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IBC 2022 Round-Up – Codecs and Broadcast

by Bob Raikes

As well as our dash around the monitor and virtual production topics at IBC, we stopped in with a small number of other exhibitors that have in the past shown interesting technology developments. The …

Tags:Codecs| DVB| EBU| IBC 2022| LC Materials (Liquid Crystal)| Light Field Displays| NHK| UltraHD (4KTV)| UltraHD Alliance

Photonics West 2021: ‘Immersive’ 8K TV is here (in Japan)

by Bob Raikes

What They Say reported a talk by Kohji Mitani of NHK who is described as a leader in the development of 8K technology at Japan’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories (STRL), when he …

Tags:NHK| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

New Organic Light-Emitting-Diode Material

by Artem Alekseenko

New Organic Light-Emitting-Diode Material for realizing low-energy, long-life flexible displays. NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL) is conducting R&D on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)1 for realizing flexible displays that can be folded …

Tags:NHK| OLEDs| R&D (Research & Development)

NHK Developing an Autostereoscopic 3D TV System

by Arthur Berman

A team of researchers headed by Hayato Watanabe within the Science and Technology Research Laboratories at NHK (Tokyo, Japan) is developing a novel lightfield based 3D TV system. The display is reported as producing …

Tags:Autostereo 3D| Japan| Light Field Displays| NHK

What Bob Saw Around the Net…. 28/11/2018

by Bob Raikes

Most days, our editor, Bob, spends some time looking around the net for news. Here are some articles and links that he thought worth sharing… (note that registration or subscriptions may be required!) EBU …

Tags:Acer| EBU| Large LCD Supply| NHK| OLEDs| Perovskite| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Virtual Reality| warranty

NHK Reveals Content Plans for New UHD Channel Launches at Mipcom

by Andrew Fenn

Ahead of their December 1st launch, Japanese broadcaster NHK revealed more information about its two new Ultra HD channels at the Mipcom trade show in Cannes, France. As reported by Advanced Television, one of …

Tags:4k| Japan| Large Display Monitor| NHK| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD| Vol 25 - Issue 41

8K, HDR and LED Drones in Future Zones

by Bob Raikes

We kept our visit to the Future Zone until the end of one of our last days at the show as a reward for slogging around the rest of the show! Of course, NHK …

Tags:BBC| HDR - High Dynamic Range| IBC 2018| Large Display Monitor| NHK| OTT Video| Streaming Video| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 25 - Issue 36

NHK’s 8K Update

by Chris Chinnock

NHK was in the Futures Park area again in 2018 to showcase what it is doing in 8K. While trial broadcasting of 8K began in Japan in August of 2016, regular programming is now …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| NAB 2018| NHK| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 15

8K Production using HLG

by Chris Chinnock

Yuji Nagata from NHK gave a presentation describing an 8K HDR broadcast workflow based on HLG. While trial broadcast of 8K content started in August of 2017 in Japan, this will expand to regular …

Tags:Colour Management & Processing| Large Display Monitor| NHK| SMPTE 2017| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Upscaling| Vol 24 - Issue 41

8K-Tico Codec for Miniaturized and Simplified UHDTV Production Systems

by Chris Chinnock

Masayuki Miyazaki, Tsuyoshi Sakiyama, Takayuki Yamashita of Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) said that they have developed a Tico (SMPTE RDD35:2016) codec for 8K ultrahigh-definition TV (8K-UHDTV) production. The codec works at a compression rate …

Tags:Encoders| Large Display Monitor| NHK| SMPTE 2017| Vol 24 - Issue 41

An 8K Full Resolution 60-Hz/120-Hz Camera System

by Chris Chinnock

Tomohiro Nakamura from NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories described their new 8K portable camera. NHK has already developed a conventional 3-chip 8K broadcast camera, but it very large and expensive, so they developed …

Tags:Cameras| Large Display Monitor| NHK| SMPTE 2017| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 24 - Issue 41