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Now THIS is Why we Want 8K

You might think 8K is unnecessary, gratuitous, overkill and not for you ... until you watch NASA's stunning video from the International Space Station.

Now THIS is Why we Want 8K
You can see Uncle Louis from space if you're shooting in 8K like NASA did here.

Julie Jacobson · November 6, 2018

If you think 4K with HDR delivers the best picture you could ever desire, then take a look at NASA's 8K footage from the International Space Station.

Space buffs could stand right up to an 8K display and discern every little gizmo in the space craft. And the rest of us can ogle at the rich images of Earth from 239,000 miles away.

True, few viewers will be able to appreciate the NASA video on anything approaching an 8K display, but the clarity and detail is remarkable, even on a 4K TV or monitor.

Maybe we won't need or desire 8K displays for action flicks and rom coms, but documentaries and cinematographic wonders could seal the deal.

As Jonathan Brawn of Brawn Consulting says, we were all happy enough with our images before 4K disrupted everything, “and we don’t see anyone debating why 4K was a good upgrade from 1080p, do we?"



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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at jjacobson@ehpub.com

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Comments

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 9, 2018

haha, I didn’t even check the link. You’re my new bff.

Posted by Bum Fighter on November 8, 2018

Sorry? I loved your easter egg Julie. I posted it in the link in the first response for people who don’t know how to zoom all the way in on an 8K picture. Hope i’s OK to give away the secret.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 8, 2018

OK, so that makes one person besides myself that gets a kick out of silliness like this. Sorry you didn’t find Uncle Louis.

Posted by Bum Fighter on November 8, 2018

I knew it wasn’t going to be Uncle Louis!

Posted by Bum Fighter on November 8, 2018

OMG, I love you so much Julie! I just zoomed in on that 8K picture figuring the arrow was pointing to something special. I love 8K! https://i.imgur.com/mko6mdY.jpg

Posted by Bum Fighter on November 8, 2018

OMG, I love you so much Julie! I just zoomed in on that 8K picture figuring the arrow was pointing to something special. I love 8K! https://i.imgur.com/mko6mdY.jpg

Posted by Bum Fighter on November 8, 2018

I knew it wasn’t going to be Uncle Louis!

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 8, 2018

OK, so that makes one person besides myself that gets a kick out of silliness like this. Sorry you didn’t find Uncle Louis.

Posted by Bum Fighter on November 8, 2018

Sorry? I loved your easter egg Julie. I posted it in the link in the first response for people who don’t know how to zoom all the way in on an 8K picture. Hope i’s OK to give away the secret.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 9, 2018

haha, I didn’t even check the link. You’re my new bff.

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