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Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
is a digital optical disc data storage format that supersedes Blu-ray.[2] Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
discs are incompatible with existing Blu-ray
Blu-ray
players.[1] Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
supports 4K UHD (3840 × 2160 resolution) video at frame rates up to 60 frames per second,[2] encoded using High Efficiency Video
Video
Coding.[2] The discs support both high dynamic range by increasing the color depth to 10-bit per color and a greater color gamut than supported by conventional Blu-ray
Blu-ray
video by using the Rec. 2020
Rec. 2020
color space. Specifications[edit] The specification allows for three disc capacities, each with their own data rate: 50 GB with 82 Mbit/s, 66 GB with 108 Mbit/s, and 100 GB with 128 Mbit/s.[2] Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
technology was licensed in mid 2015, and players had an expected release date of Christmas 2015.[2] Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
uses a new revision of AACS DRM, AACS 2. On May 12, 2015, the Blu-ray Disc Association revealed completed specifications and the official Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
logo.[3] Unlike conventional DVDs and Blu-rays, the new 4K format does not have region coding.[4] On March 1, 2016, the BDA released Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
with mandatory support for HDR10
HDR10
Media Profile video and optional support for Dolby Vision.[5][6] As of January 23, 2018, the BDA spec v3.2 also includes optional support for HDR10+ and Philips/Technicolor’s SL-HDR2.[7] Initial titles[edit] The first Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Discs were officially released from four studios on March 1, 2016.[8] These were Sony (six titles: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express, and The Smurfs 2),[9] Lionsgate (four titles: Sicario, The Last Witch Hunter, The Expendables 3, and Ender's Game),[10] Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
(four titles: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Lego Movie, Pan, and San Andreas),[11] and 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
(10 titles: The Martian, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Exodus: Gods and Kings, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Maze Runner, Wild, Agent 47, Fantastic Four, and Life of Pi).[12][excessive detail?] Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness
are the first Ultra HD Blu-rays from Paramount Home Media Distribution, which were released on June 14, 2016.[13] Sammi Cheng
Sammi Cheng
Touch Mi 2 World Tour was officially the world's first live concert released in UHD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
format on 22 May 2017 by Warner Music Group. The concert was the first live show production recorded in 4K format in region, and the field production and pre-production work was begun in November, 2016.[14] The first Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which was released in the United States on August 22, 2017.[15][16] References[edit]

^ a b c d e "White Paper: Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc™ Format" (PDF). www.blu-raydisc.com (4th ed.). 2015. Retrieved 2016-12-28.  ^ a b c d e "4K Blu-ray
Blu-ray
discs arriving in 2015 to fight streaming media". CNET. September 5, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  ^ " Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Specification and Releases New Logo - Business Wire". BusinessWire.com. May 12, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.  ^ Michael S. Palmer (2015-10-07). "Everything We Know About Ultra HD Blu-ray". High-Def Digest. Retrieved 2016-12-26.  ^ Caleb Denison (2016-01-28). "Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
arrives March 2016; here's everything we know". Digital Trends. Retrieved 2016-07-27.  ^ Michael S. Palmer (2016-02-10). "Hands On First Look: Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Player". High-Def Digest. Retrieved 2016-07-27.  ^ " Blu-ray Disc Association – Update – 1/12/2018". From Vinyl to Plastic. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-01-12.  ^ "Upcoming Fox 4K Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Titles". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016.  ^ Thomas K. Arnold (2016-01-06). "Dolby Collaborates on 4K Ultra HD Movies from Sony, MGM, Uni". Variety. Retrieved 2016-12-26.  ^ Steven Cohen (2016-01-13). "Lionsgate Reveals Ultra HD Blu-ray Launch Titles, Release Date Set for March 1". High-Def Digest. Retrieved 2016-12-26.  ^ "WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT'S FIRST ULTRA HD BLU-RAY™ TITLES TO BE RELEASED MARCH 1". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-12-26.  ^ "4k Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Titles from Fox Show Up on Amazon". Hd-report.com. Retrieved 2016-12-26.  ^ http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=18800 ^ " Sammi Cheng
Sammi Cheng
Touch Mi 2 world tour 4K Blu-ray". bluray.com. Retrieved 2017-06-28.  ^ Landy, Tom (July 4, 2017). "James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Blu-ray
Blu-ray
and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Coming in August". High-Def Digest. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.  ^ Katzmeier, David (June 9, 2017). "'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' could be Disney's first 4K Blu-ray". CNET. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017. 

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Discs

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
(BD / BD-ROM) Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc recordable (BD-R / BD-RE) Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Java (BD-J) High Fidelity Pure Audio
High Fidelity Pure Audio
(HFPA) Total HD Ultra HD

Technology

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc region codes Blu-ray
Blu-ray
& HD- DVD
DVD
comparison HDTV disc format war Blu-ray
Blu-ray
rot BD-AV Blue laser

Content protection

BD-ROM Mark BD+ Cinavia AACS HDCP

Groups

Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Founders (BDF) BD-R(E)(DL) manufacturers Disc manufacturers Player manufacturers

Hardware/Software/Content

VCR/ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
combo Blu-ray
Blu-ray
ripper Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc recorder 3D releases

Portal Category

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Video
Video
storage formats

Videotape

Analog

Quadruplex (1956) VERA (1958) Ampex 2 inch helical VTR (1961) Sony 2 inch helical VTR (1961) Type A (1965) CV-2000 (1965) Akai (1967) U-matic
U-matic
(1969) EIAJ-1
EIAJ-1
(1969) Cartrivision (1972) Philips VCR (1972) V-Cord (1974) VX (1974) Betamax
Betamax
(1975) IVC (1975) Type B (1976) Type C (1976) VHS
VHS
(1976) VK (1977) SVR (1979) Video
Video
2000 (1980) CVC (1980) VHS-C
VHS-C
(1982) M (1982) Betacam
Betacam
(1982) Video8 (1985) MII (1986) S- VHS
VHS
(1987) S- VHS-C
VHS-C
(1987) Hi8 (1989) Ruvi (1998)

Digital

D1 (1986) D2 (1988) D3 (1991) DCT (1992) Digital Betacam
Betacam
(1993) D5 (1994) Digital-S
Digital-S
(D9) (1995) Betacam
Betacam
SX (1996) Digital8
Digital8
(1999) MicroMV
MicroMV
(2001)

High Definition

Sony HDVS
Sony HDVS
(1984) UniHi (1984) W- VHS
VHS
(1994) HDCAM
HDCAM
(1997) D- VHS
VHS
(1998) D6 HDTV VTR
D6 HDTV VTR
(2000) HDV
HDV
(2003) HDCAM
HDCAM
SR (2003)

Videodisc

Analog

Phonovision (1927) Ampex-HS (1967) TeD (1975) LaserDisc
LaserDisc
(1978) CED (1981) VHD (1983) Laserfilm
Laserfilm
(1984) CD Video
CD Video
(1987) VSD (c. 1987)

Digital

VCD (1993) MovieCD
MovieCD
(1996) DVD
DVD
(1996) Mini DVD
DVD
(c. 1996) DVD- Video
Video
(1997) CVD (1998) SVCD (1998) EVD (2003) PVD (Personal Video
Video
Disc) (2003) HVD (High-Definition Versatile Disc) (2004) UMD (2004) FVD (2005)

High Definition

MUSE Hi-Vision LD (1994) VMD (2006) HD DVD
DVD
(2006) BRD (BD/ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
disc) (2006) MiniBD (c. 2006) HVD (Holographic Versatile Disc) (2007) CBHD (China Blue High-definition Disc) (2008) UHD BRD (Ultra HD Blu-ray
Blu-ray
disc) (2016)

Virtual

Media agnostic

DV (1995) DVCPRO (1995) DVCAM (1996) DVCPRO50 (1997) DVCPRO HD (2000)

Tapeless

CamCutter Editcam (1995) XDCAM
XDCAM
(2003) MOD (2005) AVCHD
AVCHD
(2006) AVC-Intra (2006) TOD (2007) iFrame (2009) XAVC (2012)

Solid state

P2 (2004) SxS (2007) MicroP2
MicroP2
(2012)

Video
Video
recorded to film

Kinescope
Kinescope
(1947) Telerecording
Telerecording
(1940s) Electronicam
Electronicam
kinescope (1950s) Electronic Video
Video
Recording (1967)

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High definition media

Media formats

Blu-ray China Blue High-definition Disc (CBHD) D-VHS HD DVD Holographic Versatile Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray

Promoter

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association China High-definition DVD
DVD
Industry Association HD DVD
DVD
Promotion Group HVD Forum

Interactivity

Advanced Content BD-Java

Recordable formats

BD-R BD-RE HD DVD-R HD DVD-RAM HD DVD-RW

Comparison

Comparison of high definition optical disc formats

Copy prevention

AACS (BD, FVD, and HD DVD) BD+ (BD) HDCP (BD and HD DVD) ROM Mark (BD) Cinavia (BD)

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
players

TotalMedia Theatre CyberLink PowerDVD PlayStation 3 Sony BDP-S1 PlayStation 4 Xbox One

HD DVD
DVD
players

Xbox 360 HD DVD
DVD
Drive

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High-definition (HD)

Concepts

High-definition television High-definition video Ultra-high-definition television

Analog broadcast (All defunct)

819 line system HD MAC MUSE (Hi-Vision)

Digital broadcast

ATSC DMB-T/H DVB ISDB SBTVD

Audio

Dolby Digital Surround sound DSD DXD DTS

Filming and storage

DCI HDV

HD media and compression

Blu-ray CBHD D-VHS DVD-Audio H.264 H.265 HD DVD HD VMD MPEG-2 MVC Super Audio CD Ultra HD Blu-ray Uncompressed VC-1

Connectors

Component DisplayPort DVI HDMI VGA

Deployments

List of digital television deployment

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