Subject: General Tech | October 14, 2015 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: 8k, Canon, 7680x4320
Canon is showing off some impressive kit at its Global Expo 2015 in Paris, a camera which records in 8k resolution along with displays capable of the same impressive pixel count of 7680x4320. None of these products are close to being released but do show what the next generation of video technology holds for us. It is probably good that we won't have these cameras soon, you don't want to see any of the crew here at that level of detail. It is of course impossible to show off just how beautiful the video The Inquirer saw on lesser monitors such as we mortals possess but it is still worth popping over for a peek.
"CANON has shown off its latest range of ultra-high definition imaging technologies, including 8K cameras, displays and projector demonstrations."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- You know when you spill your drink but keep on dancing anyway? That's totally Intel right now @ The Register
- Lexar outs cards across SD, XQD and CFast with sizes up to 512GB and USB-C @ The Inquirer
- In 2015, your Windows PC can be owned by opening a spreadsheet @ The Register
- How to Convert Videos in Linux Using the Command Line @ Linux.com
- Google Web History - Everything You Need to Know @ Hardware Secrets
Subject: General Tech | May 7, 2014 - 02:01 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: quad crossfire, gpu, dual graphics, Crysis 3, 8k, 4k
We’ve seen what happens when you put two monstrous graphics cards together with Ryan’s look at a R9 295X2 CrossFire setup and now here’s something that would challenge even that: Crysis 3 at 8K resolution!
An enthusiast called "K-putt" has created a hack to allow the 8k setting, and his Flikr gallery has full-res versions of the screenshots. (Be warned - they're HUGE files!) While this likely isn’t practical even with a quadfire setup like we had for those tests (K-putt was only getting 2 FPS with his single-card setup), it’s still very nice to look at!
The original Crysis became famous as the game that would bring any system to its knees, and now any game can really challenge a system just by adding a 4K monitor. With prices coming down to the sub-$700 range already it won’t be long until a multi-4K monitor setup will actually become feasible.
Here's what comes up under "4k monitor" on Amazon today:
Prices are dropping! Just be warned: Before attempting anything like this you’d better have the GPU horsepower or it’ll just be a (very pretty) slideshow!
Subject: General Tech | April 30, 2012 - 09:46 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: UHD, tv, plasma, Panasonic, nhk, 8k, ultra hdtv
Over the weekend I saw a post over at Tom’s Hardware that made my jaw drop. Panasonic and Japanese TV broadcaster NHK have managed to create a 145” plasma with an 8K resolution(!). The massive television’s 7,680 x 4,320 pixel resolution conforms to the Ultra High Definition specification.
Other specifications of the TV include an RGB vertical stripe phosphor array, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, and 60Hz refresh rate. Pixel pitch is .417mm horizontal and .417mm vertical. In a video demonstration by DigInfo (seen below), the companies reported that the TV uses a new method for updating the pixels that eliminates flickering. Such flicker would be caused by the TV updating the picture at 60Hz and having to update 4,320 vertical lines of pixels! Panasonic has developed a new way of driving the pixels that scans and updates multiple lines in each frame at a time.
Panasonic will be showing off the 8K plasma at the SID International Symposium from June 3 to June 8, and Institute of Technology from May 24 to May 27. Consumers have heavily invested in 1080p televisions and now 4K is starting to be common on the content side of things. This 8K resolution is a neat proof of concept but it will likely be quite a while before content creators move to recording in 8K and consumers get their hands on it. Even so, that doesn’t stop me from drooling over this TV (and dreading how much the video card that can drive such a display at native resolution will cost)!