NHK to Showcase High Frame Rate 8k Television at IBC2014
TelevisionPost.com reports that at IBC2014 in Amsterdam next month, Japanese public broadcaster NHK is demonstrating its 8k Super Hi-Vision television system, including the latest enhancements such as high frame rate resolution. 8k Super Hi-Vision features 16 times the resolution of high definition and 22.2 channel audio. NHK has been leading its development, and first brought a theatre demonstration of the system to IBC in 2006. Since then IBC has seen many milestones in 8k, including the first international links – from London and Torino to Amsterdam – at IBC2008. In 2008 NHK won an IBC Special Award for its work on 8k, and in 2012 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories were the recipients of IBC’s highest award, the International Honour for Excellence. This year the milestone is an end to end high frame rate system. Cameras, video processing and displays all provide 8k resolution – 7680 x 4320 pixels – at 120 progressive frames a second, resulting in an unprecedented sense of ‘being there’.