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Amazon Studios to Film 2014 Originals in 4K Ultra HD

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Amazon has announced that it will film all of their 2014 original series, including any new pilots, in 4K Ultra HD. 4K is the latest and most advanced in high definition video, utilizing displays with an aspect ratio of at least 16:9 and capable of showcasing video at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels or 8.3 million pixels.

2014 CES to Feature Latest Advancements in Ultra HD Technology

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The next generation of television takes center stage at the 2014 International CES where the latest advancements in Ultra High-Definition (Ultra HD) technology will be showcased via exhibits and new conference programming. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) , the 2014 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and is scheduled for January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NanoTech Entertainment Acquires 4K Ultra HD Film Scanners

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NanoTech Entertainment announced the acquisition of two Director Ultra HD 4K motion picture film-scanning systems from Lasergraphics. After an extensive selection process that included all of the leading scanner manufacturers, Lasergraphics’ The Director was selected as the scanner of choice for 4K Studios new facilities in San Francisco.

Sony Announces New 4K Projectors

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Sony has just announced three new SXRD projectors at CEDIA 2013 in Denver, Colorado — two of which are 4K, with the third being Full HD. The VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES models both feature a DCI-approved 4096×2160 pixel count (Digital Cinema Initiative).

Netflix: 4K Ultra HD Streaming Needs At Least 15Mbps

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Netflix previously set a goal to deliver 4K Ultra HD streaming sometime in 2014. On September 13th, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed some hints about 4K streaming in an interview with Claus Bülow Christensen, the producer of the Copenhagen Future of TV Conference — specifically, the 15Mbps bandwidth requirement.