Super Hi-vision 8K resolution TV standard approved

By on August 26, 2012
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Broadcasts can be done in staggering 7,680 by 4,320 pixels resolution.

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If you’re of the fan club that ‘bigger is better’, then you’re about to be very, very happy.

Japanese broadcaster NHK has developed a broadcasting technology that will allow for up to 8k resolution broadcasting. That’s a resolution of about 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, which dwarfs the current HD standard of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. The company uses three specially built cameras to capture the high resolution footage at 60 frames per second, and hopes to double that to 120 fps. The firm recently demoed the technology at the Olympics in London, on a 145-inch display co-developed by Panasonic.

The standard was approved by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, but don’t expect it to be hitting the consumer market any time soon. The current push is towards 4K-enabled televisions, which LG is currently looking to debut.


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