What is 8K ?
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:
4K DCI format : 4096x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
8K DCI format : 8192x4320p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
8K Transport, Storage, Displays: New challenges
1. increasing the amount of cables and connectors2. using expensive, high-bandwidth cable
|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|
16x3G-SDI or 4x12G-SDI (in 4:2:2 only)
4xHDMI v2.0 or 1xHDMI v2.1
1 x DisplayPort v1.4
*See our online bitrate calculator here
8K solutions overview
8K TICO XS IP-cores
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.
8K FastTICO-XS SDKs
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.
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.
IP-cores & libraries for camera makers & RAW-bayer workflows
intoPIX TICO-RAW 8K solutions enable to optimize RAW capture, transfer, recording 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 IP cores (encoder/decoder) support up to 8K (or beyond), at 60 fps (or beyond), handling RGGB raw from 8 to 16bit. They are made for FPGA & ASICs
- Our software libraries target x86-64 CPU (from Intel or AMD) & Nvidia GPUs with unbelievable speed to decode & encode
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.