Rovi’s DivX presents a free encoding and decoding solution using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265), the successor to H.264, the video compression standard that promises to deliver visual quality equivalent to H.264/AVC with up to 50% bitrate savings.
Category: 4K UHD
4K video recording and playback on a phone is amazing. Here Sony shows and talks about their Qualcomm S801 powered 4K video support on their new flagship Sony Xperia Z2 phone. They also show awesome 4K video playback using MHL 3.0 to a huge Sony 4K TV. Sony also ships a new stereo microphone accessory for higher quality microphone support.
MHL demonstrates the amazing Sony Xperia Z2 with 4K output through MHL 3.0 with HDCP 2.2 content protection (required by Hollywood for 4K playback), then they show a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 reference board with Silicon Image Sil8620 doing MHL 3.0 outputting to a MHL 3.0 Docking Board with the SIlicon Image SiI9394 MHL 3.0-to-HDMI 2.0 bridge IC. What’s also really awesome is they can stream fast data through the USB Host ports on the MHL 3.0 Dock and back through the phone. This is absolutely awesome and I have been waiting for this type of 600mbitps bandwidth on USB Host to be added to MHL, thus potentially using Smartphones as desktops and laptops when docked in desktop docks and laptop docks like the Acer Extend featured in my other MHL 3.0 video about productivity: http://armdevices.net/2014/02/28/mhl-for-productivity-acer-extend-mediatek-mt6592-mhl-optimizations-and-dellroku-mhl-hdmi-sticks/
Here are the cheapest yet 4K displays for sale all over China, now being exported worldwide either under the Konka brand or under third party brands. They sell about 30K 4K displays per month at the moment and mass production of these are ramping up. Those all support HDMI 2 60fps by default. Konka uses the LG and Samsung 4K panels, so the quality is the same in terms of the panel, the CPU and 4K engine is different generating and upscaling perhaps different 4K quality yet, they use for example MStar 4K engine with among other things 4K HEVC decode support.
Panasonic announces their upcoming 4K mirrorless camera, successor to the GH3 (which is being used to film all videos on http://ARMdevices.net in the past year since CES 2013), it’ll use a new ultra fast SD Card system to record 4K video at up to 200mbit per second.
- Panasonic Brings 4K to Mirrorless Cameras (mashable.com)
- Panasonic Lumix GH4 Priced At €1,499 On Dutch Retailer’s Website (ubergizmo.com)
- Panasonic to debut 4k GH4 camera CSC at Photography Show (technewsworlds.wordpress.com)
- Panasonic GH 4K Coming Late February with a $2,000 (or Less) Price Tag (news.softpedia.com)
- Panasonic’s Upcoming GH Mirrorless Camera Will Have 4K Video Recording (ubergizmo.com)
- CES 2014: Here’s What Panasonic Lumix GH 4K Looks Like (news.softpedia.com)
- Panasonic’s DMC-GH4 is first interchangeable lens mirrorless camera to shoot 4K video (gizmag.com)
LG makes 4k TVS anywhere in the ballpark of 49″ to 105″. LG TV’s have upscaling technology so that HD videos can be watched in 4k. LG plans to release the 49″ 4k television during 2014 at unspecified date with no announced price. Netflix plans to offer 4k movie streaming and the LG TVS will be compatible with it.
MHL launches MHL 3.0 with 6gbit/s bandwidth to support 4K 2160p30 video output from a phone, simultaneous up to 40mbitps data channel for USB 2.0 host (for example USB hard drives), new RCP commands, HID support for touchscreens, keyboard and mice, now charging with up to 10W of power, HDCP 2.2, 7.1 surround sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, connector agnostic (uses as few as five pins), support for simultaneous up to 4 displays on one MHL 3 output while being backward compatible with MHL 1 and MHL 2. Thus far, more than 200 companies have shipped over 300 MHL compatible devices in phones, tablets, TVs, accessories and more, shipped in more than 400 million devices on the market thus far since MHL 1 launched in 2010.
DisplayLink DL-5500 USB 3.0 chipset supports 4K output over USB 3.0.
Panasonic shows their 4K wearable camera that attaches to your head. The wearable camera is waterproof at 6 feet and dust resistant. Panasonic HX-A100 is the 1080p version of the camera available now for 199 USD with the 4K version to be available later this year. The wearable camera can be controlled through a smartphone or tablet. The Panasonic presenter is Cassandra Bodzak and here is her YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/gosweetandskinny
RCA to release competitively priced 4K TVs to the US market.