The new 4K ultra HD format provides a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Combined with HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, the viewer is provided a truly stunning and immersive viewing experience.
Currently, the 4K physical disc format is the only way to view true 4K originated content on today's 4K television monitors. The 4K UHD BD Disc format supports both Dolby Atmos and Dolby:X HD audio formations.
In essence, 4K UHD Blu-ray discs are like HD Blu-ray discs but with superior resolution, color, playback and dynamic range capacities as well as much larger storage capacity.
4K discs are available in three capacities, with a 50GB version at an 82Mbps read rate, a 66GB version at 108Mbps and a 100GB version at 128Mbps.
Masters for 4K UHD replication must be submitted in Cutting Master Format (BDCMF or Sony CMF) on removable USB 2.0 hard drives formatted for Windows or submitted as BDCMF or Sony CMF image on BD-R.
NOTE: subject to capacity/availability of this format, OMM Inc. may support UHD replication and mastering through OMM Inc. established offload channels.
4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal resolution in the order of 3840 (or 4096) pixels and vertical resolution in the order of 2160 pixels. Several 4K resolutions exist in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography.
4K/UHD means the TV's screen has a minimum resolution of 3,840 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels high, making it the equivalent to two 1080p screens in height and two in length.
No, 4K requires higher capacity discs. That means Ultra HD discs won't play on a normal Blu-ray player, though you can play older Blu-ray discs on an Ultra HD player.
Your local multiplex shows images in native 4096 x 2160 4K resolution, the new Ultra HD consumer format has a slightly lower resolution of 3840 X 2160. This is one reason why some brands prefer not to use the 4K label at all, sticking with Ultra HD or UHD instead.
4K is known as Ultra High Definition (UHD), whilst 1080P is simply labelled High Definition. As their names imply, 4K UHD has a considerably higher resolution than 1080P HD video. 4K resolution is exactly 3840 x 2160 pixels, whilst 1080P consists of 1920 x 1080 pixels.