New NHK’s Ultra HDTV praised -
NHK’s Ultra HDTV praised
Last week Japan’s public broadcaster NHK demonstrated its 7680 x 4320 pixel Ultra HD system at CommunicAsia, Singapore – and visitors were amazed. NHK’s two 8K projectors (a pair of LCoS units) delivered a combined 8000 Lumens of light onto a screen measuring 6.6 x 3.7m, and some spectacular images.
Visitors to the show – which will be repeated this September at IBC along with live, satellite-delivered footage captured in London – were certainly impressed. “Staggering,” said one viewer, “wonderfully impressive,” said another.
NHK was telling visitors that the broadcaster expects this technology to replace today’s HDTV transmissions in about 10 years, with further work needing to be done on miniaturising the 33 million pixel camera used to capture the shots.