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It's just an experiment or hack, but it is real. A computer game running (albeit very slowly) in glorious 8K

Here's another chance to read our argument that wider screens would be better than 8K. Screens are getting wider: wider than widescreen. And this is a good thing

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

The current fixation on resolution is misplaced and we’re in danger of missing the point completely when we make films and videos

8K is so last month. How about 19K?

Published in Technology & Computing

Fancy a video camera with 200 Megapixels?

NHK & Mistubishi’s 8K HEVC encoder

Published in Technology & Computing

It looks unassuming, but this lump of rack unit kit is part of the future of broadcast. Given that five minutes of uncompressed 8K can take up an entire terabyte of storage, harnessing the power of HEVC to squash it down into something both storable and transmittable is a worthwhile venture. NHK and Mitsubishi have been the first to do it with this 8K encoder.

World Cup games to be captured in 8K

Published in Production

FIFA is making plans alongside Japan's NHK to capture some of the games from this summer's World Cup in Brazil in 8K. And the footage will be down converted to 4K to help 4K producers. Down converting to 4K! You read it here first!

NAB 2015: Ikegami joins the 8K party

Published in Production

Ikegami is another manufacturer working with NHK on developing Super Hi-Vision camera kit, and with its latest shoulder-mounted SHK-810 it is also highlighting the astonishing amount of progress made since it manufactured its first 8K prototype back in 2002.

The future of TV isn't about resolution but immersion. Netflix wants to take us bigger and wider

NAB 2015: Hitachi's 8K broadcast super camera

Published in Studio & Broadcast

NHK is still pushing forward with its 8K Super-High Vision television project and is planning to begin test broadcasts in Asia next year (2016) with an end goal of broadcasting the entire 2020 Olympics in Tokyo at 8K resolution. To this end it is working closely with Hitachi on developing new 8K video cameras and the latest fruit from this collaboration is the SK-UHD-8060, an 8K camera with a 33-million pixel CMOS sensor.

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