NHK updates 8K for NAB
April 9, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Japan’s public broadcaster NHK is showcasing its latest product and programming concepts in 8K/Super Hi-Vision at the giant NAB show in Las Vegas next week (North Hall N8933).
NHK will debut two new lightweight 8K cameras which they have developed for broadcasters, one of which can be fitted with its own recording unit and thus be the first portable video camera/recorder.
They have also made considerable changes to its 8K professional recorder, with the unit shrinking i size and greater ease of use and functionality.
Technically NHK will also screen test footage and finished programming in 8K, including 120 frames/second fast-moving sports, and captured in 22.2 channel audio.
NHK say that they will be capturing test 8K footage from next year’s Rio Olympics. NHK says it will achieve the widespread use of 8K in 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, in line with Japan’s present road map for 4K and 8K.
NAB delegates can view the tests and programming on NHK’s 350” 8K theatre.