Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)
251.8K views | +4 today
Follow
Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)
Digital Video Format of the Future
Curated by Andre Bontems
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scoop.it!

Japan's NHK tests long-distance 8K TV broadcast signal

Japan's NHK tests long-distance 8K TV broadcast signal | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Japan’s public broadcaster has successfully broadcast long-distance digital terrestrial signals for its Super Hi-Vision 8K format, sending massive amounts of data over UHF airwaves, but despite this test it’s unclear if many Japanese will be watching 8K TV by the time Tokyo hosts the Olympics in 2020.


Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Science & Technology Research Laboratories conducted the test from its bureau in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, in southern Japan, and managed to send the 8K Ultra High Definition TV signal to a receiving station 27 kilometers away using a single UHF channel.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Sharp Unveils New 8K Television Systems

Sharp Unveils New 8K Television Systems | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Every year at CES, companies are eager to push the limits to technology and have never been shy about unveiling new television products.


For those who don’t need 4K or want something bigger, well Sharp has something in store for you guys with their pair of 8K television sets.


Yup, you heard that right, according to Sharp, “4K today, 8K tomorrow.”


One of these 8K devices will be a glasses-free 3D television and was created together with Philips and Dolby to help deliver a very high-resolution glasses-free 3D viewing experience.


Given that 4K has yet to be the standard, we can only imagine the sharpness one might experience with 8K.


As we said earlier, not all these products are for sale and with Sharp’s 8K offerings, they are meant to be a “glimpse into the future”.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

World's Smallest 8K Camera Moving Forward

World's Smallest 8K Camera Moving Forward | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Astro Design's 8K camera is moving forward as Japan looks to broadcast in UHD 8K by 202.


Based on a design similar to the Sony F5 and F55, the camera is essentially a head, or brain, that records directly to an external recorder via an optical output with XLR connectors for audio.


The chip is huge, too, at 2.5 inches. 


The recorders are being developed in tandem and compresses at 1 over 6 to be recorded. 


It can record at 60p with plans for frame rates up to 120 fps. 


Currently, there’s only a prototype, but Astro Design is expecting the 8K camera to run about $300,000.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

The Future of Ultra-HD: A Recent SMPTE Meeting Update

The Future of Ultra-HD: A Recent SMPTE Meeting Update | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Two standards are actually being developed. Simply called UHDTV1 and UHDTV2, the easiest way to distinguish them is by their frame dimensions.


UHDTV1 would have a 4k resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels whereas UHDTV2 would have a whopping 8k resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels.


The standards would contain 10 and 12 bit depth, with chroma subsampling options at 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0. 8 bit, as well as interlacing and fractional framerates, would be discarded.


The likely base framerate would be 120 frames per second, due in part that 120 is divisible by many popular framerates such as 24, 30, and 60.


At such a high framerate, the “flicker fusion threshold,” a technical term for image flicker, would be greatly reduced.


Andre Bontems's insight:


One comment in this article will lead you to pause:

" ... More frames means more data, and with 8k cameras shooting up to 72 gigabits per second, this data management soon becomes serious."


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Industry’s First Video Signal Compression Technology capable of delivering 8K Super Hi-Vision HEVC in Real-time!

Industry’s First Video Signal Compression Technology capable of delivering 8K Super Hi-Vision HEVC in Real-time! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratory and Mitsubishi Electric have developed industry’s first HEVC real-time encoder for Super Hi-Vision (SHV).


The new technology offers compression efficiency which is nearly twice as of the AVC compression technology and 4 times of the MPEG-2 which is currently used in digital HD broadcasting.



more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Introducing 8K: The Final Frontier?

Introducing 8K: The Final Frontier? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Keeping apace with camera technology is like running a race where the finish line keeps on moving.

Just as the next generation of games consoles go on sale boasting the ability to display 4K images (although for the moment only those with the salary of a pro-footballer can afford screens able to make use of all those pixels) Japanese broadcaster NHK has started to film and broadcast events in 8K.

NHK are so excited about the technology that they have commissioned filmmakers to make short films showcasing 8K, which were screened at the recent Tokyo International Film Festival.

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

World's First 8K Movie at Cannes

World's First 8K Movie at Cannes | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



The Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK, Nippon Hoso Kyokai) have held the first ever public screening of 8K / Super Hi-Vision (SHV) film at Cannes Film Festival.


Sure this stuff has been on display at trade shows for a while now, but this is the first time that non press or industry types have been able to truly set their eyes upon it.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

8K as easy as 2K in 10 years

8K as easy as 2K in 10 years | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

In the post world we are not fearful of any new proposals - they can all be handled given enough time and money - although some are too expensive to be practical just yet.

 

As an indication of the size of data that facilities are being asked to tackle, film dailies are commonly of the order of 2.5TB of data per day for a standard 2K show. By contrast an 8K feature at 120fps might average 187TB per day of new data.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

NAB: Speakers Discuss Early 8K Activity

NAB: Speakers Discuss Early 8K Activity | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

4K is a pervasive topic this week at the NAB Show, but hang on: The 8K flavor of Ultra HD -- representing a whopping 16 times the picture resolution as today’s HD -- is also generating discussion on some panels.

 

Jim Houston, principal of Starwatcher Digital and AMPAS Scitech Council member, even predicted that it would be as easy to accommodate 8K 120 frames per second in a decade as it is do 2K today.

 

 

To illustrate the difference in file sizes, he related that today dailies can account for roughly 2.5 TB of data per day, while 8K at 120 fps could bring that number to 187TB.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

2013 NAB Show - NAB Labs Futures Park

2013 NAB Show - NAB Labs Futures Park | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

At the 2013 NAB Show, the NAB Labs Futures Park will feature numerous high-profile media technologies in development around the world, specifically chosen by NAB Labs for demonstration to the broad international audience in attendance.

 

List and Websites of Companies:

 

NHK (Super Hi-Vision)

http://www.nhk.or.jp/digital/en/super_hi/index.html

 

ETRI

http://www.etri.re.kr/eng/main/index.etri

 

NICT

http://www.nict.go.jp/en/about/

 

EBU

http://www3.ebu.ch/cms/en/home

 

WMWA

http://www.amwa.tv/

 

Zaxel Corporation

http://www.zaxel.com/

 

Project Fine

http://projectfine.eu/

 

Nanyang Technological University

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/index.aspx

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

http://www.rit.edu/

 

 

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 LABS FUTURES PARK:  North Hall - N1336

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

NHK to Present 8K Video at New NAB Labs Futures Park

NHK to Present 8K Video at New NAB Labs Futures Park | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Japanese public broadcaster NHK will present the latest iteration of its Super Hi-Vision system at the 2013 NAB Show.

 

It will feature a presentation theater for viewing the system's 8k video and 22.2-multichannel sound (including content recorded in cooperation with the Olympic Broadcasting Service and the BBC at the London 2012 Olympic Games).

 

The system's 7680 x 4320 video format provides 16 times the number of pixels as HDTV, for stunning clarity and an immersive visual experience.

 

Meanwhile, the system's massive multichannel audio system produces unprecedented immersion into a 3D sound space for viewers located anywhere within a large viewing area.

 

NAB Labs Futures Park Website:

http://www.nabshow.com/2013/exhibits/special-attractions/nab-labs-futures-park.asp

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Forget 4K, it's an 8K TV you Want!

Forget 4K, it's an 8K TV you Want! | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

4K has been the talk of CES and looks likely to go big in 2014, but is it needed?


Invest in 4K now and you can be sure that it'll only be a few years before a more expensive 8K set, with 8K movies, seems necessary.


Such is the rate at which formats evolve now that HD TV is pretty much still a teenager by TV standards.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Samsung, others demo ‘Super Hi-Vision’ 8K

Samsung, others demo ‘Super Hi-Vision’ 8K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Just in case you think that the 4K resolution (3840*2160) is a thing to last for a long time, think again since 8K (7680*4320) technology may be approaching faster than expected.


The fact that not only Samsung, but also Sharp TVs (actually, Sharp has been demonstrating prototype 8K screens for a couple of years now to show off advantages of its IGZO display panel technology) and Philips are showcasing prototype 8K devices implies that the technology is not that far away from commercialization.


In Japan, 8K UHD TVs may become available as early as in 2016, then it will take another year or more for other markets to get their first televisions with 7680*4320 resolution.


Mass availability of 4K and then 8K TVs and displays will greatly depend on the price of UHD panels.


Once quality 4K screens hit mainstream price-points, the high-end of the market will likely move on to 8K.


Some additional Insight:

For Japan, TV technology is a high priority
http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/usatoday/article/4041099


Andre Bontems's insight:


8K is on the horizon and closing fast. It is the biggest threat to 4K!


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

For Japan, TV technology is a high priority

For Japan, TV technology is a high priority | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


While many TV makers are working on developing 4K technology, Japan is looking beyond.


In June, more than 20 competing Japanese manufacturers and broadcasters - including Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Panasonic, NTV and the NHK - put aside their differences and joined forces in a government-backed collaborative forum called "NexTV-F."


Their goals are simple: promote the development and adoption of UHD TV, and ensure that Japan is first in the world to broadcast in 8K.


8K - known as "Super Hi-Vision" in Japan - boasts four times the resolution of 4K, and 16 times that of current full HD.


The U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) finalized the standard last year, and some in the industry have suggested it may be the highest practical resolution for consumer displays.


Andre Bontems's insight:


... Some insight on this article:

Sony’s Bread and Butter? It’s Not Electronics.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/business/global/sonys-bread-and-butter-its-not-electronics.html?_r=0



more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses

NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Some people are still coming to terms with the fact that 4K is the new 1080i, wait till they get a load of 8K REC.2020 NHK style.

They keep shrinking the camera down. That thing was about the size of a small car about 24 months ago, and now NHK say they will continue to shrink the camera head while continuing to improve the image quality.

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Billions to watch Sochi Olympics in new Super Hi-Vision format

Billions to watch Sochi Olympics in new Super Hi-Vision format | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


For the first time in Olympic history the Games will be shot in the Super Hi Vision format which provides twice the better resolution than in movie theatres and sixteen times more pixels than current HD.


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

The Olympics of the Future

The Olympics of the Future | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The futurists envision wireless charging stations everywhere, flexible displays that will turn a variety of surfaces into information hubs and television featuring “super hi-vision” that is 16 times the level of detail of current high-definition TVs.

more...
Cate Briggs's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:29 PM

I think this is a good improvement. Even if people are not at the stadium, they will know how it feels to be there. Last year's Olympics were not as high death as I thought they would be, so I'm excited to see what it will be.

Scoop.it!

NHK cracks 8K Ultra-HDTV transmission

NHK cracks 8K Ultra-HDTV transmission | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Japan’s public broadcaster NHK says it has a solution for encoding its 8K ‘Super Hi-Vision’ transmissions.


Working with Mitsubishi Electric, NHK says the pair has jointly developed the world’s first rack-mounted High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) encoder and decoder for 8K transmission.


Mitsibishi Press release

http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2013/0509-b.pdf


Andre Bontems's insight:


4K versus 8K .. a battle of Titans!


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Astro Design Debuting an 8K Camera Head and 1080P LCOS EVF

Astro Design Debuting an 8K Camera Head and 1080P LCOS EVF | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



Can you imagine a camera that can do 8K 60P? Well Astro Design say the 8K AH- 4800 camera can do just that.





Astro Design Website:

http://www.astrodesign.co.jp/english/


more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Super Hi-Vision 8K TV standard approved by UN agency

Super Hi-Vision 8K TV standard approved by UN agency | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

A new high-resolution television format has been approved by the UN’s communication standards setting agency.  

 

Broadcasts in 8K will offer a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels – roughly the equivalent of a 32 megapixel photo.  

 

That is 16 times as sharp as current HD TVs offering about 2MP resolutions.

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 NHK Stand Number:  N231

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

NHK /digital - 22.2 Multichannel Sound System for Ultra High Definition TV

NHK /digital - 22.2 Multichannel Sound System for Ultra High Definition TV | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Full Report (PDF Format);

http://www.nhk.or.jp/digital/en/technical/pdf/IBC2007_08040907.pdf

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

NAB 2013 Stand Number:  N231

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Does Ultra HDTV signal the end of three-sensor cameras?

Does Ultra HDTV signal the end of three-sensor cameras? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

In the coming world of 4 and 8K resolution video cameras, a tried and true technology—the three-sensor camera—may fall to the wayside in favor of more cost-effective single-sensor image-making tools.

more...
No comment yet.