The workshop on 4K fiber optic transmission was led by Christian Ganahl, Product Manager at Neutrik AG. In this workshop the challenges of the transmission
of huge data volumes over big distances, the future will bring inevitably, was discussed.
On a HD TV at home we can see a resolution of 1080i or 720p; a Blu-ray movie makes already HD 3G possible on a full HD TV which conforms to a resolution of
1080p. This resolution is currently state of the art in the area of events with projections or mobile LED screens. So far, it is only the cinema where we
can enjoy a 4096 x 2160 resolution also known as 4K. But this is about to change and already in the next year the event industry expects first live
transmissions in UHD. And this was not enough: the Japanese broadcaster NHK announced the broadcast of the Olympic Games in 8K 120p (12 bit) for 2020 which
would be an incredible transfer rate of 96 Gbps. Even though this is still lying ahead, it already drives the industry.