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it is only just getting to the home being used in HD STBs and built into some TVs) reaching its limits such that H265 published early 2013 has already started to be tested with its 13 levels, 6 of which support 4K and is said to double the data compression compared to H.264 at the same level of video quality. a minimum 60″ screen could cause nausea and confusion for its viewers! To get the huge amounts of video data to the home, (a 15 second clip in mp4 of mobile and calendar gives a 57Mbytes file whilst a clip in 4K gives a file of 1.2Gbytes) compression will most probably be required – H264 with 2 of the 17 levels available to support 4K is already (even though In the meantime the Hamlet range caters for those requiring current HD formats of 3G, HD and SD SDi and backwards compatibility for component and composite video signals – plus embedded, AES/EBU and analogue audio with Dolby and Loudness features. The latest edition to our range, the DigiTek DT900 and the DigiScope DS900G which was awarded the highest honour of a Star Award at IBC in recognition of its technological innovation, join the award winning DigiScope DS900, MicroFlex and VidScope. Hamlet, the inventors of on-screen test and measurement, strive to provide instruments for real world operations of programme production and front line maintenance. 4K and 8K solutions are being developed enabling our users to attain excellence in their vision and audio for years into the future! So bear in mind that 4K with its double the number of line and pixels will give the viewer a far better picture viewing experience, but due to the large bandwidths required to move the data around will cause infrastructures to be severely stressed if not upgraded, so monitoring waveforms and eye diagrams for timing will become even more important to the broadcaster. Powerful PCs with the new interfaces and huge amounts of storage will be required for file based manipulations of the video with much analysis of conformance to all the colour space and gamut requirements especially if being recorded in 4K and transmitted down to HD and SD. The home viewer will potentially also need a large outlay for the fibre to the home connection TV and STB. Especially with 8k already being trialled, will 4K meet the same fate as 3D? Atomos aim to make some part of your video production easier to do, or take less time to accomplish by providing you with tools you can rely on to help you do your job. DISCOVER SMART PRODUCTION TV-Bay_Atomos_Issue083_Nov2013_HP1.indd 1 07/11/2013 12:14:36