JVC GY-LS300 Updates

More information and some new videos have come out in regards to this camera.

This sensor is found to have about 11.5 stops of dynamic range which is not unreasonable although we were hoping for a bit better.  The image so far seems to be pleasing and have potential when properly exposed.

See the following new videos as well as an article about the JVC GY-LS300 from the News Shooter website:

LG’s 2015 OLED Line Up Price Leak

OLED technology along with 4K resolution may very well be the combination that produces the best in-home cinema experience until whatever new technologies dethrone this combination. Unfortunately OLED remains expensive and as we see by the pricing table below the entry price to the 4K OLED world is $4,999.

Model Size Screen Price
77EG9700 77-inch Curved $24,999
55EG9600 55-inch Curved $5,499
65EF9800 65-inch Flat $9,999
65EF9500 65-inch Flat $7,999
55EF9600 55-inch Flat $4,999

New 4K Panasonic Video Camera with Unique Sensor Technology

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We have received two separate reports that Panasonic is announcing a video camera at the 2015 NAB show (April 11-16) that has unique and innovative sensor technology. In particular the innovation is centered around dynamic range. We have to wonder if this is the organic CMOS sensor that Panasonic and Fujifilm have been working on.

Nvidia Has 3 Video Cards with HDMI 2.0

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Apart from the Nvidia Geforce GTX 960, 970, and 980, all other video cards from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel have HDMI 1.4 or less.

This is very significant because HDMI 1.4 can only do 30 frames per second at the 3840×2160 resolution while HDMI 2.0 can do 60 frames per second at 4K resolution.

Additionally, these new HDMI 2.0 video cards also have a H.265 (HEVC) video decoder as opposed to the H.264 video decoder of previous generations.

Please note that Nvidia initially made an error in the specifications for the 970. It’s slightly less powerful than initially represented. There is now a class action lawsuit in regards to this error.

Samsung’s 4K TV Line Up Prices Leaked

Model Size Screen Price (US)
UN88JS9500 88-inch Curved $22,999
UN65JS9500 65-inch Curved $5,999
UN65JS9000 65-inch Curved $4,999
UN55JS9000 55-inch Curved $3,999
UN48JS9000 48-inch Curved $3,499
UN65JS8500 65-inch Flat $3,999
UN55JS8500 55-inch Flat $2,999
UN48JS8500 48-inch Flat $2,499

Our sources have not verified that these prices are accurate yet.

Vizio’s 4K TV Line Up Prices Leaked

Model Size Release Date Price
M80-C3 80-inch June $3,999
M75-C1 75-inch Fall $2,999
M70-C3 70-inch Spring $2,199
M65-C1 65-inch Spring $1,699
M60-C3 60-inch Spring $1,499
M55-C2 55-inch Spring $999
M50-C1 50-inch Spring $899
M43-C1 43-inch Spring $599
Vizio has a reputation of being one of the better discount brands.  There is no indication that the above models will have any innovations in regards to dynamic range but the actual prices should prove competitive and a value compared to the competition.