Storage for 4K and UHD Video Resolutions

Storage for 4K and UHD Video Resolutions

With UHD and 4K you are working at such high resolutions that the need exists to have high speed storage for 2K, 4K and UHD video – Polar Graphics offer a range of solutions to suit all needs


Storage DNA - Manage the content wave!

Currently, the majority of productions will be finished at the HD resolution of 1920x1080 or 2K for cinema release. 4K to the home is now gaining momentum, with 4K content already available online via Websites such as NETFLIX® and YouTube®. This change is similar to the introduction of HD, at a time when most primetime productions were finished in standard definition from film.Before shows were shot in digital HD, HD finishing was accomplished with an offline/online workflow by re-conforming from the high-resolution film. Today a similar workflow can be achieved with digital camera masters using LTO with LTFS technology. Camera master data can be archived with LTO/LTFS and used for HD finishing with the conform from LTO process. In the future, the original camera master files can be re- conformed for a 4K finish at the highest quality.LTFS-based solutions may be used to conform directly from LTO by using LTO tape as a raw master format. With suitable management software, conforming from LTO is a straightforward process. Driven by an AAF, XML or EDL from an editing system to identify the raw media from LTO tapes, conforming is used to bring back only the files that will be used in the finished piece. Compared to a traditional videotape-based workflow, conforming from LTO tape is far simpler and uses multiple-slot autoloaders for automated tape changes.




The ST8 systems from Stardom offer surprisingly good bandwidth and ease of use and are excellent value for money.

They also have a new Thunderbolt RAID ideal for broadcast video editing applications. More info here

There is a nice blog from a user here:

Also - Check out our Bluefish444 4K Video I/O Cards



Bluefish444 - Epoch | 4K Neutron and Epoch | Neutron low Profile Half Length Uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O Video Cards


In an industry that always demands “bigger and better” Bluefish444 have yet again delivered! This time we have gone one step further, the Epoch | Neutron range packs a massive amount of power into a form factor that defies belief.Epoch 4K Neutron Features 1.5G + 3G SDI I/O, Dual Link SDI, 3D Stereoscopic, 12 bit video processing pipeline, HDMI 1.4 output, 4 x 1D LUTs, and a Low Latency video Keyer.


This years IBC 2015 will feature a lot of new 4K & UHD products - more info



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