Sharp’s 8K but not 8K TV

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Sharp has added a subpixel to its 4K TV to increase the resolution.

This 80 inch TV is expected to sell for around $13,000.  And well it isn’t 8K it definitely has more resolution than 4K.

Given that this is a yellow subpixel to go along with the standard red, green, and blue array, the color should be improved as well.

Further 4K and 8K Developments from Panasonic

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An ePHOTOzine article titled Panasonic Developing 4K And 8K Technology has an interesting quote about Panasonic’s Plans:

During Monday’s announcement of the new Panasonic Lumix G7, which features 4K video and 4K photo features, Panasonic announced plans for future 4K and 8K video and photo features, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, as well as the ability to take 33 megapixel still images from 8K video footage. They say they are planning to have this technology ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. No further information was given at the time.

8K Video From Nikon D800 by Using Quicklapse

Quicklapse is a way of extending the burst shooting rates that digital cameras have (like 4 or 5 shots per second) by using software to generate the frames in between. There are of course limitations to this technique and the type of subject matter that it works for.

Sanchez & Olaso, who specialize in architecture motion photography, have released the following example of their 8K video with the aforementioned quicklapse technique:

See the Sanchez & Olaso website and their blog post titled Behind the scenes – Capturing 8K Video at Son Brull hotel for more information.