8K UHD: What You Need to Know From American Sound

You’ve seen DVD and home video technology evolve over the years. First, there was HD (high-definition). Now stores are filled with 4K UHD (ultra-high-definition) movies. There’s a new standard on the horizon: 8K UHD. What does this mean? American Sound explains.

8K: Four Times 4K

Four plus four is eight, right? That’s not quite how it works in digital imagery. 8K UHD has a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, which is quadruple the number of pixels per square inch in a 4K UHD television monitor at 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. 

8K UHD resolution packs four times more pixels than 4K UHD and 16 times more than 1080p resolution. Do you want to see 8K in action? American Sound has a new 98” 8k display in our conference room. With AI upscaling technology exclusively from Samsung, you’ll be blown away by what it can do. 

More Than Higher Resolution

When you zoom in on a shot from far away, the resolution and clarity of the shot lowers in quality, usually. 8K UHD solves that problem. For moviemakers and videographers, cameras that shoot with 8K UHD allow them to take wider shots and more far-away shots. In post-production, editors can go into a particular frame, zoom in on an element, and then improve the resolution of that element. You don’t lose any pixels by zooming in. There is no such thing as a grainy shot with 8K UHD. AI upscaling with 8K UHD takes footage made in a lower resolution and converts it to 8K.

8K UHD in Your Building

Imagine a beautiful drone shot of your facility. It soars from the front door to the roof and around back. Along the way, the drone takes footage of people waving, walking to their cars, and sitting on the patio just outside of your break room. Rather than needing to zoom in to get close-ups of people’s faces, the drone maintains a safe distance. In post-production, an editor zooms in on Steve waving happily. Stacy looks radiant as she’s talking to Jenny on the patio. Some high-end drones can already shoot in 8K UHD video. American Sound can work with you to bring 8K footage to life on a huge monitor or a video wall.

Other Applications

8K UHD has other applications. Consider telemedicine. Doctors may need to perform complicated surgeries, and they need to consult with experts in other countries. Improved camera resolutions allow surgeons to see very small things with greater clarity. How about research and development with a foreign client? Let’s say you’re manufacturing a new line of parts, and you need input from a team in Germany. 8K UHD footage and monitors can show you details in a part you might not have been able to see otherwise. When visual clarity is a must, 8K monitors are the next logical step.

Video Walls & 8K UHD by American Sound

You can make a dynamic first impression on everyone who walks into your facility when you have an incredible 8K video wall in your lobby. Contact American Sound & Electronics or call (859) 261-9024 for more on our 8K UHD display video wall capabilities. Better yet, make an appointment to come by and see it for yourself. We’d be happy to show you.

5 Major Benefits of Video Wall Systems

Video walls are more than just a fancy TV. They are computer-controlled interactive displays that allow you to view multiple streams of information at once. The options are endless due to the dedicated computer processor. American Sound & Electronics discusses five major benefits of video wall systems.

1. Improved Visual Resolution

Single display projectors have a maximum resolution based on the surface area they cover. Video walls increase their resolution with every display added to an array. Not only do you get more surface area with a video wall, but you also achieve better resolution versus a single unit. If you decide to add more monitors later, you increase the resolution even more.

2. Versatility

Video walls are more than just TV screens. One monitor could show a news feed, while another might display real-time data relevant to your company or clientele. Another segment of the video wall could show a live feed from somewhere in your building or outside the facility. Everything is integrated, synchronized, and controlled from a single processor or bank of processors dedicated to displaying exactly what you need.

3. Interactivity

Video walls deliver engaging, interactive presentations that keep your audience interested in what they’re viewing. For example, you’re live streaming a conference hosted by your company at a downtown hotel. Not everyone can attend, but it’s a marquee event that you want to showcase to your employees and clients coming in the door. A video wall can display multiple camera angles and views all at once without sacrificing image size or resolution.

4. Better Brightness

The technology behind video walls achieves better brightness levels compared to a single monitor or projector. You don’t have to dim the lights or reduce ambient light to see a clear picture. Projector images become washed out and blurry when they get bigger. You don’t have these issues with a video wall.

5. Multiple Content Streams

TVs and projectors are often limited in the types of content they can display at once. A video wall controller manages signals from multiple devices at the same time, including satellite dishes, cable boxes, computers, cameras, wireless connections, and HDMI cables. You don’t need to press a button and wait for your projector to switch from one format to the other. A video wall controls this process seamlessly.

Video Walls Installed by American Sound & Electronics

Many types of businesses need video walls so they can view and interpret data or visual imagery. Video walls are also great for the wow factor. Security firms, TV stations, corporate headquarters, event venues, and schools all benefit from video walls. Contact American Sound & Electronics or call (859) 261-9024 for more details on what we can do for you.