UltraHD or 4K is the next generation format for TV & broadcasting originally developed for use in digital cinema projection via DCP distribution.

Broadcast 4K offers 3840 x 2160 pixels at 50P, four times the resolution of existing HD television system.

Many thousands of people have been talking about 4K, a few are shooting 4K for commercials or to future proof their archives but no one has captured live content, mixed it, encoded it and transmitted it via satellite for live reception in a suitably equipped 4K cinema.

Until now...
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NEP Visions
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M&J Communications / Adtec Inc.

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In a project inspired and lead by Creative Broadcast Solutions, a partnership of leading industry professionals gathered to shoot, present, transmit and deliver a leading West End production live into a London cinema.

During February 2014 a proof of concept test was completed. A successful end to end transmission from camera to projector was accomplished, so the team were all set for a showcase event.

On the 27th February 2014, the National Theatre presented War Horse live in 4K UltraHD staged at the New London theatre which was successfully transmitted via satellite to the Curzon cinema in Chelsea.

A world first....

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