Successor to HD to feature prominently at IBC

    Super Hi-Vision will offer screen resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels.
    Outdoor screens are one likely application for Super Hi-Vision (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images).
    Outdoor screens are one likely application for Super Hi-Vision (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images).

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    September’s IBC show will see practical demonstrations of Super Hi-Vision, the successor to high definition (HD) technology.

    Super Hi-Vision (also known as ‘UltraHD’) will offer resolution of 7680 x 4320 running at 60 frames per second (fps), with 22.2 channels of audio distribution.

    According to Michelle Abraham, market research analyst, In-Stat, “[Super Hi-Vision offers] a vast improvement over the currently available end user viewing experience in the home.”

    Super Hi-Vision was first shown at IBC in 2008. This year it’s back, with practical full-resolution cameras featuring three image sensors, each of 33 million pixels.

    One of these will be set up permanently in the centre of Amsterdam, sending live pictures back over fibre to an IBC demo theatre. The signal will also be seen on special 58” diagonal plasma screens with 0.33mm pixel pitch.

    Staff from Japan’s NHK, which has spearheaded development of Super Hi-Vision, will be on hand throughout IBC to talk about its practical implementation for museums and galleries, outdoor screens and eventually perhaps for broadcast to the home.

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