Advanced Television

8K high-profile at NAB and MIP

March 18, 2019

By Chris Forrester

Delegates to two major events in April can update themselves on the very latest developments – and programming – in 8K.

Both NAB and MIPTV have special 8K coverage this year. NAB in Las Vegas, as well as having plenty of technology companies addressing 8K production and camerawork, will hold a dedicated all-day free-to-attend seminar on 8K on April 10th.

Organised by acknowledged expert Chris Chinnock of the 8K Association, his panellists will provide an overview the state of the 8K industry today and prospects for tomorrow and describe the benefits and challenges of 8K. The seminar will include presentations from experts throughout this ecosystem, plus panel discussions and audience Q&A.

Meanwhile, delegates to the MIPTV programming and content market in Cannes will be able to see eleven presentations from broadcasters such as NHK, Wowow, Kansai TV and NASA as well as production outfits showcasing their 8K programming.  The event takes place in the Sony UHD Theatre on April 9th.

NHK will showcase their latest 8K productions, including clips of their Two-Hour Tour series of productions (the average time spent at each of the tourist attractions by real-world Japanese visitors).

A Two-Hour Tour of the Palace of Versailles (a co-production between NHK and the Chateau of Versailles). The 8K restored version of Hollywood’s classic musical My Fair Lady, digitally remastered from the original 70mm print.

Japan’s WOWOW broadcaster will feature their locally produced version of the US network hit Cold Case in 8K. WOWOW has moved Cold Case from Philadelphia to Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and Cold Case 2 (in 8K) follows Yuri Ishikawa (Yo Yoshida) and her team as they try to crack unresolved cold cases.

Award-winning Golden Gate 3D (GG3D) will screen spectacular 8K productions such as Cuba (for BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films), San Francisco Flow, and Venice: La Serenissima.

Magnitudo Film have produced a wide portfolio of amazing 8K films including Mathera, Canova, Bernini, Michelangelo and Palladio.  MIPTV will see examples of Magnitudo’s spectacular Leonardo and beautiful Canova 8K productions.

The Explorers is a world-class producer of documentaries focusing on our planet. They are busy shooting in 8K and have major output deals with – amongst others – Apple TV. The Explorers are just back from Tahiti, in French Polynesia with magnificent 8K footage.

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