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what is 8K ?
New Challenges
A greener ecosystem
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8K over IP
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​What is 8K ?

8K covers a video resolution of 7680x4320. It represents 33,177,600 pixels in a 16:9 aspect ratio. A more accurate term is UHDTV2 for broadcast and live events.

8K is the highest resolution TV that has been released. With four times more pixels than 4K/UltraHD TVs, 16 times more than HD TVs. 8K TVs display a sharper and more detailed picture. In 8K TVs, pixels are so small they cannot be distinguished even from close up, making highly detailed images a reality.

With 33.2 million pixels per image, 8K at 120 frames per second leads to 240 billion pixels to be transported, managed and stored every minute. 

That’s 8K. And that's a lot of pixels !

Innovating beyond HD, the Japanese broadcaster NHK took the road to develop the new 8K standard. When we speak about UltraHD, it exists in fact two families of formats: 


UltraHD1 TV format : 3840x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

4K DCI format : 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

UltraHD2 TV format : 7680x4320p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60, 100, 120 fps

8K DCI format : 8192x4320p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

​8K Transport, Storage, Displays: New challenges 

8K uncompressed is unaffordable and unmanageable within current systems and infrastructures. It requires hardware upgrades, renewal of infrastructure and increases the power consumption notably. The table below shows the required bandwidth induced by a transition to 8K in RAW Bayer, 422 or 444, and higher quality video. 

Retaining the current approach of uncompressed video for connectivity, the only options are:
1. increasing the amount of cables and connectors 
2. using expensive, high-bandwidth cable

This would lead to vast investments and an additional rise in power consumption. 
 FORMAT BITRATE* INTERFACES
8K  60p, RAW Bayer CFA, 10 bit 23.76 Gbps
2x12G-SDI or 2xHDM2.0
4x10GbE Port or 40GbE Port

 8K 60p, 4:2:2, 10 bit
8K 60p 4:4:4, 12 bit
 39.81 Gbps
71.66 Gbps
 16x3G-SDI or 4x12G-SDI (in 4:2:2 only)
4xHDMI v2.0 or 1xHDMI v2.1
1 x DisplayPort v1.4
100GbE Port

*See our online bitrate calculator here   

​​intoPIX 8K solutions for a GREENER ecosystem

intoPIX offers a range of solutions available today for 8K workflows and devices.

 For camera, live streaming, live production, editing, recording, monitoring and displays, ...

We have built a large range of IP-cores, software libraries and plugins that can be easily integrated into your 8K workflows. 


8K workflows using COTS hardware and software

8K over 2.5GbE/ 5GbE / 10GbE IP infrastructure (LAN/WAN)

8K over legacy SDI cables (3G-SDI)

8K recording over regular storage / HDD / SSD

8K using a small FPGA footprint and no external DDR

8K with efficient software processing

New 8K RAW-bayer workflows for camera and RAW lovers


With lower bandwidth, no latency and more flexibility

8K at its best quality from 8:1 to 16:1 compression 

8K with few pixel lines of latency  (less than 1 milliseconds end-to-end)

8K format with embedded 4K / HD formats available without any additional processing 


                                                                                                                                                                       


​8K solutions overview

8K TICO XS IP-cores 
for manufacturers

intoPIX's small, lightweight, low power 8K IP-cores are designed for FPGA (Xilinx & Intel) and ASIC (TSMC,...). They support the UHDTV-2 format up to 60 or 120fps, up to 444 and up to 12 bits. Fully compliant with the JPEG XS ISO norm, they also include additional innovative processing techniques, extending the coding range and vastly increasing image quality well beyond the standard. 


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8K FastTICO-XS SDKs 
​for manufacturers

Our FastTICO-XS SDK Ultimate Software supports up to 8K encoding/decoding, supporting 8K at 60fps, 4:2:0, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4, from 8 to 12bit. It can target x86-64 CPU (from Intel or AMD) and Nvidia GPUs. 


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8K for Adobe Premiere
with intoPIX XS Plugin

Our 8K Plugin for Adobe Premiere enables users to import, export, edit, 8K video at the speed of light, without an intensive load on the CPU or GPU. It is super fast, and super flexible.


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8K TICO-RAW 
IP-cores & libraries for camera makers & RAW lovers

Our TICO-RAW 8K solutions enable to optimize RAW capture, transfer, storage and editing at the speed of light.  Low power in camera, it enables to capture, store and stream RAW Bayer (CFA) at the size and bandwidth of a regular JPEG file. Our cores (encoder/decoder) support up to 8K (or beyond), at 60 fps (or beyond), handling RGGB raw from 8 to 16bit. Our decoding software libraries target x86-64 CPU (from Intel or AMD) & Nvidia GPUs with unbelievable performances! 


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​Manageable 8K workflows: IP Network

In a time of rising resolutions and the constant need for simplified connectivity (of things), many AV professionals are switching to IP-based infrastructures. intoPIX solutions can reduce the bandwidth of an 8K 60p video stream to less than 2.5 Gbps while remaining lossless quality and inducing virtually no latency. This enables users to run it over standard 2.5GbE / 5GbE / 10GbE networks (CAT5E and CAT6 cables & switch) – a currently extremely cost-effective installation with the additional advantage of simple cable length extension by adding a switch every 100 meters. This can be achieved using standard-based protocols such as SMPTE 2110-22 or SMPTE 2022-2 which both support JPEG XS.

From an expensive uncompressed IP workflow...

...to a new bandwidth-efficient workflow using intoPIX

​Manageable 8K Workflows : Compressed SDI

The industry has recently massively invested in SDI infrastructures and might wish to prolong its use in the face of a conversion to Ethernet. It is however still confronted with the challenge of increased resolutions. To avoid the management of more cables and/or more expensive ones, complex interfaces, additional complexity and the splitting of one stream over multiple cables, intoPIX provides 8K solutions enabling users to retain their current 3G-SDI or 12G-SDI cabling and still transport 8K video.

Deploying intoPIX compression for 8K not only saves cost, but also greatly reduces power consumption and infrastructure complexity. In addition to a reduced amount of cables, TICO-XS compression also reduces the amount of cross-points in a matrix switcher from 6400 to a mere 25. 

intoPIX has defined a unique proprietary method to map JPEG XS Codestream over SDI environments (including protecting the EAV/SAV codes) that offers a gain of 20% of efficiency.

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