There are not many 8K projectors, TVs or monitors, but it does not mean that 8K editing is not useful. As NVIDIA explained when it first announced its 8K collaboration with RED, "there is more flexibility for image stabilization, or panning and zooming to reframe a picture without losing image quality in the final [4K] delivery format. For visual effects, high resolution can provide high resolution More details for tracking or tasting. High-resolution video downsampling can help reduce noise and maintain a high quality level. "
If you're still not convinced, NVIDIA said the technology works just as well on 4K, 6K and other more used formats . The two companies demonstrated the system of 8K RED RAW recording and a $ 6,300 Quadro RTX 6000 installed in an HP Z4 workstation with a CPU, but the same 8K performance is also available on NVIDIA's much cheaper (relatively) $ 2500 Titan RTX or $ 1
Although it still looks like a lot of money, NVIDIA's 8K technology eliminates the need for a multi-CPU computer or RED's own $ 6,750 RED Rocket solution. "As GPUs further developed, this has enabled authorized content creators to receive these performance gains in much more modest systems," said RED collaborator and cinema photographer Phil Holland. "A few years ago things like real-time playback or real-time encoding when exporting [RAW] recording were not even possible."
The Colorfront and Color Correction Company Colorfront said it was planned to integrate SDK into its systems, and Adobe, DaVinci and others will probably do the same. The first apps will start coming out at the end of the first quarter of 2019.