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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (December, 2012)

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4K (Ultra HD)

Living with 4K (Part 6) - Which 4K? Sony - DCI 4K and Ultra-HD Capable

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Dec 27 2012, 3:39pm

Parts 3, 4 and 5 of this “Living with 4K” series covered the various naming conventions and standards regarding 4K and Ultra-HDTV. Part 5 summarized the subject with CEA’s naming the new 3860x2160 displays as Ultra-HD. However, Sony responded by insisting in using also the 4K designation for their future products. Some say: why? I say: no wonder why.

I see no problem in Sony continuing the use of the 4K nomenclature for a true 4K product that came first to market as part of a long effort and dedication of manufacturing quality 4K products since 2005 for professionals and now for consumers, including content, cameras, production equipment, and displays, a coverage from image acquisition to display that no one else was able to match.

If there is a risk of some naming confusion it has been actually brought by...

4K (Ultra HD)

Living with 4K (Part 5) - Which 4K ... DCI 4K, Ultra-HDTV, Ultra-HD, Quad-Full-HD?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Dec 24 2012, 3:34pm

Part 3 of this series addressed the overall issues of naming conventions defined by the various organizations (DCI, ITU, EBU and CEA) regarding 4K and Ultra-HDTV. Part 4 covered the specifics of DCI and ITU naming conventions and standards.

This part 5 covers the specifics of EBU’s (European Broadcasting Union) and CEA’s (Consumer Electronics Association) naming conventions and standards, wrap the subject, and provide an historic perspective of similar naming conventions decisions taken by the CEA in the past.


Ultra-HDTV as defined by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union)...

4K (Ultra HD)

Living with 4K (Part 4) - Which 4K ... DCI 4K, Ultra-HDTV, Ultra-HD, Quad-Full-HD?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Dec 21 2012, 3:24pm

Part 3 of this series addressed the overall issues of naming conventions defined by the various organizations (DCI, ITU, EBU and CEA) regarding 4K and Ultra-HDTV.

This part 4 covers the specifics of the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) and ITU (International Telecommunications Union) naming conventions and standards.

Part 5 will cover...

4K (Ultra HD)

Living with 4K (Part 3) - Which 4K ... DCI 4K, Ultra-HDTV, Ultra-HD, Quad-Full-HD?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Dec 20 2012, 3:07pm

I know, I know, another naming convention mess, and the new Ultra-HD term recently assigned by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) still does not cleanly address the naming issue it intended to resolve for the new high resolution panels, which were widely referred as 4K since 2011 by their manufacturers and by the press.

The short answer is...