Interesting New 4K Video Camera From Panasonic Coming

Do you remember AG-DVX100? As a DV camera capable of film-like shooting with Cine-like gamma and a 24p mode, a groundbreaking camera in the industry. I am proud to say that it was a big hit for us, and it has been widely used and loved by customers around the world for over ten years.

Now, in a world where 4K shooting is fast becoming the norm, we’ve decided to go for a new breakthrough, and try to create another disruption in the industry and hit like the DVX100. I hope you’ll come to the Panasonic booth at NAB and see what we have in mind.

— Kunihiko Miyagi (Director of Professional Imaging for Panasonic)

V-Nova’s Perseus 4K Streaming Technology Shows Promise

The BBC has recently released an article titled V-Nova streaming tech produces 4K compression ‘worth watching’ that is an important development in the adoption of all things 4K.  V-Nova is stating that they can stream 4K in 7-8Mbps as compared to the 12-16Mbps that Netflix presently uses for 4K.  V-Nova also has some big names behind it like Intel and Sky which is a good sign for 4K.

Understanding HDCP 2.2

Crutchfield has a useful article titled HDCP 2.2 copy protection and 4K Ultra HD TV: What you need to know if you’re buying a TV or home theater receiver that provides this salient warning:

With the popularity of 4K TVs, you’ll be seeing loads of new 4K source components in the next few years: 4K Blu-ray players and media players for sure, and eventually, 4K-capable satellite and cable TV receivers, too. Every one of those components will have HDCP 2.2 copy prevention. If you attempt to connect one of them to a 4K TV that doesn’t support HDCP 2.2, you won’t see a 4K picture. That’s the sad truth whether the content is streamed or downloaded from the web, or played from a disc.