Up-scaling HD to 4K


As the main issues of 4K resolution is lack of content it is important that consumers also be able to enjoy the benefits of 4K TV for their existing HD content libraries. Here come the up-scaling HD to 4K technology. Without a good technology up-scaling content from SD to HD (from 2K to 4K) and the variety of different video resolutions, frame rates, and compression formats from these sources results in uneven levels of quality, which are particularly evident when viewing on a 4K TV. To avoid this kind of issues Technicolor provide 4K image certification testing (Technicolor 4K Image Certified). With Technicolor 4K Image Certified products, consumers can be confident of a 4K source device’s ability to deliver a stunning 4K Hollywood movie experience in the home from their existing HD content.

Up-scaling (up-conversion) HD resolution to 4K resolution is the process taking the native resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and up-scaling it to a Ultra HD of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels by ‘guessing’ the missing pixels.