The human eye is the most dynamic, highest-resolution biological optical sensor in the world. It has biological sensors embedded in strategic physical locations with real-time adaptable sensitivity to impact us every second of our waking life. The more realistic we sense that escape with our eyes, the greater the stimulation of the eye sensor and the greater the enjoyment of the experience.

The largest impact in creating true-to-life images over the past 20 years has been resolution. These changes have occurred in the home with television and computers as well as at the theater. We have all experienced the increasing trend in resolution improvements for both digital cinema converting from film to enjoyment in our home television. We have also moved from DVD standard resolution to HD (2k), and today to UHD (4k) and have seen demonstrations of soon to be available 8K systems. As amazing as the eye performs, it will have a difficult time seeing more value from >8K.

But everyone must realize there is more stimulation the eye can sense, and it is imperative that we as an industry provide that greater stimulation; taking advantage of sensory systems and the true-life of the display.

Next: High Dynamic Range