Unveiled | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Along with the new URSA production camera, Blackmagic also announced an exciting Studio Camera version of its popular BMCC line.


The HD camera captures 1080/60p with 1 x 3G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 output, while the 4K model captures 2160/60p and offers 12G-SDI output for 4K capture to an external device.


The camera has no built-in recorder option; however, a Hyperdeck Shuttle can be attached for on-location recording.


The HD version of the BMSC should begin shipping this month, while the 4K version should begin shipping in July.


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How to Make the Move to HEVC - Streaming Media Magazine

How to Make the Move to HEVC - Streaming Media Magazine | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


It's still early in the game, but here's everything you need to know about moving to the next-generation video codec.


As an overview, HEVC offers two key advantages over the reigning codec king, H.264: quality equivalent to H.264 at half the data rate and the ability to deliver 4K video, or Ultra HD video (UHD).



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Embrionix Created the World’s First 12G-SDI (12G UHD-SDI)Coaxial

Embrionix Created the World’s First 12G-SDI (12G UHD-SDI)Coaxial | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it
Laval, Quebec (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 -- Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first UHD 12G-SDI video SFP. The coaxial UHD 12G-SDI SFP is the first video SFP to support bit rates from 50 Mbps to 11.88 Gbps.
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Samsung U28D590D 28 inch UHD (4K) Monitor

Samsung U28D590D 28 inch UHD (4K) Monitor | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Samsung U28D590D features a 60Hz TN panel with a UHD (4K) resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a stylish brushed metal stand.

The monitor is expected to be released on April 14th in the US from $699.99 and should be available globally (including the UK) shortly afterwards.

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aioTV unifies 4K Ultra HD and traditional multichannel

aioTV unifies 4K Ultra HD and traditional multichannel | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


aioTV has announced release of PassBox 4K, an application platform that unifies 4K and UHD video delivery in the home along side traditional video and OTT services.


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Yamaha Introduces RX-V377 AV Receiver with 4K ULTRA HD Pass-Through Video Technology

Yamaha Introduces RX-V377 AV Receiver with 4K ULTRA HD Pass-Through Video Technology | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Yamaha is ready for the future, the RX-V377 supports 4k ULTRA HD Pass-Through video technology; meaning once you upgrade your screen or source to 4K ULTRA HD, the Yamaha RX-V377 is ready to go.


The RX-V377 also supports HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D Pass-through, Deep Colour 30/36 Bit, Compatibility for 24Hz refresh rate and Auto lip-sync adjustment.


Despite being a low price, the receiver comes with a full complement of features.


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Disney/ABC cool on 4K

Disney/ABC cool on 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Disney/ABC Television Group, while being totally supportive of 4K shooting and production for its own content, is less keen on 4K/Ultra-HD transmission.


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Japan commits to 8K/Super Hi-Vision

Japan commits to 8K/Super Hi-Vision | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


While many of the world’s leading TV companies start thinking about transmitting 4K/Ultra-HD-1 as the industry’s ‘next step’ in its evolution from black & white, to colour, to digital TV and high-definition TV, it seems the Japanese remain committed to their Super Hi-Vision/8K broadcasts.


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Global UHD TV Shipments Saw Q4 Spike: DisplaySearch

Global UHD TV Shipments Saw Q4 Spike: DisplaySearch | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The latest report on global Ultra HD TV shipments from NPD’s DisplaySearch offered both good and bad news for retailers looking for some relief to the underperforming television market.


The good news is that, thanks to a dramatic end-of-year surge, global 4K LCD TV shipments reached 1.6 million units in 2013, with nearly 1 million units alone shipped in the fourth quarter.


The bad news is that the rapidly accelerating demand for the technology is driving 4K LCD panel and TV prices down at a fast pace, meaning the window for profit taking is narrowing.


Andre Bontems's insight:


... No bad news for the consumer!


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First Year of the 4K TV Era

First Year of the 4K TV Era | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Four things are happening that making 2014 the first year that 4K will be broadly available:

1) New Technologies
2) Affordable 4K sets
3) Increasing amount of 4K content
4) Content distribution.

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SkyeBella's curator insight, April 8, 5:43 AM

Thank goodness this is not multiple choice, as they really need "5) All of the Above & Plus Some...."

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South Korea will invest US$14.4 million this year in fostering its Ultra HD industry

South Korea will invest US$14.4 million this year in fostering its Ultra HD industry | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


South Korea will is trying to secure a competitive edge before the expected sales boom from global sports events,.


South Korea also plans to foster some 150 UHD experts through customized education programs and send 10 candidates for further training at overseas UHD-related firms.


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marketing987's curator insight, April 23, 5:06 PM

Sports has got to be the primary driver of adoption.

 

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LG G3 Headed to Sprint Seen in UAProf, Sports 5.5″ UHD Display and 3GB of RAM

LG G3 Headed to Sprint Seen in UAProf, Sports 5.5″ UHD Display and 3GB of RAM | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The LG G3 is set to come packed with:


  • 5.5″ UHD Display (2560 x 1440)
  • Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.3GHz
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear-facing Camera (capable of shooting stills at 4160×3120)
  • 2.1MP front-facing Camera
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • MicroSD slot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Runs Android 4.4.2.



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Blackmagic's New URSA is a Serious 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic's New URSA is a Serious 4K Production Camera | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Blackmagic URSA was designed to be the beastly cinema camera that everyone wanted the 2.5K and 4K Blackmagic cameras to be.


After rigging them out for higher end productions, the other BMCC cameras became larger than the URSA.


As a result, Blackmagic took the key wishlist items and packaged them into a full size production camera with little compromise.


Notably, the body and components are built to be upgraded.


While the URSA is currently configured with a 4K sensor capable of delivering 60fps, the rest of the camera can handle up to an 8K sensor at 30fps.


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NAB 2014 to Showcase Latest 4K Gear

NAB 2014 to Showcase Latest 4K Gear | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


NAB 2014 promises rapid maturation of 4K acquisition, workflow, infrastructure and delivery strategies.

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Fox and Samsung Team Up For UHD Content

Fox and Samsung Team Up For UHD Content | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


20th Century Fox and Samsung are getting the ball rolling for UHD owners (and prospective owners) by partnering up to deliver more UHD content.


With 10x more Ultra HD sets expected to be sold this year it may be time for UHD to take hold in the marketplace.


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Samsung Makes Convincing Case for Curved UHD TV

Samsung Makes Convincing Case for Curved UHD TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


To our surprise, not only did the curved model seem more immersive, it also had noticeably wider viewing angles.


The reason could be due to the curvature radius of 4200mm chosen by Samsung, which does seem like the ideal sweet spot.


So if you’re wondering if bendy tellies are ideal for the living room, the answer is a resounding yes.


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Samsung USA’s Curved 4K Ultra HD TV Event

Samsung USA’s Curved 4K Ultra HD TV Event | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Last week, Samsung Electronics America (SEA) invited journalists and industry members to New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to show off its upcoming 2014 lineup of predominantly curved, ultra high-definition (UHD) LED LCD televisions.


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4K Content: A Status Report

4K Content: A Status Report | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Where’s the 4K content at?


  • Netflix
  • Samsung UHD Video Pack
  • Amazon Instant
  • M-GO
  • DirecTV
  • Comcast
  • Sony Video Unlimited 4K Service
  • YouTube
  • Blu-ray Disc


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Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor Review

Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor Review | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Dell UP3214Q is a pricey 4K monitors that offers extremely high resolution backed up with superb image quality.


DELL updated pricing:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=210-ACBL


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SkyeBella's curator insight, April 8, 5:41 AM

And this would be perfect for college or university student learning CAD, and streaming HD Movies. Perfect hight too!, nice work #DELL (as usual)

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3D, 4K, HD? An Expert's Take on the Battle of the TV Acronyms

3D, 4K, HD? An Expert's Take on the Battle of the TV Acronyms | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Anyone who attended CES this year could not help but be dazzled by the latest offerings of 3D TVs from LG and Samsung. But consumers are still confused about the latest TV technology.


In this article, Barry Sandrew, founder of Legend3D talks about the future of 3D TV.


Andre Bontems's insight:


"4K creates a better 3D experience, and 3D makes 4K a far superior experience."


... Well defined by Mr. Barry Sandrew!


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8K Train Can't Be Stopped

8K Train Can't Be Stopped | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


While U.S. broadcasters are wrestling with how and when to utilize 4K (aka Ultra High Definition or UHDTV) in their production workflows, or if at all, the Japanese broadcast industry is determined to move to a higher resolution level, namely 8K.


That's 16 times the resolution of 1080-line HD, or 7680 × 4320 (33.1 megapixels, 12-bit processing). Uncompressed, an 8K 60fps image produces a data rate of about 24 Gbps.

Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, plans to deploy equipment that complies with the bandwidth-hungry format at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.


In January of this year, NHK's science and research laboratories said it successfully transmitted 8K television signals via a single standard UHF terrestrial broadcast channel over a distance of 27 km.


The field test, conducted on Jan. 20 was performed as a follow-up to a May 2012 demonstration in which the UHD signal was sent slightly more than four km.


For all those professionals trying to decide whether now is the time to buy a 4K camera, talk and testing of 8K systems is not doing anyone any favors.


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Convert HD video into 4K Ultra HD video with Seiki U-Vision cable

Convert HD video into 4K Ultra HD video with Seiki U-Vision cable | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The all new Seiki U-Vision HDMI cable can easily convert any HD video into a 4K ultra HD video on the go!


The Godsend for those who recently bought 4K TVs home and already done streaming most of 4K content on YouTube is now available in the US markets for just $50.


Andre Bontems's insight:

Quite Amazing! I cannot wait to try it!

Please post review!


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