Originally Posted by Fiat131
P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array Smart TVs enable consumers to stream Ultra HD content through Ultra HD enabled apps such as Netflix, with HDCP 2.2 support also built-in, allowing playback of protected Ultra HD content.
My nervousness about this DRM scheme may prove unwarranted with camcorders, and I hope that is the case. It's very clear how HDCP 2.2 works when presented with other HDCP 2.2 devices. It's less clear how it reacts when presented with a non-HDCP 2.2 or MHL enabled device, it should pass HD but may block UHD. If a UHD set was $50 or $50,000, I would not buy it until there are assurances that a means exists for playing unprotected 4k/2160p/UHD personal content. That's been a problem already with some UHD sets.
Edward Felton wrote, "the main practical effect of HDCP has been to create one more way in which your electronics could fail to work properly with your TV," and concluded in the aftermath of the master key fiasco that HDCP has been "less a security system than a tool for shaping the consumer electronics market."
The HDCP 2.2 device is intended to " "frustrate attempts to defeat content protection requirements." Viewed in the context of Edward Felton's statement above, it's reasonable to concluded that Intel's tool for shaping the consumer electronics market is targeting internet/online delivery and the primary means for UHD content delivery.
One display that has an apparent workaround is the Panasonic 4k/UHD display, which has an H.264 decoder for the USB port, allowing personally owned/created content to play from a USB drive. Samsung also decodes and plays UHD content from a USB drive but for UHD comes only with a hack. Sony so far, has frustrated all attempts to play UHD unprotected content except content otherwise obtained through its proprietary authorized products, the X1 media player, Sony direct connected 4k/UHD camcorders and HDCP 2.2 or MHL enabled sources.
Before anyone attacks me for being a 4k/UHD opponent, be aware I'm "all in." I have $60,000 invested in Sony 4k kit, including PMW-F55 CineAlta camera, Cine PL primes, batteries, chargers, memory cards...but NO 4k monitor at this time. I'm watching the issue closely.
As for HEVC, there is no reason to get excited about this. It is merely a low quality 8 bit 4:2:0 scheme to deliver highly compressed UHD content at the existing low HD bitrates over internet broadband. For camera enthusiasts, it is much more important to have a higher bitrate, less compressed, higher quality acquisition codec such as XAVC, XAVC-S, Apple ProRes, Cinema DNG or cinema raw formats.
I've been creating 4k content, mostly in 29.97/p for its cinematic expression, but the F55 is 4k 60/p enabled, shoots 1080/p at up to 180 fps. It's likely not the heat that precludes the AX100 from doing UHD/60p but the speed of memory cards of which AX100 uses a single SD card. The F55 uses high speed Pro SxS 128 GB that cost $1,300 ea for about 30 minutes of 4k/60p.
As for the subject camera at hand the AX100, there likely will be a pro version of this as well with XLR inputs, a few more gamma choices, a little more extensive manual control, perhaps other features as well, but as is, it looks to be a SENSATIONAL value. To have that 1 inch class sensor, lends a modicum of real low light capability and creative DOF control. I may have to get one.
Now solve for me the best UHD monitoring riddle and I'll join you with that solution as well! Good luck all!