Japan’s public broadcasting company, NHK, has been working hard on bringing Ultra High Definition (8K) video to the real world. Ultra High Def consists of an image size of 7680×4320, 16 times the resolution of standard HD.
Previous models of Ultra High Def cameras have been insanely large, but NHK’s new compact version fits the profile of a traditional television camera. It’s also compatible with many widely available still-camera lenses.
But don’t get too excited. Ultra High Def programming probably won’t make its way into anyone’s living room for many years. Technology still must be developed for market-priced displays, recorders and distribution infrastructure. But when it is, my eyeballs will be ready and waiting. [YouTube via New Launches]