4K refers to a high resolutions picture formats of either 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels. The current high resolution standards is 1080(1920×1080), but 4K is four times that of full HD resolution. As anticipated, it’s expected to have a huge advantages over conventional SD and HD production and a potential opportunity, both for broadcast and many multimedia services.
The use of 4K technology by production organization is rapidly expanding and it’s already being employed in a commercial digital cinema. Many media organizations have already initiated experimental production and services.
4K Ultra HD is awaiting implementation into the home theater environment, using the 3840 x 2160 pixel option through receivers that’s capable of 4K transition and 4K Video upscale. For example, Samsung reveals its new 4K HDTV and Netflix hopes to add 4K streaming capabilities within the next two years.
Hype or not, we are pretty much clear that there’s a technical push afoot. But, you just can’t make consumers to part with a much expensive UHD TV to replace their current HD TV, it requires a great deal of persuasive professionalism and a big commercial success.
What makes 4K Ultra HDTV significant is that it has the much higher resolution than the conventional HDTV and even with the use of larger TV screen sizes, it provides much more detailed and even better looking image for those larger screen sizes. 4K provides a more enhancive viewing experience, just imagine a wide-broad view of wildlife in your living room as well as the most comprehensive action of a sport game like football.
BENEFIT TO MEDIA AND CONSUMERS
4K UHDTV can yield huge advantages to the broadcasting and media companies, they can establish services to a whole new level and differentiate their existing services.
4K provides modernized and enhanced quality of content delivered to massive screen and has the potential to deliver almost as much depth as 3D – without the need for glasses. However, the implementation of 4K Ultra HD won’t result your TV in an obsolete state, and the current HDTV will not be abandoned anytime soon.
WHAT’S BEYOUND 4K & ULTRA HD?
8K. Yeah, it’s beyond 4K. It provides 16 times the resolution of full HDTV (1920×1080 pixels) and produces a stunning 7,680 x 4320 resolution which is almost equivalent to IMAX resolution.
HEALTH CONCERNS & CONCLUSION
There’s health concerns for Ultra HDTV. The Japanese public broadcaster, NHK, said that U HDTV may not be ideal for consumer use. At close range, the fast moving pictures of an Ultra HD signal on a minimum 60 inches screen may cause nausea for its viewers. Ultra HDTV requires 60 FPS to display images at high-speed and viewers may not be able to process movement at this speed, causing confusion and nausea.
Regardless of this health concern, 4K UHDTV is a very promising new opportunity for many organizations, especially for broadcasters. Also, for consumers to acquire an ultimate viewing experience.