Ultra HD Explained: 3rd revised edition 2018

uhdexplained062018Everyone is talking about Ultra HD: The pace of technological development is speeding up continuously, and the expectations of markets and consumers keep rising – which, of course, includes Ultra HD. Driven by shortened incubation periods and ever-decreasing intervals between the presentation of new products, consumers are experiencing a genuine barrage of innovation, compared to the introduction of HDTV a little over ten years ago. The effects, however, are limited so far.

This is due, for one, to the modest quantity of available content and sources, a direct consequence of the high demands that Ultra HD productions place on television broadcasters and movie studios. Moreover, Ultra HD is also a very demanding standard with regard to the standardization of devices, interfaces, and transmission methods. This becomes clear when we look at the number of technical abbreviations and the variety of logos, which are actually meant to provide guidance to the consumer.

That’s where Ultra HD Explained comes in: There is plenty of need to explain Ultra HD. We are addressing primarily tech-minded consumers, but we would also like to inform professionals comprehensively about the state of the art in Ultra HD development and about the prospects for ultra-high definition television.