HDTVMagazine: Don’t look now, but a production technology known as 4K is emerging that puts high definition television, Blue Ray DVDs and even IMAX to shame.
An “amazing viewing experience” with “wow factor” is how Neal Page, chief executive officer of Inlet Technologies, describes it. And just when you thought that 60-inch HDTV in the den was the ultimate in video entertainment outside of a 10-story IMAX.
Called super high definition (SHD) 4K, the technology is capturing a growing amount of attention in digital cinema production. Microspace, a Raleigh-based company owned by WRAL Local Tech Wire parent Capitol Broadcasting, recently reported an industry first: satellite transmission of a 4K production. Just last month in the Netherlands, SARA Computing and Networking Services unveiled technology for showing a 4K movie.
While 4K is several years away from broad adoption, Page is among those who is excited about what it has to offer. In fact, Page, a pioneer in technology related to digital media from the development of streaming to the complex compression applications Inlet has developed to make HDTV production much more affordable, calls 4K a “quantum leap” over HDTV. (…)