Home  |  Settings  |  Marketing Options  |  About Us  |  FAQs    Join SourceSecurity.com on LinkedIn
REGISTERTerms
Unique environments

4K

What is 4K?

4K resolution or 4K denotes a display device or content with horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. A "display" could be the screen on a TV, iPad or laptop.  The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) defines an Ultra HD television as one that displays at least 8 million active pixels, with a lower resolution boundary of at least 3,840 by 2,160. There are multiple varieties of 4K digital content ranging from 3,840 by 2,160 to 4,096 by 3,112. However, the 3,840 by 2,160 resolution is the most consistent number.

Ultra High Definition (UHD)

Basically, with more pixels, the images look sharper and more realistic. However, the individual pixels make the images look blocky and less natural. Hence, it is preferred to have displays with a higher resolution, and 4K is a very high resolution. That's why it's sometimes also known as "Ultra High Definition". Collectively, the format was originally known as 4K, and while the CEA officially changed its designation to Ultra HD, the 4K tag is more known and both terms are effectively interchangeable.

4K - Applications
IDIS DirectIP maximises staff safety and quality control at Mechatherm InternationalIDIS DirectIP maximises staff safety and quality control at Mechatherm International
IDIS DirectIP offered a proven and revolutionary approach to HD surveillance Mechatherm International, based...
IDIS DirectIP modernises security for Alianza Lima soccer club and Matute stadium in PeruIDIS DirectIP modernises security for Alianza Lima soccer club and Matute stadium in Peru
The Matute not only hosts soccer fans from across Peru, it also serves as a destination for global soccer matches...
Dahua solves complex wireless surveillance requirements in Durrat Al BahrainDahua solves complex wireless surveillance requirements in Durrat Al Bahrain
Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China, applied innovative...
FLIR 4K surveillance – The future of video security in shopping centresFLIR 4K surveillance – The future of video security in shopping centres
The limited resolution of Eden Shopping Centre's old surveillance system meant that not all critical areas with completely...
Hikvision Darkfighter IP dome cameras provide low-light surveillance for Salford City CouncilHikvision Darkfighter IP dome cameras provide low-light surveillance for Salford City Council
When Salford City Council began upgrading its public space CCTV cameras with Hikvision's Darkfighter models, video operatives reported some...
4K - News
Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live Delivers Wireless Surveillance Solution For Smart Cities
October 17, 2017: Digital Barriers has announced a new frontier in wireless surveillance streaming solutions for Connected Cars and smart cities using EdgeVis Live running on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 AI supercomputer. EdgeVis Live from...
Are Your Surveillance Monitors Prepared For The Latest Video Technology Developments?
Everybody has been hooked on the discussions about Analog HD or IP systems, but shouldn’t we really be thinking about WiFi and 5G connectivity, removing the need for expensive cabling? Are wireless...
Dahua USA Launches Enhanced PoE Technology At ASIS 2017
September 27, 2017: Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, has launched its proprietary Enhanced Power Over Ethernet (ePoE) to combat the limited transmission distances inherent to standard...
Dahua Revolutionises Fisheye Technology With 4K HDCVI At ASIS 2017
September 27, 2017: Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, has added five new fisheye cameras to its product portfolio, including the world’s first 4K fisheye for coaxial infrastructure. HD And UHD Imaging ...
Arecont Vision Announces MegaVideo 4K Box Camera Series Availability At ASIS 2017
September 26, 2017: Arecont Vision, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces the availability of the full-featured MegaVideo 4K/1080p dual-mode day/night indoor box camera series. The Made in USA...
Panasonic Exhibits Complete Range Of Fixed, Mobile & Body Worn Surveillance Solution At ASIS 2017
September 26, 2017: Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of security and video surveillance platforms, showcased new additions to its Unified Surveillance Solutions portfolio at the ASIS Security...
Dahua And GJD Partnership Delivers Advanced, Highly Reliable Surveillance
September 21, 2017: Dahua Technology’s network video recorders (NVRs) now have a direct integration with IP-based outdoor detectors from GJD Manufacturing Limited. This integration provides users with high-quality and reliable...
Dahua Technology Adopts Theia 4K Lenses On Ultra HD Box Camera
September 21, 2017: Dahua Technology, a global video surveillance provider, announces the adoption of Theia’s 4K lens family on its IPC-HF81230E Ultra HD Box Camera. Theia Technologies, LLC is an IP video surveillance...
IPVideo Corporation To Showcase Integrated Security And IoT Management Technology At ASIS 2017
September 15, 2017: IPVideo Corporation, a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, today announced it will be showcasing its full line of video and security management products at the 63rd Annual...
VITEC introduced MGW Ace Encoder firmware v2.0 HEVC encoder
September 14, 2017: VITEC, a provider of advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, has unveiled the MGW Ace Encoder firmware v2.0, the next generation of the industry's first entirely portable, award-winning, hardware-based HEVC...
Related videos
4K : Manufacturers & Suppliers

In Profile
Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR
Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR

The 8.3MP/1080p MegaVideo® 4K dual mode network camera is the new generation of Arecont Vision’s MegaVideo cameras. This fully compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) provides full 3840 x 2160 megapixel resolution at full video frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps)† at 8MP and 60fps while in 1080p binning mode.

3 Ultra High-definition IP Lenses

The series combines a day/night mechanical IR cut filter with a choice of three ultra-high definition P-iris lenses for precise, optimal image quality. MegaVideo 4K performs exceptionally well in very low-light thanks to NightView™, making it capable of covering areas where very little light is present.

Features include SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) to reduce bandwidth without impacting image quality, scaling, binning mode, privacy masking, extended motion detection, flexible cropping, and Power over Ethernet...

In Focus
Arecont VisionAvigilon Corporation
BCDVideoHID Global
Hikvision USA Inc.IDIS
InterlogixKeyscan Inc.
Promise TechnologyVanderbilt Industries

See privacy and cookie policy