BBC and NHK Test Super Hi-Vision TV
October 4, 2010
TOKYO: Broadcasters from Great Britain and Japan
successfully transmitted a live telecast in Super Hi-Vision, a format with 16
times the resolution of full HDTV. Radio
Netherlands Worldwide said the BBC transmitted the broadcast of a
concert set by the British band, The
Charlatans, to an audience in Tokyo.
The telecast was said to be displayed on a 103-inch
Panasonic plasma. It was captured using NHK’s Super Hi-Vision technology. The
20-minute clip was about 4 terabytes in size,
NHK, Japan’s state-supported broadcaster, demonstrated Super Hi-Vision at the NAB show in
Las Vegas in 2006. The format generates images at 7680 x 4320 pixels versus
regular HD, which is currently 1920 x 1080.
RNW said the BBC is planning to use Super Hi-Vision for the 2012
Olympics, to be held in London. NHK intends to broadcast in the format in 10