“4K video delivers stunning beauty and resolution. But like most new technology, it comes with challenges to overcome as well.” These were the opening sentences of a Crestron white paper, published in 2014. Now it says 2019 on the calendar, and we have a wide range of display technologies with 8K resolution. Are we ready to rumble or are we stuck with the same challenges?
Video compression is a challenge for a wide range of applications, as it reduces overall image quality and adds unwanted artefacts such as discoloration, break-ups and noise to the image. But when do you need uncompressed? And is compressed good enough?