Or do we now know that it will be another 3 or 4 years before Li-Fi technology would make this even possible — meaning you’ve got at least that much time to wring more out of your existing 1080p investments and workflow?
I’ve written many number of times that 4K and 10-bit color depth are technologies that — for the most part — my business and skillset cannot justify.
Central to that conclusion is the fact that all of my work is delivered via the web, and:
1) the web chokes the CRAP out of signal coming down the pipe
2) even the best TVs have very limited dynamic range compared to our cameras
3) 1080p can already deliver stunning results
But Li-Fi holds the promise of upending the first point, and once the hurdle of content distribution can be cleared, everything is likely – like 4K TV – to follow suit.
For me the most important point is this: to the extent that Li-Fi is the enabling technology which allows us to truly take advantage of 4K, higher bit rates and color depth, it’s simply not a consideration for most of us for another 4-6 years. That’s a lifetime in the evolution of camera gear.
Although I’m likely to upgrade some of my gear in the coming year, having 4K is likely to be a by-product of other things more important to me, like better low light performance, wider dynamic range, a more robust camera body, and an internal neutral density filter.
What do YOU think?
Soon You'll Netflix 100 Times Faster, Thanks To Li-Fi Technology.
Via Cinema Blend:
Have you ever been in the middle of a Kevin Spacey monologue in House of Cards when buffering issues ruined it? Were Piper Chapman and Alex Vause about to have their 300th fight in Orange Is The New Black, when suddently the episode paused? Well fear not Netflix users- there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The development of new wireless technology that is going to make a internet much more available, and reportedly 100 times faster has just been announced. This technology is called Li-Fi, and it is going to transform everyday lightbulbs into wi-fi hotspots. Sounds like something out of Lost in Space right? Except it’s real!
Li-fi has been being conceptualized for quite some time, but development has taken a major step forward as it has now begun actual tests, resulting in speeds that would make a binge watcher drool.
The announcement of Li-Fi’s development was first announced in a Ted Talk four years ago. While it seemed like mere sci-fi at the time, German Physicist Harald Haas has continued to take steps in making Li-Fi a reality.
Read full article at Cinema Blend “Soon You'll Netflix 100 Times Faster, Thanks To Li-Fi Technology.”
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