A Holly Jolly Holiday SDVoE LIVE! + HDR and 8K Explained

February 2, 2021

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST I don’t really know what I expected from the SDVoE LIVE! Holiday Special, but I can tell you that I definitely did not expect to see Justin Kennington come right out of the gate in a vest and red velvet slippers. Matt Dodd said Kennington looked like Rupert Bear. No […]

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Roland V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher Includes 4K

February 6, 2019

Roland Professional A/V is introducing the V-600UHD Multi-Format Video Switcher, adding 4K (10-bit Color Depth, 260Hz 4:4:4) and scaling all inputs from 1080p to 4K. The V-600UHD includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, supports BT.2020, the highest-specification Wide Color Gamut (WCG) as well as the RGB and BT.709 standards. The V-600UHD’s four HDMI 2.0 and […]

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Consumer 4K Products Now Number Over 100 Million

December 11, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K UHD continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HDTV sets, according to the latest market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. “This year, we’re expecting annual 4K UHD TV shipments to power past 100 million units,” says Tristan […]

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JVC Debuts Line of 4K HDR LCD Monitors

April 9, 2018

JVC Professional Video today announced two new series of studio LCD monitors for 4K workflows. Available in two models, the DT‑U series provides native 4K resolution with 10-bit color depth and HDR compatibility. Dubbed the DT‑G series, all of them handle 4K and 2K sources. The 28-inch DT-U28U and 31.5-inch DT-U31U feature native 4K LCD panels with 3840×2160 resolution, […]

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VESA Defines New Standard to Help Speed PC Industry Adoption of HDR in Laptop and Desktop Monitors

December 11, 2017

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced it has defined the display industry’s first fully open standard specifying high dynamic range (HDR) quality, including luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time, through the release of a test specification. The new VESA High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR) initially addresses the needs of laptop displays and PC desktop monitors […]

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Savant Debuts AV-Over-IP Product Line

November 27, 2017

Savant just debuted an AV-over-IP line aimed at the home entertainment market. Savant says its new switching platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video (10-bit color) distribution over IP with “zero frame latency.” It uses a 10GbE switch, enabling high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity throughout the project and allows installations of from two to 128 zones. New products […]

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HDR Is the Key to 4K Marketing and Branding Success With AV Manufacturers

November 14, 2017

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth. The quantity of 4K UHD content that is being created is also growing, but there is limited delivery of it to consumers, finds Futuresource Consulting in its latest 4K UHD Consumer Market Tracking report. Futuresource forecasts that […]

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LED, LED, LED. Three LED Features That Will Change Signage.

November 6, 2017

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST – PAID BY SAMSUNG There’s no question that just adding a digital sign to a retail store or a building’s entrance doesn’t catch anyone’s attention any more. Everyone’s got them now. So, how do you stand out? LED are quickly emerging as a go-to source in the battle for customer […]

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Atlona Ships HDR-Capable 4K HDMI-Over-HDBaseT Extender

November 6, 2017

Atlona is shipping its AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS transmitter/receiver kit. Designed for both residential and commercial applications, it’s designed to extend 4K/UHD HDMI signals over HDBaseT with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats. The HDR-EX-70-2PS extends 4K HDR by combining latency-free, visually lossless (meaning it’s compressed but they say you can’t tell) compression with HDBaseT. Transporting signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma […]

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Altia Systems Just Blew Us Away By Adding HDR to 180° Panoramic-4K USB Video Camera System

September 27, 2017

Altia Systems, creators of PanaCast 2 180° 4K Plug-and-Play video camera system, today launched PanaCast Vivid, a newly-developed real-time HDR (high dynamic range) technology being delivered as a fully integrated high performance engine running in the PanaCast Video Processor within the PanaCast 2 camera system, which automatically and continuously improves video quality under varying light conditions to enhance participants’ […]

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Covid Adds Two New HDMI 2.0 Cables

September 12, 2017

Covid has announced the addition of two new HDMI 2.0 cables. Both support HDMI High Dynamic Range (HDR) up to 18Gbps and 4K@60Hz resolution and color. The P-HDFH-DC2 Active Optical cable is a plenum-rated, flexible cable offering a 5-millimeter bend radius. Because this cable is constructed using fiber optics, it can be offered in much […]

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Atlona Ships 4K HDR-Capable HDMI Audio De-Embedder and Downmixer

July 18, 2017

Atlona is now shipping its new AT-HDR-M2C audio converter. Designed for commercial or residential playback of multi-channel source content via displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems, the AT-HDR-M2C extracts, decodes, and downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby and DTS audio from HDMI sources. The AT-HDR-M2C delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. It also simultaneously passes through the HDMI input with no downmixing. The successor to Atlona’s popular AT-HD-M2C and AT-UHD-M2C-BAL, the AT-HDR-M2C […]

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Atlona to Expand OmniStream AV-over-IP Capabilities 

July 12, 2017

Atlona has announced a firmware update to its OmniStream AV-over-IP platform that will add 4K and HDR compatibility, video wall processing, HDCP 2.2 compliance and AES67 audio over IP interoperability.Topping the list of new features is the addition of encoding and decoding of UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) chroma sub-sampling. This feature will be available as an optional licensed upgrade for the OmniStream 111 (AT-OMNI-111) single-channel […]

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Samsung’s New LEDs Are HDR

June 5, 2017

If Samsung’s vision for LED Signage comes to fruition, we’ll see a lot more displays in creative places in the near-future. And, their new IF Series is the industry’s first with HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology thus, it boasts a 1600 nit break brightness spec. As you’ve no doubt seen, most LED displays struggle to […]

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Key Digital Intros HDMI Switchers

May 10, 2017

Key Digital introduces the KD-PRO2x1 and KD-PRO4x1 HDMI switchers with 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 chroma sub-sampling and features a TMDS bandwidth of 18 Gbps. KD-PRO2x1 is a two-input, one-output HDMI switcher and the KD-PRO4x1 is a four-input and one-output HDMI switcher. Both feature audio de-embedding of analog L/R balanced/unbalanced and digital coaxial audio and are HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) capable. Deep Color is supported with ranges up […]

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Atlona Brings New HDR-Compatible 4K AV Devices to Market

April 21, 2017

Atlona’s new 4K capable JunoX Series switcher and two Rondo Series video distribution amplifiers are shipping. All three products support 4K/UHD (up to 3840×2400) video @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling (8-bit color) and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps. The JunoX Series (AT-JUNO-451) is a 4×1 HDMI switcher that meets the HDMI 2.0a specification, and passes metadata for HDR content. In addition, its HDCP 2.2 compliant, supports HDMI Audio Return Channel and includes a […]

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Key Digital Launches HDMI Matrix Switchers with HDBaseT Output and Support of HDCP 2.2, UHD/4K

April 12, 2017

Key Digital just introduced the KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC matrix switchers with KD-XSWRx extenders. These matrix switchers are compliant with HDCP2.2 standards and support resolutions up to 4096×2160 @24fps (4:4:4 chroma sampling). With KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC every input can be routed to a separate output set which consists of an HDMI and an HDBaseT output, both of which can be simultaneously active and mirror each other’s output, […]

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Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability For BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV Line 

March 14, 2017

Sony Electronics announced pre-sales begin today on its XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV line up from authorized Sony dealers. The BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV (3840×2160 resolution) will be available in stores beginning in April 2017 and will be on display starting today at Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology located in New York. The XBR-A1E is an […]

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Extron’s Existing XTP II CrossPoint Series Is World’s First AV Platform to Support HDMI 2.1

March 7, 2017

Extron’s XTP II CrossPoint Series is currently the only AV technology platform in the industry to support the recently announced HDMI 2.1 specification, as well as DisplayPort 1.4. Extron says that it’s because of its 50 Gbps digital backplane — so no upgrades of existing installs are required. The XTP II already supports the HDMI […]

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Extron Gives Away the Best Educational Resource on HDR Ever

January 12, 2017

With 4K becoming the next big thing in projection and already big in consumer TVs, mastering the impact of HDR (High Dynamic Range) isn’t going to be an option — your clients will want to know (and it will become an amazing sales tool). But do you even understand it? When  HDR is added to […]

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Sony Launches VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

January 9, 2017

Sony Electronics announced today the VPL-VZ1000ES ultra-short throw 4K HDR home theater projector. Sony’s latest is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible, native 4K resolution (4096×2160) laser-phosphor-based light source projector that can be positioned as little as 6 inches away from the wall and project a 100 inch image (measured diagonally in 16:9.). The VPL-VZ1000ES is […]

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Zappiti Intros 4K HDR Media Player

December 21, 2016

Zappiti has just launched three new models in its 4K HDR range: the Mini 4K HDR compact set-top box, the One 4K HDR media player with a hot swap internal SATA HDD 3.5” rack drives, and Duo 4K HDR media player with a hot swap internal SATA HDD 3.5″ dual rack for a total capacity […]

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Atomos Adds HDR to New OS Release

November 28, 2016

Timed with the recent announcement by YouTube for HDR delivery, Atomos announces a new OS update to further broaden HDR compatibility. The AtomHDR technology upgrade is across the Inferno, Flame and Blade Series Pro Monitor/Recorders and gives users with a Log output from their camera 10.2 stops of dynamic range, along with their patented HDR […]

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A New Way to Create Projected HDR?

October 13, 2016

With High Dynamic Range (HDR) TVs offering 600 to 1000 cd/m² of peak luminance and various levels of black, many are concerned that the experience in the cinema is starting to lag behind the home experience. IMAX and Dolby offer HDR cinematic experiences, but a solution for mainstream theaters is needed, too. But a new […]

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Atomos Ships Shogun Inferno, Adds New Features

September 9, 2016

Atomos is shipping its Shogun Inferno this month, as well as announcing a set of new features, including Arri and Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ and HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens and wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. Updates include: Arri raw: The 16:9 and 4:3 raw formats can […]

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Atlona Intros 4K AV Extender with HDR

September 7, 2016

Atlona is introducing the Centum Series AT-CENT-301-CEA, a 4K AV extender with HDR (high dynamic range)that delivers 4K/UHD video @ 60 Hz (or 60FPS) with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps up to 330 feet. The AT-CENT-301-CEA is HDCP 2.2 compliant and provides HDMI transmission up to 330 feet (100 […]

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Legrand Ships HDMI Cables Supporting 4K, HDR

August 10, 2016

Legrand is introducing Premium High Speed HDMI cables with Ethernet, the company’s first that offer full support of 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR). Legrand’s eight-piece offering includes two white slim line cables, the AC3MP1-WH (one-meter length) and AC3MP2-WH (two-meter length), which are ideal for discreet installations, such as wall-mounted monitors, as they maintain the […]

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Hitachi Adds HDR to Broadcast Camera Lines

June 23, 2016

Hitachi Kokusai has added High Dynamic Range (HDR) to its Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K and HDTV broadcast cameras. As part of a special, limited-time promotion, any new Hitachi camera purchase made before September 30, 2016 will include the HDR feature at no additional charge. HDR, which will be part of the emerging ATSC 3.0 […]

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Epson Debuts a Wireless 4K HDR Projector for Under $3,000

June 21, 2016

Epson today announced two new home theater projectors, including the world’s first WirelessHD projector with 4K content support. The Home Cinema 5040UB and wireless Home Cinema 5040UBe feature 4K display capability (the projectors are native 1920×1080 but shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840 x 2160) and high dynamic […]

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Epson Launches New Pro Cinema Projectors With 4K HDR Support

June 21, 2016

Epson today announced their new flagship home projector in the form of the Pro Cinema 6040UB and Pro Cinema 4040 featuring the company’s 4K Enhancement Technology (these projectors are native 1920×1080 but they shift each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution to 3840×2160) thus they accept a 4K input signal and display […]

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Sony Adds HDR to Its 4K VPL-VW365ES Projector

April 27, 2016

Sony Electronics announced today that it is bringing HDR capability to its 4K VPL-VW365ES home theater projector in May, and that current owners will be able to add the feature with a firmware update. Introduced at CEDIA 2015, the VPL-VW365ES is the third Sony home cinema projector, after the VPL-VW5000ES and VPL-VW665ES, to support the […]

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HDR and WCG for ProAV?

February 2, 2016

Anyone in the ProAV markets needs to also track what is going on in the consumer electronics world – especially what happens at CES each year. There were many important developments in virtual and augmented reality, wearables, PCs, projection, connectivity and more. I spent my time focused on another hop topic related mostly to TVs […]

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