Japanese TV station off station for 8k display Olympics

Aug

2

2016

The Japanese television station NHK’s test transmissions show in six different locations in Japan of some elements of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro “Super Hi-Vision ‘, the name of the sender for 8k broadcasts.

NHK Super Hi-Vision The test transmitter via satellite will show a mix of 8K and 4K broadcasts. The aim is to broadcast live images technique fully mastered to have the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The special transmitter has a limited range and since 1 August live.

On the days of the special broadcasts can therefore be looked at a limited number of sports in special locations that have been opened by NHK in the period from 6 to 22 August between 10 am and 20 pm. The opening and closing ceremony at 8k to watch live. In total there are 130 hours of television.

The 8k-image consists of 7640×4320 pixels, a resolution that is sixteen times higher than with a full-HD variant and four times higher than 4k. Like 4k 8k is denoted by ‘UHDTV’, except in Japan where 4k and 8k called Hi-Vision Ultra Hi-Vision. The 8k uncompressed recordings can provide 100Gbit / s data transfer. Then it must be compressed before it can be broadcast live. This results in a signal of tens of megabits per second, which also needs to be decoded by the user. Audio is sent in ‘3D 22.2-channel surround sound.

NHK hopes 8k to send directly to users at home in 2018 so that the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. whole can transmit at 8k.

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