Amazon Studio has announced plans to shoot its upcoming slate of original series in the Ultra HD format.
Amazon has committed to producing its 2014 lineup of original programming in 4K. The Ultra HD format offers a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, four times the pixels of traditional high definition recordings.
"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."
The studio's upcoming lineup of pilots includes 'The After,' from 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter; 'Bosch,' an adaptation of the 'Harry Bosch' book series written by Michael Connelly; 'Mozart in the Jungle,' from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers; 'The Rebels' from Kevin Iwashina, Jeremy Garelick, Constance Schwartz, Matt Alvarez and former NFL player Michael Strahan; and 'Transparent' from Jill Soloway. Amazon customers will then be able to vote on the pilots to help determine which series will receive full orders to air exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Any full series orders and new 2014 pilots will be shot in 4K.