NHK tests 8K at Winter Olympics
February 17, 2014
By Chris Forrester
Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has a small technical team at the Sochi Winter Olympics testing and recording events in 8K, Super Hi-Vision. The engineers have built a special theatre in the main Olympic complex at Sochi and equipped it with a Panasonic 145” display, plus 22.2-channel surround sound.
Viewers can see recordings made at the opening ceremony and figure skating competitions.
NHK’s technical facilities include a pair of Ikegami 8K cameras with FUJINON 5x zoom lenses and Canon 10x lenses. NHK has also covered the events with a 4K camera ultra-high frame rate unit shooting at 300 frames per second in order to provide super-slo-mo replays.