Amazon Studios to Shoot Series in 4K16 Dec, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Amazon Studios will shoot its 2014 original series in 4K, in anticipation of more Ultra-HD screens in consumer hands.
“As a premium original content creator, we’re excited about 4K and the future of Ultra-HD technology, particularly as we move into drama series next year,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. “All of the pilots and series we produce next year will be shot in 4K. That includes our first ever drama series that we will greenlight next year — we think customers are going to love watching these series in the highest resolution ever available to consumers and we can’t wait to deliver it."
Amazon will debut five new comedy and drama pilots in 2014, including “The After,” from Chris Carter (“The X-Files”); “Bosch,” based on book series by Michael Connelly; “Mozart in the Jungle,” from Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited); “The Rebels” from former New York Giants football player Michael Strahan; and “Transparent,” from Jill Soloway (“Six Feet Under”).
Amazon is also introducing a 4K Ultra-HDTV Guide at Amazon.com/4K, which offers information about the differences between 4K and high-def, an pixel comparison chart, and a selection of Ultra-HD TVs and 4K compatible receivers and Blu-ray Disc players.