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4K Blu-ray Standard Has Been Finalized

4K Blu-ray Standard Has Been Finalized

4K Blu-ray Standard Has Been Finalized

4K Blu-ray Standard Has Been Finalized

 

The official standard for 4K Blu-Ray has been finalized and with it several other improvements will be included along with the 4K standard. The new standard will be different from your average Blu-Ray disk, with a 66GB Dual-layer and a triple layer 100GB being the storage medium for Ultra HD Blu-Ray.

4K Blu-Ray disks and the the new players required to run them are expected to release at some time within the next year.

 

4K Blu-ray Standard Has Been Finalized(Panasonic has already unveiled a media player for the new format)  

 

The 4K video will be encoded with the relatively new and ultra efficient h.265 format (now called HEVC) and will be gaining HDR (High Dynamic Range) which will provide much more detailed Bright and Dark tones. Colour will also be getting a boost with the Ultra HD Blu-Ray spec supporting 10-bit sampling and 4:4:4 colour, instead 4:2:0 colour which standard HD Blu-Ray uses.

One other thing to note is that 3D is not included in the spec, which means that 4K 3D Blu-Rays will not be a thing, at least at launch. 

With the additional processing power required to run 4K movies, and the fact the 4K Blu-Rays use a different disk and Video codec current Blu-Ray players will not be able to use them. This means that new Ultra HD Blu-Ray players will be required to use this new format.

 

Join the discussion on the 4K Blu-Ray standard on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

17-02-2015, 11:12:31

joca94
Wow, just wow, that is amazing O_O
Thanks for the news dudeQuote

17-02-2015, 11:43:55

Chopper3
Sorry to be a massive pedant but h.265 is now called HEVC - I was on the periphery of it's development, hence the pedantry.Quote

17-02-2015, 11:53:00

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopper3 View Post
Sorry to be a massive pedant but h.265 is now called HEVC - I was on the periphery of it's development, hence the pedantry.
The article has been updated, thank you for your input.Quote

17-02-2015, 12:17:35

WillSK
Awesome news!

a true step towards widely available 4K content.

I also ready Sky are fast tracking their 4K ready boxesQuote

17-02-2015, 13:25:20

steverebo
Amusingly xbox one and ps4 are still struggling to hit 1080pQuote
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