4K at Coda


Here at Coda we keep up with the very latest in video and audio broadcast technology. This meant adapting our hardware, software and infrastructure to accommodate our client’s desire to finish in 4K @ 50fps. 4 times the size of HD with double the frame rate of a usual UK HD delivery, we had to evolve our hardware and workflows to cope with the large data rates a 2160/50fps show demands.

For one particular project we were tasked with mixing, onlining and delivering 2 series of 24 episodes to a tight schedule, running regular review sessions with the client where they were able to monitor in 5.1 and in watch the final pictures, in 2160/50fps, on our new Sony BVM-X300, Sony’s flagship 4K Grade 1 monitor.

We built powerful, bespoke machines which contained the very latest hardware which were capable of running 4K sequences at 50fps, whilst simultaneously monitoring 5.1 audio in one of our calibrated suites.

Keeping everything in house, we are able to send our beautifully encoded MXF OP1a XAVC QFHD through our Auto QC software to ensure it complies with the latest UHD Technical Specifications. This gives us and the client confidence that the files fully comply when it completes its upload.

With our solid machines and tailored workflows, handling 4K material has become second nature to us folk here at Coda. We are proud to be able to offer a hassle free 4K end to end solution handling everything with ease from ingest to delivery.