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NHK says 8K 120Hz display will be a world first

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says its forthcoming public display of images taken by its 120Hz frame frequency 8K Super Hi-Vision camera will be a world first.

NHK says 8K provides 33 megapixel ultra high-definition images, which lets viewers feel as if they are right in the action. The frame frequency has been standardised for 120Hz as the video parameters, as well as 60Hz.

NHK collaborated with FIFA to produce 8K images of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, with the finest moments of play captured with 120Hz frame frequency miniaturized 8K Cube Camera.

“The resulting images were clearer and smoother than those obtained by existing 60Hz frame frequency cameras,” the broadcaster says. “Viewers can get a real sense of the fast-moving play and the thrill of when goals are made.”

NHK will show the images at the International Broadcasting Convention IBC 2014, the biggest display of broadcasting equipment in Europe, taking place in Amsterdam in the Netherlands from 12-16 September 2014.