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Def (UHD) and Quad-Link and include 4K waveform analysers, test signal generators and monitoring tools such as picture view, video status and ANC monitoring. choice of 10 or 12-bits, making it possible to describe a vast number of smoother and more accurate colours. The next most noticeable feature is the high frame rate. Rec 2020 does not support interlace so frame rates used now are usually 50 or 59.94Hz progressive (strange how the legacy of the 1/1001 frequency off- set lingers on!). In my book, the high spatial picture resolution of 4K only comes third. But that does not stop many new 4K products appearing at NAB! OmniTek is showing its new Ultra 4K Tool Box containing accurate test-and-measurement tools for the analysis, display, conversion and generation of signals up to 4K/60 (4096 x 2160/60). These processing tools support the shift from HD and dual-link video to Ultra Hi- With the rise and rise of standard platforms the new 4K Epoch | Supernova I/O card from Bluefi sh integrates with Windows 7, Linux and Mac OS X platforms and provides bi-directional multi-channel BNC functionality. Then there’s the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K reduced to $2995... but there is a new range of 4K cameras that probably won’t be at NAB, at least not on show, but might be there. Yes, 4K has made it to smart phones! These were announced at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and include the LG G Pro 2 with a 13-megapixel camera said to be capable of 4K videos and 120fps slow-motion videos. Sony showed its Xperia Z2 with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera and 4K video recording. Then there was the Samsung Galaxy S5 sports with a 16-megapixel 4K UHD video camera. So, obviously, 4K is here to stay! Come and see us at Booth C11130 7th - 10th April, Las Vegas Reality Shows | Danger Zones | Big Screen Feeds Congress Centres | Wildlife | Underwater Concerts & Tours | Sport | News +44 (0)1590 622 440 www.bradeng.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 88 APRIL 2014 | 49