The HD and 4K Video Storage Issue Facing Churches

October 28, 2016

It is incredible to consider that less than 100 years ago, the original video signals had about 210 lines of resolution, evolving to 512 lines in 1952 with the advent of color television, to the eventual jump to 1920×1080 (pixels instead of lines) for High Definition (HD) video. It’s now possible to get 4K resolution […]

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Distance, Resolution, and the Human Eye: An Exercise in Specifying the Right Display

August 1, 2014

I am amazed at how much traction my last post on 4k vs UHD stimulated.  I have had some great discussions on my arguments in the comments, on LinkedIn, and via email.  They included compliments as well as constructive criticism or some clarifications on some of the finer details.  I love that interaction with readers, especially […]

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4K Resolution and Multi-site Churches

March 27, 2014

In 2003, I stood in front of a room of church leaders at the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention and said: “Churches won’t need to spend the extra money on high definition video for the next five to 10 years.” I positioned my theory that quality NTSC video (SDI in 16:9 format) was more than sufficient […]

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Pixavi’s Explosion-Proof HD Video Collaboration Camera

June 4, 2010

Pixavi introduced an explosion-proof version of the Xcaster 5000 HD camera series. The rugged camera is certified for Zone 1 both for ATEX (Europe) and IECEx (international). Pixavi has applied its advanced intrinsically safe camera technology to enable communication from any Zone 1 or Zone 2 environment on an international level. What’s it for? Well, […]

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Extron Launches HD Video Player

April 27, 2010

Extron introduced a complete line of HD and 2K Video Players for single and multi-channel applications at the 2010 NAB Show last week. The MMP 9500 is an HD MPEG video player that supports ATSC-compliant formats for single or multi-site digital signage applications. The JMP 9600 Two-Channel JPEG2000 Players are ideal for home entertainment applications. […]

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The Very Simple HD Video Player

February 16, 2010

RSF’s LoopDVP HD is a very simple HD video player. There are no input controls, and no scripting is necessary. The video files are simply loaded onto the memory card, and the LoopHD plays them back in an alphanumerical loop. It provides Full HD 1080p playback with up to 25MB/s bit-rate. H264, MPEG4, MPEG2, audio […]

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HaiVision’s New MAKITO Is HD H.264 Video Encoding with Component and DVI Inputs

February 4, 2010

HaiVision launched their latest MAKITO, an HD H.264 encoder that now supports both component analog and DVI inputs.  HaiVision says the MAKITO delivers low latency, full frame rate H.264 encoding of high definition video up to 1080p60, or computer graphics resolutions up to 1280×1024 (SXGA). For more info, to go:

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HD Over Component Video is Dead (Almost)

January 28, 2010

Everyone’s used component video for HD.  Everyone.  In fact, some surveys find that as many of 85 percent of ProAV installations using HD are still being integrated over component video. Who cares? Well, did you know that as of December 31, 2010 analog outputs decrypted (AACS) content will be limited to 480i and 480p (maximum […]

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Olive and THIEL Team Up to Introduce Networked HD Music System

January 18, 2010

Olive Media and loudspeaker maker THIEL Audio have announced the introduction of the Olive+THIEL HD Music System – a multi-room system that’s networked. Combining the Olive 4HD music server with THIEL’s SCS4 IP-based loudspeakers, the Olive+THIEL delivers what they call “high-resolution audio as it’s meant to be heard and anywhere your home network reaches.” What […]

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