The first films in Ultra HD Blu-ray will come in 2016 and will be created by Warner Bros.
At the trade fair IFA, Samsung presented its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the new physical format you want to replace the current Blu-ray with and content will be with UHD quality. But then, we immediately get one doubt which is actually a fundamental problem. OK, we have a UHD Blu-Ray player, but are there any movies in this format and will there be in the future?
Warner Bros have an answer for that. THe digital studio from Warner Bros have announced in this event that their studio will release movies in HD Blu-ray and will make it this year. In particular, it aims to have 35 titles in the market before the end of 2016. In addition to selling it in stores in physical form, the movies will also be sold in digital format.
35 movies to be released in Ultra HD Blu Ray by Warner Bros.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘San Andreas’, ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘Pan’ will be four of the films that will first be published in Ultra HD Blu-ray. Other popular titles will be added to the catalogue, such as ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Pacific Rim’said Warner Bros. The name of all the remaining titles out of 35 are mentioned yet.
Ultra HD with HDR
An Ultra HD is different from a normal Blu-ray. For example,as UHD Blu Ray will be coming in 2 variants, 66GB (dual layer) or 100GB (triple layer). The increase in size allows an increase in the quality of the image, which happens to be of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. Also a greater range of color representation can be acheived: Full HD can be represented 35% of the colors of the visible spectrum, while the Ultra HD Blu-ray, according to the official specifications, the percentage climbs to 76% (the human eye has 100%).
Among other specifications of the new standard, it supports video on HDR (High Dynamic Range, already we already saw connections to HDR television here), rates of up to 60 fps progressive frames and logically a higher transfer speed (128 or 108 Mbps according to the capacity of the disk).
What happens if I have a Full HD TVand connect it with an Ultra HD Blu-ray?
When connecting to a HDTV television, the player will provide a standard HDTV signal. So if you have a Ultra HD TV without HDR: the player itself takes care of the conversion so you can play on it. Both formats can be played with HDR giving more than 30 fps and thus take full advantage of the new format .
The current blu-rays will also work on an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, but something that is unanswered is if the current Blu Ray 3D will be compatible keeping in mind that the 3D itself is not fully infused in current televisions across the globe.
Can UHD Blu Ray takeover?
Ultra HD Blu-ray is not going to be easy to takeover Blu Ray with reference of today’s usage, and moreover taking into account that many users are still renewing their library from DVD to Bluray and that others have already made the leap directly to the digital content, UHD will have to wait to see a full throttle usage.We have to wait and see what happens to this Entertainment Tech once first batcg players are in the market.