Discography > 'Ultra HD BD' format information
Format: Ultra HD BD
Parent format: Blu-Ray Disc
First product in this format issued: unknown
Last product in this format issued: unknown
According to a January 2015 Panasonic press release, the offiical name is 'Ultra HD Blu-Ray' not '4K Blu-Ray'. The resolution is 3840×2160 and is not the same as Digital Cinema 4K (4096×2160 resolution). Discs will use the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) codec a.k.a. H.265 and utilise a transfer rate of up to 100Mbps via triple-layer, 100GB Blu-Ray discs with about 33GB per layer. The specifications were finalised on the 13th May 2015.
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