Category: 4K UHD

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Charbax on Camel in Marrakech Desert

Posted by Charbax – December 10, 2014

I take the Camel across the desert outside of Marrakech Morocco, here are two video samples filmed in 4K using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3

4K sample filmed with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputting 4K using MHL 3

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2014

This video was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that records 4K video, this is the built-in 4K encode at 50mbitps, using the built-in microphone. Perhaps there is some good Bluetooth Microphone system that could be used for lapel-microphone and for handheld microphone, perhaps also a good shotgun microphone. Let me know in the comments if you know any good of these that could be used with 4K smartphones to record highest quality audio. I also would like to upgrade my camera on the steadicam to 4K, I like the idea of perhaps trying out the Samsung NX1 that can encode 4K in H265 at 40mbitps, or perhaps I'll wait for some other high performance 4K H265 camera, the idea being for the 4K footage to be compressed well enough in the camera so that the videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly. It seems though that http://youtube.com/editor doesn't support 4K rendering yet (meaning that when someone tries to join/split 4K videos with YouTube editor, it outputs only a 1080p maximum file? Can someone please report this to Google? Otherwise perhaps there would be a camera to offer native 4K H265 in-camera basic join/split editing, perhaps even also with support to automatically add intros, outros, overlay transparent watermark branding (even animated watermark branding). Dual SD card recording for backup (when SD cards break, which has happened too often for me).

650 million MHL devices shipped. MHL 3 delivers 4K to tens of millions of consumers

Posted by Charbax – December 1, 2014

More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!

$99 MeLE X1000 4K: Realtek 1195 4K Cortex-A7 2.5” HDD Android Media Player

Posted by Charbax – November 28, 2014

The first android media player based on ARM SoC from Realtek. It inherits legacy of powerful multimedia decode capability, NFS, SAMBA, and NAS from Realtek’s MIPS based SoC. Both 4K H.264 and H.265 supported, 2.5’’ SATA HDD up to 3TB. It supports most of the popular video and audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA 7.1 surrounding sound.

You can contact MeLE here:
Mason Tong, Sales Director
mason.tong@mele.cn
Mobile: +86-132 6816 6362
Isaac Long, Sales Manager, Brand Developement for oversea market
sale5@mele.cn
Mobile: +86 186 7551 2024
Skype: isaac_520320
Leo Owyang, Account Manager, OEM & ODM brand for oversea market
sales13@mele.cn
Mobile: +86 159 8952 0320
Skype: leo4176
http://en.mele.cn
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/715968
http://www.amazon.com/shops/MeLEofficialstore

$60 RK3288 Stick, $115 A80 Box, $63 S812 Box by Sunchip

Posted by Charbax – October 28, 2014

Sunchip presents their latest Rockchip RK3288 HDMI Stick, Allwinner A80 Set-top-box, AmLogic S812 Set-top-box and more. Minimum orders are 500. Android 5.0 Lollipop and Chrome OS are going to be supported on most of these boxes too.

You can contact Sunchip here:
Shenzhen Sunchip Technology Co., Ltd
Kobe Chen, Sales Manager
kobe@sunchip-tech.com
Mobile: +86 13751103656
Phone: +86 755 26733959
Skype: Kobechen6132
QQ: 1191324838
http://www.sunchip-tech.com

Hisense Announcing New ULED Display Technology, 4K TVs, Curved TVs and more

Posted by Kevin Sadria – October 22, 2014

Hisense is a company based in Qingdao China that makes home-used appliances like TVs, refrigerators and other. Here at Shenzhen Electronics Fair they are showing their latest Smart TVs. They are launching their new display technology called ULED. Hisense use their scene engine technology, the chinese company suggest to have the same picture quality/performance like an OLED TV device. They call it ULED and its basically a LCD-LED backlight display with some improvements to match the OLED display technology. Hisense's TVs have their own software and hardware built-in to make the TV smart. The software is some kind of customized operating system similar to android or built over Linux that offers many potentials for home entertainment. Their TVs come in different diagonal sizes and different colors. Some have touchscreen or hand gestures control options and soon a curved TV will be available from Hisense.

Contact Hisense here:

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4K and Wearables Industry overview by Paul Gray of DisplaySearch

Posted by Charbax – October 21, 2014

Paul Gray is director of European research for NPD DisplaySearch. In addition to TVs, he also covers wearable devices, digital broadcast, and semiconductor technology. He is heavily involved in analysis and forecasting of wearable devices, connected TV, and 4K Ultra HD. Gray has more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing, and product management. His work includes forecasting, product strategy, investment, and R&D decisions. He is also involved in consulting and conferences, and he has been cited as an expert in Nikkei, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Financial Times, Korea Herald, and other publications.
Before joining NPD DisplaySearch, Paul worked at NXP Semiconductors as a market intelligence manager and also as a semiconductor product manager. Before NXP, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Display Components (later LG.Philips Displays), including director and international account manager in both Asia and Europe. Paul began his career as a production shift leader in a CRT factory.

My video with Paul Gray from a couple of years ago

Allwinner Nobel64 Board, Octa-core H8 for OTT Boxes, Octa-core A83 for HD Tablets

Posted by Charbax – October 14, 2014

Allwinner presents the 1st 64-bit Board: Nobel64 Board:
The Nobel64 Board is a dev board based on Allwinner's first 64-bit quad-core processor, which is also the first 64-bit dev board based on application processors from Chinese design houses. Allwinner claims it has industry-leading system performance and ultra-high system integration, they present their Nobel64 Board as suitable for development projects such as tablets, OTT boxes, notebooks, digital signage and AIOs and more.

Octa-Core A83 for HD Tablets:
Based on TSMC's 28nm HPC process, Allwinner A83T is designed to be a high performance and an extremely power-efficient Octa-core processor. For that reason, A83T packs eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at around 2.0GHz, and Allwinner says that it implements the advanced big.LITTLE architecture to maximize the battery life. Imaginations Technology's PowerVR GPU is also combined in A83T to deliver balanced graphic processing performance and power consumption. Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner's next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner's latest achievements in display technology, for delivering higher image quality with higher resolutions. The first Octa-core tablet sporting Allwinner A83T is to hit in Q4 2014.

Octa-core H8 for Set-top-Boxes:
Allwinner also shows their new Octa-core H8 SoC for high-end gaming and video OTT box markets at the HongKong Electronics Fair. Based on TSMC’s 28nm HPC process, this new SoC delivers high system performance with low heat, enabling ODM/OEM manufacturers to produce Octa-core OTT boxes at competitive BOM costs.

According to Allwinner, the H8 octa-core delivers:
· High-speed high performance computing system
· Premium multimedia features
· Video output system
· High system integration

Allwinner Nobel64 Board

$30 Realtek RTD1195 4K Set-top-box by Bluetimes, $50 RK3288 HDMI Stick (Mini Box) samples available

Posted by Charbax – October 12, 2014

Shenzhen Bluetimes Technology Co Ltd presents their latest Set-top-boxes (contact below for samples) such as Realtek RTD1195 ($30-$60 depending on designs for samples), Rockchip RK3288 ($50 samples in HDMI Stick), AmLogic M802 ($79 on Bluetimes B2C websites (2)) and Allwinner A80 Set-top-boxes (samples to be available for $80 next month).

You can contact Bluetimes here to enquire about distribution and to buy samples of these (please only contact them if you are a serious potential distributor):
Selina Song, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 15889676443
Phone: +86 755 27319033 ext: 8012
sales2@ebluetimes.com
skype: ebluetimes-sales2
http://ebluetimes.com

DVB Chairman Phil Laven bringing 4K DVB-UHDTV through DVB-S2X

Posted by Charbax – October 8, 2014

Developing DVB-S Satellite, DVB-C Cable and DVB-T Terrestrial open, interoperable, and market driven Broadcasting standards for the world to use, The DVB Project is an Alliance of about 200 companies, originally of European origin but now worldwide. Its objective is to agree on specifications for digital media delivery systems, including broadcasting. It is an open, private sector initiative with an annual membership fee, governed by a Memorandum of Understanding.