Meet 8K, a New Way to Perceive Our World

Meet 8K,

a New Way to
Perceive Our World

8K Is Just Around the Corner

History of Communication Methods

Word of mouth
Symbols
Text
Audio
Video
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Trojan War

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Interstellar Travel

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Since the dawn of humankind, we have constantly sought out mediums to pass on information and convey emotion, from oral traditions to signs (Egyptian hieroglyphs and wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes).

About a century ago, audio and video started to serve as the new "language" for us to capture our experiences. However, due to limitations of technology at the time, the power of this "language" was undermined by low definition and a less than ideal level of detail.

The past century has witnessed the ongoing enhancement to video resolution – from SD, HD, and 4K, to 8K UHD.

8K UHD does not just mean more pixels. It generates lifelike detail and colors, creating an endlessly immersive viewing experience. From long shots to close-ups, a crisp 8K digital feed is truly a sight to behold. 8K UHD allows us to pass on history in a more vivid manner, and bridge the gap between our digital and physical worlds.

What Does 8K Mean in Practice?

Sharper Edges

16x the resolution

8K vs. FHD

4x the frame rate

120 Hz vs. 30 Hz

Sharper Edges Sharper Edges

The 8K video is four times the resolution of 4K video, and 16 times that of FHD video. An 8K image has 7680 horizontal pixels and 4320 vertical pixels. The total resolution of an 8K image exceeds 33 megapixels, offering a level of detail down to the millisecond level.

More Vibrant Colors

40x the brightness level

4000 nits vs. 100 nits

4096x more colors

12 bits vs. 8 bits

+72% color gamut

HDR Vivid vs. SDR

More Vibrant Colors More Vibrant Colors

8K supports the dynamic HDR Vivid standard, which improves color gamut coverage by 72% and brightness by up to 40 times compared with SDR. In addition, 8K delivers 12-bit color depth (4096 shades), compared with HD's 8-bit color depth.

Broader Field of View

Broader Field of View

3x greater field of view

Broader Field of View

To experience the full splendor of 8K, the optimal viewing distance is 0.75–1.5X the height of the TV screen. When viewed at this optimal distance, an 8K TV can offer three times the field of view that an HD TV does at the same size. If the viewer is seated close enough to their 8K TV, and the TV is large enough, they will be able to truly immerse themselves in the scene, and dive right into a bountiful digital world.

What Does 8K Mean in Practice?

Sharper Edges

16x the resolution

8K vs. FHD

4x the frame rate

120 Hz vs. 30 Hz

The 8K video is four times the resolution of 4K video, and 16 times that of FHD video. An 8K image has 7680 horizontal pixels and 4320 vertical pixels. The total resolution of an 8k image exceeds 33 megapixels, offering a level of detail down to the millisecond level.

More Vibrant Colors

40x the brightness level

4000 nits vs. 100 nits

4096x more colors

12 bits vs. 8 bits

+72% color gamut

HDR Vivid vs. SDR

8K supports the dynamic HDR Vivid standard, which improves color gamut coverage by 72% and brightness by up to 40 times compared with SDR. In addition, 8K delivers 12-bit color depth (4096 shades), compared with HD's 8-bit color depth.

Broader Field of View

3x greater field of view

To experience the full splendor of 8K, the optimal viewing distance is 0.75–1.5X the height of the TV screen. When viewed at this optimal distance, an 8K TV can offer three times the field of view that an HD TV does at the same size. If the viewer is seated close enough to their 8K TV, and the TV is large enough, they will be able to truly immerse themselves in the scene, and dive right into a bountiful digital world.

How 8K Will Revolutionize Daily Life?

8K Puts Smart Home Interactions Center Stage

8K UHD allows for true-to-life reproduction of real scenes, essentially recreating the effective resolution of the human eye. 8K UHD also bridges the gap between real and virtual worlds. The convergence of 8K and other technologies like AI and IoT, has set the stage for a new smart life paradigm. Users will soon to be able to participate in immersive activities from the comfort of home: attending concerts, working remotely, playing VR games, exercising, and more.

 

Immersive Audiovisual Experience

 

8K smart TVs, 8K STBs, 8K large projectors,
smart services

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Virtual In-person Event Experience

 

Live broadcasts of major events

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8K+AI Innovative Interactive Experience

 

XR, interactive education, immersive entertainment, remote work

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The 8K UHD Ecosystem Is Thriving

The commercial use of 8K UHD involves concerted efforts across the board, including UHD content shooting, production, storage, transmission, and on-device presentation. The breakthroughs in 8K technologies within a thriving ecosystem have accelerated the commercial deployment of UHD. At the hardware level, the cost of hardware devices such as cameras and 8K TVs will be reduced, which will drive the generation of more 8K content. At the software level, advances in storage, encoding, and decoding technologies with the help of cloud computing and AI will greatly reduce the data volume of 8K video content. At the on-device experience level, the increasing popularity of 8K devices enables users to treat themselves to videos in 8K splendor. At the video transmission level, the popularization of 5G and lower pricing in data plans accelerate the commercial implementation of UHD videos.

8K UHD
Camera Encoding Data
transmission
Decoding Presentation

HiSilicon Joins Forces with Partners to Drive the 8K Industry Forward

HiSilicon is a leader in 8K UHD technologies. It has long invested in the 8K UHD R&D, and is the first provider to launch a full portfolio of 8K UHD chipsets. Its products cover all aspects of the value chain, from video capture, encoding and decoding, transmission, to presentation. In addition, HiSilicon actively promotes the implementation of industry standards and new applications in commercial scenarios, applies innovative solutions to major event live broadcasts, home entertainment, and VR interactions, and is committed to exploring more innovative commercial scenarios with partners.

8K Industry Forward

Support for enhanced UHD standards

• AVS3

• HDR Vivid

• 3D Audio

• ChinaDRM

• Next-generation
   high-speed    interfaces

Standards support

Taking the audiovisual experience to the next level

• 8K PQ

• 8K speed

• PQ enhancement

• IMAX

• Free viewing angle

• Bullet time

• 360VR

• AR

Applications

Driving the 8K commercial deployment

• TV stations

• CUVA

• Carriers

• STBs

• Encoders

• TVs

• Displays
   

• Peng Cheng    Laboratory

Partnerships

HiSilicon Solutions

HiSilicon On-Device 8K Benefits

HiSilicon On-Device 8K Benefits

Expression + Computation

E2E AI
PQ/AQ
Interactions
High-performance
heterogeneous
computing
Security
Low latency
  • Self-developed neural network processing engine
  • 30% higher MAC usage
  • 30% less power consumption
  • Compatible with PyTorch/TensorFlow/MindSpore
  • ONNX support
  • The AI PQ algorithm transcends the limitations of
    traditional algorithms to bring the differences
    between 8K and HD into plain sight
  • 8Kp120 decoding, 4K UI, multi-screen and
    multi-display, layered low latency
  • Next-generation standards: AVS3, HDR Vivid,
    3D Audio, and high-speed video interfaces
  • On-device noise reduction, low latency, and
    high-precision voice/gesture interactions
  • Always On Display and low-power smart center
  • AI gesture, wakeup in a matter of seconds,
    depth-sensing/ToF application
  • High-performing XPU (CPU/GPU/DSP)
  • Heterogeneous computing, with high
    performance and low power consumption
  • Common big and little cores and 1+3+4
    architecture, balancing performance and
    power consumption
  • Proprietary memory bus compression technology
  • Secure CPU management: Secure boot and
    verification
  • DDR scrambling protection module
  • Encryption and decryption of sensitive data
    in the memory
  • SM2/SM3/SM4
  • Leading ChinaDRM security standard
  • E2E low latency from sources, and channels,
    to display devices
  • Multi-screen collaboration and industry-leading
    low-latency projection
  • Low latency home distributed audio playback
  • Low latency human-computer interactions,
    such as IWB and gesture recognition

HiSilicon's Abundant On-Device 8K Chipsets

HiSilicon's Abundant On-Device 8K Chipsets

Video capture

Capture chipsets

Video decoding

Decoding chipsets

8K smart TVs

8K TV chipsets

8K displays

TCON & Driver

HiSilicon Solutions

The 8K UHD Ecosystem Is Thriving

The commercial use of 8K UHD involves concerted efforts across the board, including UHD content shooting, production, storage, transmission, and on-device presentation. The breakthroughs in 8K technologies within a thriving ecosystem have accelerated the commercial deployment of UHD. At the hardware level, the cost of hardware devices such as cameras and 8K TVs will be reduced, which will drive the generation of more 8K content. At the software level, advances in storage, encoding, and decoding technologies with the help of cloud computing and AI will greatly reduce the data volume of 8K video content. At the on-device experience level, the increasing popularity of 8K devices enables users to treat themselves to videos in 8K splendor. At the video transmission level, the popularization of 5G and lower pricing in data plans accelerate the commercial implementation of UHD videos.

Camera Encoding Data
transmission
Decoding Presentation

HiSilicon Joins Forces with Partners to Drive the 8K Industry Forward

HiSilicon is a leader in 8K UHD technologies. It has long invested in the 8K UHD R&D, and is the first provider to launch a full portfolio of 8K UHD chipsets. Its products cover all aspects of the value chain, from video capture, encoding and decoding, transmission, to presentation. In addition, HiSilicon actively promotes the implementation of industry standards and new applications in commercial scenarios, applies innovative solutions to major event live broadcasts, home entertainment, and VR interactions, and is committed to exploring more innovative commercial scenarios with partners.

Support for enhanced UHD standards

• AVS3

• HDRVivid

• 3D Audio

• ChinaDRM

• Next-generation high-speed interfaces

Standards support

Taking the audiovisual experience to the next level

• 8K PQ

• 8K speed

• PQ enhancement

• IMAX

• Free viewing angle

• Bullet time

• 360VR

• AR

Applications

Driving the 8K commercial deployment

• TV stations

• CUVA

• Carriers

• STBs

• Encoders

• TVs

• Displays
   

• Peng Cheng Laboratory

Partnerships

HiSilicon On-Device 8K Benefits

E2E AI

  • Self-developed neural network processing engine
  • 30% higher MAC usage
  • 30% less power consumption
  • Compatible with PyTorch/TensorFlow/MindSpore
  • ONNX support

PQ/AQ

  • The AI PQ algorithm transcends the limitations of traditional algorithms
    to bring the differences between 8K and HD into plain sight
  • 8Kp120 decoding, 4K UI, multi-screen
    and multi-display, layered low latency
  • Next-generation standards: AVS3, HDR Vivid,
    3D Audio, and high-speed video interfaces

Interactions

  • On-device noise reduction, low latency, and
    high-precision voice/gesture interactions
  • Always On Display and low-power smart center
  • AI gesture, wakeup in a matter of seconds,
    depth-sensing/ToF application

Expression + Computation

High-performance
heterogeneous
computing

  • High-performing XPU (CPU/GPU/DSP)
  • Heterogeneous computing, with high
    performance and low power consumption
  • Common big and little cores and 1+3+4
    architecture, balancing performance and
    power consumption
  • Proprietary memory bus compression
    technology

Security

  • Secure CPU management: Secure boot
    and verification
  • DDR scrambling protection module
  • Encryption and decryption of sensitive data
    in the memory
  • SM2/SM3/SM4
  • Leading ChinaDRM security standard

Low latency

  • E2E low latency from sources, and channels,
    to display devices
  • Multi-screen collaboration and
    industry-leading low-latency projection
  • Low latency home distributed audio playback
  • Low latency human-computer interactions,
    such as IWB and gesture recognition

HiSilicon's Abundant On-Device 8K Chipsets

Video capture

Capture chipsets

Video decoding

Decoding chipsets

8K smart TVs

8K TV chipsets

8K displays

TCON & Driver

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