NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
TOKYO 13:05 (UTC+9)
NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Information

150 TOKYO, JAPAN

Activity

Television Broadcast

Description

NHK is Japan’s only public broadcaster that reaches 50 million households.NHK is renowned for its use of cutting-edge shooting technologies to produce quality programs.It is now developing its new SUPER Hi-VISION (8K) format, which has four times the resolution of 4K.NHK will premiere its first 8K narrative film "Beauties À La Carte" at Cannes.

Objective

8K Super Hi-Vision is the ultimate visual medium of the near future. NHK began developing it in 1995. The 8K format has 7,680 by 4,320 pixels — four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times that of current HD. And it features 22.2 multichannel sound, which combines with the vivid images to give viewers an experience that’s almost like being there. The production of "Beauties À La Carte" is part of our efforts to understand the technical challenges of producing drama in this new format. We hope we can work with film-industry professionals to further explore the possibilities of using 8K for feature films.