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2014 Conference - UHDTV: 4K Is Here; Are You Ready For It?
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About this session:

It’s been 15 years since HDTV was rolled out, and now there’s a new, higher-resolution TV system on the way. UHDTV (or “4K” as it is commonly called) has arrived, and the infrastructure to support this format is coming together faster than you think. 4K televisions and monitors have been available for over a year, as have 4K camcorders. The HDMI standard has been updated (2.0) to add support for high frame rate 4K, and we’re now seeing 4K demonstrations of the next generation in video codecs (HEVC H.265).

As with any significant advance in consumer electronics, UHDTV will push back into the pro AV world. And there are already numerous verticals waiting with open arms: Command and control, process control, simulation and immersive environments, medical imaging, securities trading, and geophysical mapping, for starters.

This class will get beginners up to speed on the state-of-the-art of 4K, including the different UHDTV format definitions, applicable display technologies for direct-view and projection, bandwidth issues, display interfacing and switching challenges, and codecs (H.264 vs. H.265). 


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Pete Putman, Kramer Electronics

Pete Putman is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C. His company provides training, marketing, and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers, and end-users of displays, display interfaces, and related connectivity products. Pete is a contributing editor for Sound and Communications magazine, the leading trade publication for commercial AV systems integrators. In addition, he edits and publishes, a Web blog focused on HDTV, digital media, wireless, and display technologies. Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He is an InfoComm Senior Academy Instructor for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), and was named ICIA’s Educator of the Year for 2008. He is a member of both The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID). Additionally, Pete also holds industry certifications from ICIA (Certified Technology Specialist) and the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF).