This Compact Camera Captures Glorious 8K Ultra HD Footage

The shrinkification of technology is as inevitable as death and taxes, but we still can't help but be excited to see that Japan's NHK, working with a company called Astrodesign, has managed to shrink an 8K-capable camera into this relatively compact package. Compared to the HD-capable smartphone in your pocket it's monstrous, but when put next to existing Ultra HD cinema cameras (believe it or not) this is tiny. Read More >>

NHK's 8K TV Spawns a Pair of Virtual Hi-Def Binoculars

NHK's Super Hi-Vision 8K technology certainly makes for breathtaking demos. But you can do more than just melt eyeballs with a resolution of 7680x4320. Since that's exactly 16 times as much resolution as a 1080P signal, NHK has cooked up a pair of prototype virtual HD binoculars that let users zoom in on ultra hi-def footage. Read More >>

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How 4K TV Works

Imagine 80-inch screens with quadruple the image quality of Full HD, plus passive 3D content that you'd consider actually watchable. That's 4K TV technology. It could deliver a stunning home theater experience—just as soon as 4K-enabled TV's like Sony's latest begin to cost less than a Kia. Read More >>

Panasonic's 145-inch 8K Super Hi Vision Television Makes Your Whole House Seem Small

You call that a TV? Now THIS is a TV. One-hundred-and-forty-five inches of pure Panasonic 8K Super Hi Vision resolution power puts every single 4K TV at IFA to shame. Easily. Yes, that's you Sony. Read More >>

First Ultra High Def Shoulder Mount Camera Brings 8K Ridiculousness Closer to Reality

4K might be the next wave of video resolution, but Ultra High Definition is the next NEXT next wave. And we're finally seeing the technology take its first steps toward your living room. Read More >>

Insane 33 Megapixel 120fps Video Camera Captures 4 Billion Pixels Per Second

We've already brought you news that Japan's NHK was developing a mind-boggling 33MP video camera to capture footage for its new Super Hi-Vision format (7580x4320) that will one day supplant HDTV. But with a frame rate of 120fps, it means it's capturing some 4 billion pixels every second. Read More >>

Forget 3D, You'll Be Able to Watch the Olympics In Super Hi-Vision Ultra HD

We’ve already heard the BBC’s plans for 3D, which include just the opening and closing ceremonies; the men’s 100m final, and a highlights package at the end of each day. But screw 3D; you’ll be able to watch the Olympics in incredible Super Hi-Vision – that’s 16 times the level of detail of HD. Read More >>

Japan Tops off the Tokyo Sky Tree—World's Tallest Comm Tower

I used to think the 581-feet-high BT Tower was tall. But it's just a stub compared to the Sky Tree, Japan's 2,080-foot tall communications centerpiece and the second tallest building on the planet, dwarfed only by the Burj Khalifa. Read More >>


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