UHD vs. HD
Summary: This article shows you the relations and differences between HD and UHD and recommend you some UHD resolutions for you to copy, rip and playback 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in an easy way.
Few years ago when HD came into sight, many jargons like true HD, full HD surfaced in the market and gradually millions of people upgraded their TV to HDTV. Today another new hot word UHD stands on the horizon and many marketing terms like 4K, 4K UHD hit us hard from all corners.So what does HD or UHD stand for? Is it worth it to upgrade your TV to UHD TV? In this article, we will show you the relations and differences between HD and UHD and recommend you some UHD resolutions for you to copy, rip and playback 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in an easy way. Now let’s get started.
High Definition, or short for HD, refers to videos that has more than 720 horizontal lines. The minimum resolution of a HD video is 1,280 x 720 (1,280 vertical lines and 720 horizontal lines), hence “720p”. It includes totally 921,600 pixels. There is also a term called Full HD, which features a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, and also is known as 1080p. In recent years, it has become the industry standard, and many television broadcasts, movies and video games are made in 1080p high definition. HD video comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
UHD, the acronym of Ultra High Definition, is the next upgrade of HD. Some people call UHD as 4K, and though 4K and UHD are different technically, these two words can be used interchangeably. You can go to 4K vs. UHD to learn the detailed differences. 4K UHD is made up of 3,840 vertical lines and 2,160 horizontal lines, namely 8,294,400 pixels, which is four times as many as that in a Full HD 1080p video.
The significant difference between HD and UHD is the resolution. Considering the pixel number, UHD means overall enhanced viewing experience. The video image of UHD would be much clearer, sharper, and crisper than HD. Once UHD TV was on the edge of the market due to its high price, but in the last few years, the price of UHD TV drops to a reasonable level, and even people who are careful about spending could afford it. To get the immersive viewing experience at home, you should buy a 4K UHD TV.
If you are a 4K UHD lover, you may have collected a batch of 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays or videos. So, have you thought of copying or ripping these 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays for backup? Do you want to find a software player that can playback your 4K UHD Blu-rays and videos smoothly with HDR 10 supported? Here we will recommend you the best UHD copy and ripper tool and player.
DVDFab UHD Copy is the first 4K UHD copy software program that is able to copy the entire disc/main movie of an unprotected 4K Ultra HD movie to 1:1 lossless or compressed ISO file, or burn and compress the Ultra HD movie to blank BD-25/50 disc with 2160p quality.
HDR10/Dolby Vision is one of main features of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, which can boost the brightness of highlights and bring more natural color. DVDFab UHD Copy is a great copy tool which can preserve the HDR10/Dolby Vision image quality of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. With a HDR10/Dolby Vision compatible display, you can enjoy your Ultra HD copy with astonishing video quality.
Usually, due to the large size of 4K Ultra HD movie, the copy process would take about 20 hours, but now DVDFab UHD Copy can compress the time to 1 hour only if your computer with the video card that is capable of 4K HEVC 10-bit decoding and encoding.
DVDFab UHD Copy is an easy-to-use copy tool, and you only need to choose the copy mode, add the 4K UHD source, and click the “Start” button. A 30-day free trial is available, so please feel free to try it yourself.
Note: With the leaked AACS 2.0 key, you can use DVDFab UHD Copy to back up protected 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray source. You also can use the key to rip protected 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays with DVDFab UHD Ripper and play them with DVDFab Player 5. But one thing should be noted is that all DVDFab products can only be used for legally personal use.
DVDFab UHD Ripper is the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ripping tool that can rip and convert an unprotected 4K Ultra HD movie into MKV/M2TS formats, with lossless or 4K HEVC 10-bit video quality. With this ripping program, you can enjoy your 4K Ultra HD movie on your giant screen UHD TV without using an Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
Same with DVDFab UHD Copy, UHD Ripper can retain the HDR10 effect of the original Ultra HD Blu-ray source. But Dolby Vision, another HDR10 equivalent format won’t be preserved in the conversion process.
Speediness is another feature of this UHD ripper. With its support to the latest hardware acceleration technologies, DVDFab UHD Ripper can shrink the 20 hours conversion process to around 1 hour. You can download this UHD ripping tool to have a free trial.
DVDFab Player 5 is the best 4K UHD media player with menu & HDR10 support on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. DVDFab Player 5 is the upgrade of Media Player 3 and comes with all-new playback engine and completely redesigned user interface. Its new powerful engine makes it able to open a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc up to five times faster than its similar competitors. Also, the new engine boosts the overall software stability and bring the playback smoothness up to a new level.
Navigation menu can bring great media viewing and playback control experience. Player 5 offers all-round navigation menu playback support on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, regardless of the source as genuine discs, ripped folders or ISO files. Player 5 supports HDR10 effect, which therefore can ensure crystal clear image quality. In addition to outputting high quality video, Player 5 also has the ability to output Hi-Res audio, up to Dolby Atmos & DTS:X.
Player 5 provides two playback modes, namely, PC mode and TV mode. PC mode is optimized for relatively small computer screen, while TV mode is designed for large screen and allows you to control the Player 5 with a Windows Media Center control. It would be a fantastic thing to watch Ultra HD Blu-ray through a large display. The convenience of Player 5 also lies in that it enables you to create your own playlist by sorting your movies by name or type and then playback them in an order you like. A 30-day free trial is also available on this powerful UHD player.