Sony backs 4K in Rio shoot

Electronics giant Sony helped produce some “stunning” 4000-line test footage, along with Brazilian broadcaster TV Globo, of the famous Rio de Janeiro carnival. The tests are another example that Ultra HDTV technologies are real.

Raymundo Barros, Rede Globo Engineering Director, pointed out that these 4K images show that the TV evolution does not stop at [today’s] HDTV. Barros said that the UHDTV technology will reach free-to-air television “in a couple of years”.
The producers used a pair of Sony’s F-65 high-end cameras, already being used by filmmakers in place of celluloid-based cameras.

The footage will be showcased by Sony at NAB next month, and will demonstrate that workflow processes for handling U-HDTV exist.

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