How much data would be in a two hour 8K movie even using Codecs to reduce the size?
What storage medium (disc, Hard Drive, etc) can store an 8K movie?
How would (8K) be streamed?
Is the 48GBPS part of the HDMI 2.1 standard achievable for movie storage?
Resolution 1 minute 30 minutes 2 hours
8K Video (7,680×4,320) 6 GB 194 GB 774 GB
8k isn’t just twice as large as 4K.
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File:First 8K Video from Space - Ultra HD VP9.webm
Example 8k footage from the International Space Station (select "WebM source" from the menu to view).
8K resolution refers to an image or display resolution with a width of approximately 8000 pixels. 8K UHD (7680 × 4320) is the highest resolution defined in the Rec. 2020 (UHDTV) standard.
8K displays are said to produce images with such detailed colors that they evoke stronger sensory experiences. This phenomenon has been likened to hyperrealistic art. High-resolution displays such as 8K allow for each pixel to be indistinguishable to the human eye when viewed at a typical distance from the screen. 8K resolution can also be used for the purpose of creating enhanced lower resolution videos through a combination of cropping techniques and/or with downsampling techniques used in video and film editing. Resolutions such as 8K allows filmmakers to shoot in a high resolution with a wide lens or at a further distance, in the case of potentially dangerous subjects (such as in wildlife documentaries), by being able to zoom and crop digitally in post-production. The technique involves taking a portion of the original 8K image and cropping it to match a smaller resolution such as the current industry standard for high-definition televisions (4K, 1080p, and 720p).
8K display resolution is the successor to 4K resolution. TV manufacturers pushed to make 4K a new standard by 2017. The feasibility of a fast transition to this new standard is questionable in view of the absence of broadcasting resources. It is predicted[by whom?] that 8K-ready devices will still only account for 3% of UHD TVs by 2023 with global sales of 11 million units a year. However, TV manufacturers remain optimistic as the 4K market grew much faster than expected, with actual sales exceeding projections nearly 6-fold in 2016.
In 2013, a transmission network's capability to carry HDTV resolution was limited by internet speeds and relied on satellite broadcast to transmit the high data rates. The demand is expected to drive the adoption of video compression standards and to place significant pressure on physical communication networks in the near future.
As of 2018, few cameras had the capability to shoot video in 8K, with NHK being one of the only companies to have created a small broadcasting camera with an 8K image sensor. By 2018 Red Digital Cinema camera company had delivered three 8K cameras in both a Full Frame sensor and Super 35 sensor. Until major content sources are available, 8K is speculated to become a mainstream consumer display resolution around 2023 as mentioned in UHD forum Phase-B recommendations. Despite this, filmmakers are pushing demand for 8K cameras due to their ability to capture better 4K footage.
As image resolution increases from 2K to 4K to 8K, each jump in pixel rate actually squares incrementally. That means that while 4K = 8 megapixels, 8K = 32 megapixels. And this also translates to exponentially bigger video files.
For example, raw 4K footage files like those in the acquisition phase of film production are already huge, averaging about 6000 GB for 90 minutes. However, in 8K, files are nearly three times that size.
Attempting to transfer such big media files is nearly impossible with standard methods like FTP, and while shipping hard drives is still often the fallback for huge files, it is increasingly costly and impractical. That’s why many production and post production companies that are looking to incorporate 8K footage are turning to Media Shuttle.
With no file size limits, enterprise-grade security and an elegant user interface, Media Shuttle is becoming a critical utility service for companies like Harbor Picture Company, a New York based post production studio that regularly deals with large files and international clients.
8K TVs are here, and they're totally pointless