Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist for film lore band Spinal Tap, famously explained to legendary (and imaginary) filmmaker Marty Dibergi that his Marshall amp, “when you need that extra punch”, went one louder… “to eleven”.
While Murideo’s next generation video generators and analyzers don’t quite go to 11K, on the far horizon when you indeed may need that extra little punch, 10K is written into the HDMI 2.1a specification. But for the foreseeable future, 8K and its more than 33 million pixels, fourfold over those of the 4K era, are what we will be contending with for signal distribution and display calibration.
Murideo testing and calibration tools are developed using our Keysight DSOX92004A, 20Ghz oscilloscope, a nearly half-million dollar reference-level, laboratory machine for performance and compliance testing of HDMI 2.1 signal devices. The precision of our products rewards us with clients such as NASA, Pixar, Imax, Sony, Sound United and worldwide, world-class integrators and calibrators like yourselves. Meeting the expectations of demanding clients is one of the challenges we thrive upon, and we feel confident new upgrades for the Murideo suite of tools places our clients in the best position for continued success.
Let’s examine which 8K solution will save you time, guarantee provable results, and become your newest partner on the jobsite.
From its launch, the MU-FXHD-KIT original Fox and Hound proved indispensable discovering system chokepoints with cabling and sorting out EDID and HDCP conflicts between sources and displays. Starting at the source and working toward the display, any error preventing signal from reaching the display was easily discoverable, confirmable, and resolvable.
The new MU-FXHD-KIT-8K retains all valuable features of the original kit such as EDID read and Copy functions, HDR static and dynamic metadata generation, and HDMI cable continuity and bandwidth testing. Bandwidth extends to 40Gbps with a maximum resolution timing of 8K60Hz, full HDMI 2.1 support with Fixed Rate Link FRL5 compliance and HDCP 2.3 verification.
Time is valuable to you and your clients and not a SKU you can simply reorder. Time can be defined as a resource directly translatable into revenue gained or retained, directly correlating to client rapport and even client retention. Rapid and accurate installation coupled with efficient trouble-shooting exemplifies expertise within your company and extends to client perception.
The Murideo Fox and Hound Kit will prove to be one of the few investments that genuinely and tangibly pays for itself.
Favored by calibrators for its seamless interface with CalMAN, the 8K Six-G and 8K Six-A generator / analyzer pair receive a bandwidth increase to 40 Gbps. Three added features residential and commercial integrator’s may find beneficial in comparison to the Fox and Hound have been incorporated into the Six series update.
One is the capability to send a Dolby Vision signal in addition to the trio of HDR signals. With Netflix content almost exclusively in Dolby Vision, verifying that every form of content is correctly playable prior to leaving a site, especially if the client has not yet established service at time of system deployment.
PC software enables a logging feature, to confirm intermittent issues with a device may exist.
When paired with the 8K Six-A, the duo are able to test for latency between the source and the display, identifying whether it is as simple as an HDMI cable or something more complex. Data analysis provided enables you to eliminate the culprit.
EDID capability has been bolstered to now provide 6 ‘canned’ EDIDs and space for 10 user copies.
Unlike the Fox and Hound kit, the 8K Six-G can be used to generate reference-grade patterns from CalMAN, Light Illusion and Argyll calibration software as a fully functional calibration tool. Integration companies that also wisely calibrate displays will find the 8K Six-G provides every pattern necessary available for comprehensive SDR, HDR, and Dolby Vision calibrations, including a custom HDR memory.
The Murideo Seven has also been the recipient of an 8K update, remaining the top portable 8K generator for manufacturing use, professional calibrators, and integrators who demand only the best gear as part of their kit. The 8K Seven mates perfectly with CalMAN and Light Illusion.
Next Gen game consoles are getting married to 8K displays in cutting edge systems around the globe. Be among the first calibrators and integrators to certify 120fps game performance with the Murideo 8K Seven.
The 8K Seven is Dolby Laboratories certified for Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Audio™ and includes an extensive array of audio system performance testing capabilities.
Murideo engineers were busy finding the best performing, highest quality 40Gbps HDMI chip sets, exhaustively tested to be assured Murideo products continue to have legendary stability, reliability, and durability to carry all of us over the threshold into the next generation of video and audio. While changes in the industry force necessary updates from 4K to 8K, Murideo has retained the same familiarity of use with our generators and analyzers so you can hit the ground running.
As always, never hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, or comments, as we always welcome feedback for improvements you wish to see incorporated into our products.
And just for the record: The 1959 Fender Bassman amplifier had controls that went to “12”…
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