While 4K video is still going mainstream, 8K video doubles the near-photorealistic images from 4K. Today, there are few 8K providers, in part because 4K video is still coming online. The increase in video compression and enhanced network connectivity is one of the reasons for increased demand for high-quality video.

8K video will be used in environments where realism is needed. As the technology matures, it is expected to replace 4K. The resolution offered by 8K will allow for better image processing by machines, which includes sentiment analysis of humans. 8K will be popular in healthcare, media, and entertainment.

Like the current 720P and 1080P video resolutions, Aragon expects 4K and 8K to both be options for some time.