The first 8K TVs are going on sale next month. Which markets do you think will adopt it first?
The first 8K TV will go on sale soon for over $130,000
It would look great in my living room!
I think a better question would be "when will Icons support 4K displays at more than 1080p?" (I have been asked this one a few times the past 3 months..)
Rich, I have been waiting for someone to ask that. The existing Icons won't output more than 1080P, but of course you can still use a 4k display with a 1080P source. A 4K capable Icon system would be a new product. The question back to you is what is more important - 4K data, 4K video, or is it a must have for both?
I think you are correct Rafi- both are going to become important (data and video) as users adopt this standard, much as 1080p has become more and more "normal" in conference rooms. I myself have a 4K display in my office that I use for architectural and design drawings, and many of our clients are having us install 4K displays in their rooms now- and both Crestron and AMX support 4K now in their Digital products, so this needs to be placed under consideration for sure. Thanks.
With Vidyo coming into the market and support 4k, I've actually seen a few opportunities go south, because of an end user wanting the 4k quality. Even if they don't have the monitors to support it now, they are planning ahead for when 4k monitors are more common.
Same here. I usually then ask myself if Cloud would be able to handle the performance load caused by 4K Video Conferences.
Patrick, that also occurred to me- a lot of networks which (even now) don't seem to always be able to handle a 1MB video call (720p) would be horrible with the higher requirements (which I imagine would be 4MB plus per call, don't you?)
I you want higher resulutions, e.g. 1080p or 4K, with lower bitrates than you should think about using HEVC instead of H.264 ;-)
Actually, not really, because once you get into MCU territory only the MCU needs the upstream. You could build a 4K image out of many 1080p or even 720p streams. Only on a 1-to-1 would a 4K image actually be needed on upstream, and most downstream these days is overkill for what VC uses.
I think a better question is "when will Cloud support the 1080p that most of the endpoints sold in the last seven years support?" (although I guess when none of the SAAS competition does then there's little commercial need for Lifesize to)
On the 4K question, many users don't notice the difference between 720p and 1080p, so I expect few would notice 4K, certainly not enough in the typical conference room to make a big difference. Any real improvements right now can only be made with improving rooms, getting video on more screens, or adding more meeting management tools and functions.
The next big thing in conferencing will be something revolutionary, like VR or table-based holograms or something equally sci-fi. It'll be a while though before something moves beyond a gimmick, like video calls themself used to be not so long ago.
Interesting, i made a question in "ideas" area especially for H.265 and Full-HD, 4k is a mirage; 8k is a dream.....i hope someone could answer with a real road-map.
You could vote: https://community.lifesize.com/ideas/1426
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