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post #1 of 4 Old 09-10-2006, 05:07 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I've just been to the IBC here in Amsterdam and there was a demonstration of Ultra HD which is made by a couple of Japanese companies.

They have designed and build a complete system from camera to projector/flat screen, including recording, broadcasting over fiber using Internet protocols, compression and video scalers.

For the demonstration they had the complete setup running in Amsterdam, a camera on the roof of the building, feeding live to a small theater. The demonstration also included a 14 minute demo of footage from different parts of the world. The theater was run at full resolution and full audio.

At an other places at the conference there was a smaller playback setup with flat panel display, that included a downscaler as the flat panel could not match the resolution of Ultra HD.

Now for the specs:
22.2 channel surround sound.

Oh and the image quality was not really something you can put into words.

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and it only costs....5 Million Dollars!!

yeah, in 10 years it will be the new thing


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How soon will the FCC mandate it for America ;) ?

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Nice. I'll take one for home use, and equip viewing chairs with barf bags since some viewers have vomited viewing the motion video at such extreme resolutions. Think I could tough it out, though. One feature of this high resolution is being able to enjoy (if that's the word :) ) 100-degree-wide pictures compared to 1080i/p's recommended 33-degree width.

Here are some links I've been filing on NHK's system:

Satellite distribution:

NHK UDTV at 2006 NAB demo (cinematographer's opinions)

Fiber optics distribution

Hardware overview

May 2006 hardware update

A Sept. '06 article about NHK's system

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