JVC displays 4k Camcorder at CES


JVC will be at the upcoming CES 2012 show in Las Vegas and is likely to introduce a consumer camcorder that can record video in 4K HD resolution. The first 4K resolution HDTVs will be available late 2012.

Last year at CES Consumer Electronics Show JVC got a lot of attention with the announcement of a 3D full HD camcorder, and this year the company aims to repeat this trick with the launch of their first 4K camcorder. 4K resolution is about four times as many pixels as 1080p offers, the exact resolution depends on the aspect ratio.

The 4K camcorder is an evolution of the current Falconbrid image processor, which can be found in the new GX-PX10 JVC video camera. The GX-PX10 was first shown at CES 2011.

The availability of 4K camcorders is important because little 4K content can be found today, while consumers expect to benefit from the higher resolution when they purchase a 4K HDTV with 4K. Sony will release their first 4K projector for high-end home theaters, and several manufacturers announced they will follow in 2012.

Sharp will release a 60" LCD HDTV with 4K resolution in the autumn of next year, so there is still some time for the development of 4K content. Until then, the new ICC-chip 4K developed at I-Cubed Research Center will be able to cleanly upscale the current HD content for the 4K resolution panel. Photos will also look sharp on the 4K-resolution display.

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