“Apple has set itself a leadership position within the video and broadcast industry, and the strength of that position will come clear in December when the Mac Pro ships — kick-starting the 4K content creation industry when it does,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“Mac Pro will ship in December. It is likely Apple will offer 4K displays made by Sharp for sale through its stores when the Mac goes on sale,” Evans writes. “Mac Pro, Final Cut and other 4K-compatible software tools in conjunction with the emerging Thunderbolt 2 class peripheral products that should surface in 2014 mean pro content creators will soon be in position to affordably create 4K content. The interest shown in the standard by broadcasters and online video services means there’s also an emerging distribution system for such content.”
Evans writes, “Following this logic, it remains clear 4K is an essential element to Apple’s pro hardware plans; it also seems inevitable these plans will extend to UltraHD services via iTunes. All we need are affordable 4K TVs.”
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