Distributing 4K and UHD Signals in Professional AV Environments White Paper Report (Extron)
POV: Thomas Pulley
As 4K sources and displays become popular for more applications, the next challenge facing system designers and integrators is developing systems that fully support 4K video signals. From the 50,000-foot view, 4K will likely become the new standard resolution for displays, similar to the transition from Standard Definition (SD) to High Definition (HD). But with transition we also face new problems. In the Distributing 4K and UHD Signals in Professional AV Environments white paper provided by Extron Electronics, technology and standards are introduced, design challenges are explored, and practical solutions are offered for incorporating 4K video into an AV system design. This includes;
- Challenges extending 4K and UHD over long distances with less signal degradation
- Determining which source devices are capable of 4K transmission
- Training and solutions provided by Extron.
4K is a professional production and cinema standard using a 4,096 x 2,160-pixel resolution, while UHD (Ultra High Definition) is a consumer display and broadcast standard using 3,840 x 2,160-pixel resolution. Due to how rare true 4K can be, UHD and 4K are often used in an interchangeable way. Building a 4K/UHD system for your office or home is a challenge. The proper tools and knowhow not only make it possible, but seamless. Need assistance? The Chariot Group has a knowledgeable sales team with the expertise to help you design and build perfect office spaces.