For those early 8K video enthusiasts who already have an 8K Ultra HD television or may be planning to get one soon, renowned video expert and industry consultant Florian Friedrich has posted a series of informative articles and native 8K streaming videos to feed your appetite.

On his web site,, Friedrich, CEO of FF Pictures GmbH, delves into important technical elements exploring such areas as “What Is Real 8K?,” and “Viewing Distance and Human Visual Acuity.”

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He even offers useful online calculators to help home theater owners determine the correct seating distances for the best experience.

One set of online calculators linked here – including viewing distance and field of view calculations — that takes screen size and other metrics into consideration.

For those with supporting equipment, Friedrich has produced test clips in both native 8K Ultra HD and upscaled ARRI Alexa 65 footage with an 8K test pattern at the end, in MPEG-4 format, linked here. These clips can be downloaded for direct playback on an 8K televisions.

Friedrich’s explanations are intended to help clear up confusion as to what “real 8K” is among other details.

These pieces get highly detailed and are presented for those interested parties who enjoy taking a deep dive into the science of the latest video technologies.

By Greg Tarr

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