Video compression was one of the more ubiquitous topics at last monthâ€™s NAB Show. Perhaps equally ubiquitous was 4K and 8K. Seldom was one of either topic discussed without reference to the other.
Fortunately, in the world of digital television and digital video, a video-specific variation of Mooreâ€™s Law seems to be at work. With umpteen years of incremental NTSC picture quality progress that many viewers could barely see â€” if at all â€” the industry was ripe for the change to HDTV and self-contained big-screen displays.