Ikegami Constructs 8K OB Vehicle

Mobile 8K broadcast facility comes with 22.2 channel surround sound
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MAYWOOD, N.J.—As 4K capability continues to grow, Ikegami is already preparing for the next step, constructing an 8K OB production vehicle. Designed to utilized the SHK-810 8K camera developed with Japanese broadcasting company NHK, but its specifications allow operation worldwide so it can be used for global sporting events like the Olympics.

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In addition to the SHK-810 cameras, the vehicle is equipped with an 8K, 4K and HD router, a production switcher with 16 inputs and four outputs, an 8K recorder, support for MADI, a 55-inch 8K monitor for the switcher, and a 32-inch monitor for VE.

NHK received the vehicle in September. Trial broadcast transmission for 8K will begin in Japan 2016, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications. Regular 8K broadcast services are expected to being in 2018.