The BBC sent a Super Hi-Vision TV broadcast of a band gig to Japanese public broadcaster NHK yesterday in a successful transmission test of the experimental digital video format. The Super Hi-Vision TV signal has a higher resolution than the current generation of high-definition plasma displays.
NHK’s powerful optical data transmitter inside the Super Hi-Vision camera captured a live set by the group The Charlatans and streamed the video at 24Gb/s to a large screen in Tokyo where it was watched by locals. The video will be rebroadcast on 6Music’s website today for the UK audience.
Super Hi-Vision TV can generate a 7680 by 4320 pixel signal, which no TV can show yet. The highest resolution that current high-definition displays can show, 1920 by 1080 pixels, is only one quarter of the resolution of Super Hi-Visionl.
The BBC is planning to use the technology in capturing the 2012 Olympics in London and showing the video on test screens. NHK plans to broadcast in Super Hi-Vision by 2020.
(Source: BBC/International Business Times)