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Cannes Festival view NHK’s 8K movie

May 20, 2013

By Chris Forrester

Japan’s public broadcaster has shown what it claims is the world’s first 8K ‘Super Hi-Vision’ movie. The film was shown on May 16th and 17th and was a short comedy entitled Beauties À La Carte. In addition, NHK will showcase other types of 8K programming on a giant 220” TV screen with what they claim is the highest-resolution available today.

Beauties À La Carte is directed by Toshio Lee (Detroit Metal City), and was shown on the 220” screen to demonstrate the visual benefits of 8K/SHV (7680 x 4320 pixels), which boasts 16 times the resolution of current ‘ordinary’ full-HD (1920 x 1080), to the global film industry. The format features a 22.2-channel audio system that was also developed by NHK.

Other material being showcased at Cannes includes material drawn from this year’s Rio ‘Mardi Gras’ carnival, and the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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