Village Island and NHK Craft 8K Video Transport System
System utilizing Tico compression technology
April 21, 2017
TOKYO—NHK and Village Island are pushing to make strides in 8K, recently collaboration on the development of the Vico-8, a unit designed to transport 8K 4:2:2 10bits on a single 12G-SDI cable with intoPix Tico compression technology.
The Vico-8 system takes 8K video as 4x 12G-SDI input, compressing it by a factor of four to one to generate a single Tico 8K stream output mapped on a single 12G-SDI interface with minimal delay. The system can be configured as either an encoder or decoder. As an 8K decoder, it can also be configured to output a down-converted 4K output through Tico’s internal down-scaler. The intoPix Tico technology in the system supports resolution up to 7680x4320 pixels.
With this technology, users will reportedly able to achieve 8K with 4K-ready appliances for switching, distributing and transmitting the signal.
The Vico-8 system is available as a 1RU appliance, or as OEM and ODM boards.