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Sep 07, 2017

What do integrators need to know about 4k content playback?

The amount of 4K video content available to be viewed remains relatively low. Netflix and Amazon Prime are currently the two best streaming sources, though the recent release of UHD Blu-ray opens the door for many more titles to become available in 4K. TV broadcasts in 4K are scheduled to start later this year. In the non-consumer world, PC applications dominate as content providers for 4K displays, as video graphics cards have supported 4k output for quite some time. 4K content requires substantially higher data rates than 1080p content. As a result, the existing H.264 / AVC compression algorithm traditionally used on various 1080p content simply More…

4K , 4K Displays , Content

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Aug 03, 2017

What do integrators need to know about HDCP 2.2?

Adding to the alphabet soup that is display specifications, HDCP stands for “High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.” It was first developed by the Intel Corporation and is now ubiquitous across consumer video sources and displays as a way to protect copyrighted materials from privacy. According to the license holders at Digital Connection, HDCP “eliminates the possibility of intercepting digital data midstream between the source and the display” (like directing it to a recording device). It was first introduced for DVI in 2000 and has since gone through several iterations over the years. Each to support a broader range of devices and to overcome More…

Planar UltraRes , 4K displays , security

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Jul 08, 2016

The 4K Content Chicken and Egg

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? What started out as a meditative aid for Zen Buddhists has become so familiar a question that it’s cliché. If it were created in modern times the question might be: which comes first, content or hardware? Without the content there’s nothing to play on the hardware and without the hardware there’s no reason for the content. More than 4K The move from 1080p (HD) displays to 4K (UHD) displays is similar to the move from SD to HD in that content is lagging behind the hardware. Video creators are slowly adopting the 4K standard as cameras and displays improve. But the biggest difference in the move from HD to 4K More…

4K , 4K displays , Planar UltraRes , Planar MediaPlex Plus

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Mar 09, 2016

4 Reasons to Buy a 4K Display

The decision to upgrade to a 4K display might not be an easy one. It wasn’t all that long ago that things moved from standard definition to HD and now there’s another move to an even higher resolution display. Here are 4 reasons to upgrade to a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) display. 1. Multiple Inputs Since 4K displays are four-times the resolution of HD screens you can use the multiple inputs on a PlanarⓇ 4K monitor to show four different feeds at full resolution on one screen. So instead of trying to piece together the inputs on four different screens or figure out how to have your video sources switch between them all, you can do everything from More…

4K , 4K displays , Planar UltraRes , UltraRes , Ultra HD

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Sep 09, 2015

What’s the Difference between 4K and UHD?

If you’re confused by the different labels for the newer displays out there, you’re not alone (and this isn’t a new thing). Usually technology develops faster than the labels that apply to it, but, multiple competing technologies might have different names until the standards are set. If you remember the confusion of figuring out what was HD, Full-HD, and 1080p, you get how the confusion of standards works. 4K vs. UHDIn a technical sense, 4K is the standard developed by cinema to express a resolution of 4096 by 2160. Which works out to an aspect ratio (the comparison of the width to the height) of 1.9:1. Since most movies are shot in the 1.9:1 aspect More…

Ultra HD , 4K displays , hdmi , 4K

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Mar 17, 2015

4K Displays for Commercial Applications

There has been a growing interest in 4K entertainment in the home with the release of Dish Networks’ 4K player and a host of development in ultra high definition content streaming. But 4K isn’t just for television. In fact, commercial applications for the technology are outpacing adoption in residential applications and there are a number of reasons why. 24x7: Commercial applications require long duty cycles and reliability that one can not find in consumer-grade equipment designed for in-home use. A few hours a day is very different than all day, every day usage models and products like the Planar® UltraRes™ Series and Planar® EP Series 4K Series More…

4K displays , ep-series , Clarity Matrix , Planar UltraRes

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Oct 07, 2014

The Digital Oilfield

Trends in Oil and Gas and the Planar Visualization Tools that Make it Possible The majority of the earth's fossil energy resources have already been discovered. The world’s experts know where the deposits are located, but most of the easy-to-access resources have already been tapped (think oil rush days in Texas with oil gushing out of the ground!). So nowadays, the trick is to extract it in a cost effective way that complies with the ever increasing safety and environmental regulations. Getting the most from their assets – often referred to as “the digital oilfield”, is one of the key trends in the oil and gas industry today. Allowing companies to More…

Planar UltraRes , oil and gas trends , digital displays in oilfields , digital oilfield , 24x7 displays , 4K displays

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