Have you ever been captivated by a movie or video game, feeling as if you're right in the middle of the action? The secret behind this immersive experience lies in the resolution of the display. Resolution refers to the number of pixels that make up an image or display and significantly elevate your viewing experience.
What are 4K and 8K resolutions? Let's find out!
4K Resolution: The Pioneering Standard
With a resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels (3840x2160), 4K has quickly become the benchmark for high-end TVs and video displays. It's no surprise that it's widely adopted in the movie production and distribution, video game development, and live event industries. With 4K, you can expect a picture that is four times sharper and more detailed than traditional HD.
BZBGEAR offers a wide range of 4K equipment for both the AV and broadcasting industries. This includes 4K cameras, 4K capture cards, 4K video distribution equipment, and more!
8K Resolution: The Cutting-Edge Technology
Looking for the ultimate viewing experience? Look no further than 8K resolution! With a resolution of approximately 8,000 pixels (7680x4320), 8K is a revolutionary technology that is poised to offer an immersive viewing experience with crystal clear picture quality and vivid colors.
However, 8K technology is still in its early stages and limited content is available. It requires powerful hardware to display, but it's a technology worth keeping an eye on as it promises to revolutionize the AV and broadcasting industries.
Shop 8K Equipment at BZBGEAR
BZBGEAR is proud to introduce its lineup of innovative 8K video distribution equipment and 8K cables, available starting Q1 of 2023! This includes 8K matrix switchers, HDMI 2.1 signal splitters, and 8K active cables.
Speaking of HDMI 2.1
Another conversation in the 4K vs 8K realm is the difference between the required HDMI standards.
HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 are both HDMI specifications used for transmitting audio and video signals between devices. HDMI 2.0 supports 4K video at a 60Hz refresh rate with a maximum bandwidth of 18Gbps. It can handle up to 32 audio channels and supports 8-bit and 10-bit color depths.
On the other hand, HDMI 2.1 supports 8K and 4K video at a higher refresh rate of 120Hz and has a larger bandwidth of 48Gbps. It can handle up to 48 audio channels and supports 10-bit, 12-bit, and 16-bit color depths. Additionally, HDMI 2.1 introduces new features such as eARC (enhanced audio return channel), VRR (variable refresh rate), and ALLM (auto low latency mode) that are not present in HDMI 2.0. In summary, HDMI 2.1 offers improved video and audio capabilities and additional features compared to HDMI 2.0.
If you’re going to implement 8K equipment, be sure to have the correct HDMI standard!
Overall, both 4K and 8K resolutions offer exceptional viewing experiences, with 4K being the current widely used and established technology. Regardless of your preference, one thing is sure: resolution matters!