The 8K Association (8KA) is a cross-industry group focused on “facilitating the growth of the 8K ecosystem,” and has announced that performance attributes for 8K televisions have been defined. Performance criteria have been created with the association’s membership, which include consumer electronics brands, panel manufacturers and leadership companies within the 8K arena.
Presently, the newly released tech spec includes 8K input paramaters (bit depth, frame rate, chroma sub-sampling), display performance (resolution, peak brightness, black level, color gamut, white point), and the interface & media formats (High Dynamic Range, codec). Resolution is defined as 7680 x 4320 pixels, input frame rate as 24p, 30p and 60p frames per second, display luminance as more than 600 nits peak, codec as HEVC, and interface as HDMI 2.1. Additional performance and interface specs are available to members only.
“Defining the key attributes for an 8K TV specification demonstrates the 8KA’s focus to quickly define a critical step in the growth in next-generation video technology,” noted 8KA Executive Director, Chris Chinnock. “To reach this milestone is a great testament to the cooperative spirit the members of the 8K Association enjoy along with our shared enthusiasm for the 8K ecosystem expansion.”
8K is the latest and highest-resolution standard for content creation, distribution and TV displays, and features 33 million pixels of resolution. The 8K TV spec itself includes recommended performance levels for color and HDR, and interface requirements for consumer satisfaction. The organization says that a compliance test will be developed by its members, with the result that an 8KA logo will appear on TVs that meet the newly defined standards.
8KA’s newly-acquired members are experts in video capture, television chipsets, AV, and video entertainment creation, and include such authorities as Xperi, Hisense, Intel and Samsung Display.
You can find out more at 8K Association.