HDMI 2.1 specification has been announced by the HDMI Forum. It will support Dynamic HDR and 8K resolution at 60 frames per second. But to support these features, new 48G HDMI cables are needed which allows bandwidth up to 48Gbps. Refer to the article below from Digit Trends.
Panasonic has just announced the CZ950, a curved 4K UHD OLED TV built around the company’s Studio Master Drive processor. Thus LG is not longer the solo player in the market. Hopefully, more competitions will drive down the cost of OLED TV. See related article from Digital Trends:
The Blu-ray Disc Association formally completed the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification with a new logo. The Ultra HD Blu-ray will support 4K contents and also support higher color depth. See the following article from Anandtech
See the following overview of DTS:X from Digital Trends:
Are expensive HDMI cable with buying? Digital Trends has asked the expert, the short answer is no. In terms of picture quality, there’s no different.
The UHD Alliance is made up of content creators and distributors, post-production companies, and consumer electronics companies, including Samsung, Sharp, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Dolby Vision, Technicolor, DirecTV, and Netflix. This group will define standards for Ultra High Definition (UHD), from the cameras that capture the scenes, to the screens we watch them on. With all this big names, it looks like things are going to happen, unlike 3D TV. These are the changes in standard we can look out for:
- Wide color gamut
- High dynamic range
- Medium to deliver UHD, e.g. streaming or by UHD Blu-ray
LCD TV is getting better colour thanks to new technology called Quantum Dots. What is it and how does it works, check out the following article from Digit Trends:
The following article from ClarkVision.com is a technical analyze on the Canon 7D Mark II sensor. In the author’s view:
- Sensitivity is improved 14% over the 7D Mark I
- The Canon 7D Mark II is the current top long exposure low light camera in the canon line