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Ultra High Def Revolution: A Technology Primer


June 25, 2014 - 1:30am


Watch the video replay of our discussion on 4K and its impact on the television industry.

The discussion will include a brief overview of ultra high definition technology, as well as the state of the UHD TV market. The panelists will discuss their experience with 4K production, including how 4K affects make-up, set design, lighting and other considerations. There will be live demos of 4K equipment.


  • Intro
    • brief overview of 4K and UHD technology and related issues
    • state of the UHD TV market
  • Camera
    • how 4K changes lens and camera sensor pairing considerations
      (the camera sensor is more sensitive than the lens glass!)
    • how 4K impacts make-up, set design, lighting, and other considerations
  • DP
    • how shooting in 4K differs from HD
    • what new demands 4K places on lighting, make-up, set design, and other elements
  • Workflow
    • lessons learned from shooting, processing, and distributing 4K
      (examples from The Blacklist and other 4K shows)
  • Extras
    • Live Demos
    • Full panel Q&A



  • Philip Lelyveld, USC Entertainment Technology Center


  • Greg Gardiner, DP, Rake (11 episodes)
  • Bradley Lipson, DP, The Wedding Ringer
  • Phil Squyres, SVP Technical Operations, Sony Pictures Television
  • David Stump, ASC

4K Camera demos by

  • AJA Video Systems
  • Blackmagic




June 25, 2014 - 1:30am


CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
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Produced By

Conrad Bachmann
Alexander Georgiev
Philip Lelyveld
Brian Zink