NHK tries to prime viewers for 8K with interactive features
CIO.com.au reports that for those that don’t already suffer from high-definition fatigue, Japanese public broadcaster NHK is developing interactive and mobile technologies to make the idea of 8K video — the next resolution stage beyond 4K — more appealing.
At an open house event on Tuesday, the company’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories demonstrated an 8K satellite link with a camera on Tokyo Bay, and showed how viewers can make the most of 8K, a format it has been pioneering for years.
At 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels, the resolution of 8K, which NHK also calls Super Hi-Vision, is 16 times that of standard HD and four times that of 4K TVs. Uncompressed Super Hi-Vision signals can run about 24 gigabits per second (Gbps) or even 48 Gbps at 120 frames per second. It also has a 22.2 multichannel sound system.