May on 4K: Your 4K smartphone wants to kill your camera and your Blu-ray player
May on 4K: Your 4K smartphone wants to kill your camera
and your Blu-ray player
Yet shadow detail is blisteringly sharp. During demonstrations in Barcelona, which saw a Z2 playing
directly into a Sony 4K TV, the brand revealed TV engineers had contributed to the R&D when it
came to enhancing the Xperia's 4K Triluminos colour fidelity.
Peter Suschitzky, who lensed M.
Is the mobile phone now on a trajectory that will make it a rival to the set top box of the future?
Could the smartphone kill the Blu-ray player?
Not that all 4K cameras will be created equal. "It's so detailed and beautiful." It's probably fair to say
you won't get the same result with a Galaxy S5.
Cinematographers can do things on a 4K shoot that simply are not be possible with lesser
equipment. One scene in the Tom Cruise sci-fi outing Oblivion, which was shot on a Sony F65, has
our hero illuminated by a single candlelight; nothing was fudged for this, there really was only one
candle on set.
Of course, the 4K recording boom isn't going to stop at mobile phones. The contagion will spread to
cameras too. Intriguingly, MHL 3.0 also supports HDCP 2.2 which could imply that a copyright
secure 4K capable smartphone could also simply click the up coming website page become a conduit
for 4K streaming services, and not just 4K camcordering. Until now, STB decoding solutions have
been locked at 2160p30.
This provision will not only change the way 4K can be viewed in the home (if users want to see just
how sharp their footage is they'll need to run it into an external display), but reveal mobile devices
to be a key piece in the 4K content puzzle. Key phones announced at Mobile World Congress quietly
list Ultra HD video recording as part of their ever expanding armoury of features.
4Kameras"Cinematographers can do things on a 4K shoot that simply are not be possible on other
Galaxy Note 3 can already shoot in 3840x2160 Ultra HD
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Footage can be played back into any 4K display using the miniHDMI output or distributed on SD
The simple fact is that Samsung's Galaxy S5 is poised to become the most popular 4K acquisition
device on the planet.
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As an adjunct to its 16MP camera, the Galaxy S5 will shoot 3840 x 2160 video at 30fps, using h.265.
This latest iteration offers a simple direct TV connection fat enough for 2160p30.
But the Samsung Galaxy S6 may be another story". Night Shyamalan's After Earth, was awestruck at
just what could be achieved when shooting 4K in dense jungle.
4K video rendering has been seen as imperative by processor maker Qualcomm for some time now,
and looks set to become a standard feature on high-end phones " and I think this advance could be
Indeed, something very similar was used by Netflix to demo its nascent 4K streaming service to me
at CES 2014. Until now, early 4K shooters like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 were unable to display
their UHD footage directly because limitations of MHL 2.0.
The ZXV10 B803 employs new Broadcom silicon able to decode 2160p60 content using HEVC h.265.
Smartphones hold the 4Key..."The simple fact is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is poised to become the
most popular 4K capture device on Earth."
Typical usage will see home brewed 4K transmitted wirelessly to compatible displays using
Miracast, or over wires using the newly announced MHL 3.0 standard.
This Spanish cameo signals more widespread set top box production is becoming a reality - which in
turn will ultimately open the doors to a Sky 4K TV service, but I digress.
The incoming Sony Xperia Z2 also offers comparable 4K video shooting. There's far more to UHD
than just pixel density, after all.
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Ahead of MWC, LG also got into the act with the G Pro 2, another smartphone to proffer 4K.
In a related development, ZTE also used MWC to show-off a pucker 4K capable TV box.
With MHL you can easily throw videos, games and photos from your phone to a big screen 4K
Although not immediately apparent, the arrival of MHL 3.0 is another vital evolution of the
connected 4K eco-system. The new Panasonic GH4 can also shoot 4K at 2160p30.
Steve May on 4K
The 4K revolution is about to get personal. One of the more extraordinary properties of the new
wave of 4K cinema cameras is their astonishing sensitivity.
4K capture is
becoming very common in the camera world
"I was full of wonder at the way the camera captures the image," he enthused