Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification Complete: 3840×2160 and HDR

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The Blu-ray Disc Association has finalized the specification for Ultra HD Blu-ray which supports up to a 3840×2160 resolution and extended dynamic range (HDR), amongst other things.

Disc based media has been predicted to by dying off, but this move certainly will prolong the life span.  Digital Rights Management has yet to be clarified.  These discs are to have capacities of 66 or 100GB.

 

JVC DLA-X500R 4k Projector

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4K Projects will remain expensive for a while yet to come, but the prices have already began their decline. This project is no exception at around $5,000, and yet at that price it’s significantly cheaper than most of the competition. What’s the catch? It’s not true 4K. It uses the so called e-shift3 technology to combine three 1080p elements together into a single, uniform image.

JVC’s DLA-X500R projector has a resolution of 3840×2160 at 60p (and less) or 4096×2160 at 24p.

See hometheatrereview for their indepth review of this projector.

First Raw Still from the AXIOM Beta

apertus is the open source cinema group whose stated goal is:

to create a variety of powerful, free (in terms of liberty) and open cinema tools that we as filmmakers love to use.

apertus have partnered with the good folks from Magic Lantern who are known for their modifications to Canon DSLR’s firmware to liberate new features (such as raw video, amongst other revolutionary changes).

AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and the crowd funding backers get access to it before anybody else does.

AXIOM Beta is a 4K Raw camera available in a few different configurations.

Progress is being made and now the first image date has been captured from the sensor:

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To read more about this, read apertus’s blog post: Axiom Beta: Hello World