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True Stereo 3D to require 330MP to 3.3GP resolutions

Posted on Friday, May 17 2013 @ 12:37:57 CEST by

Currently the electronics industry is pushing to adopt 4K ultra-HD but Japan Broadcasting Corp (NHK) already foresees the need for much bigger resolutions. NHK claims 8K (7320 x 4320) resolution is the maximum needed for 2D images, as well as 22.2-chanel audio, because this is the highest resolution that the human eye can process. Any further developments will be in 3D, NHK says Super Hi-Vision will require about 33 million pixels, while true stereo-3D will take 10 to 100 times as many as that.
β€œOne of the main reasons we carried out research into 8K TV is due to the characteristics of human perception. Our conclusion is that 8K will be the final two-dimensional television format. The resolution involved is the highest that the human eye can process. Any further developments will be in 3D,” said Kimio Hamasaki, a senior research engineer at NHK science & technology research laboratories in Japan, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

NHK began developing 8K technology also known as Super Hi-Vision (SHV) in 1995. The 8K format has resolution of 7680*4320 pixels – four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times that of current HD – as well as 22.2-channel audio. The equipment for 8K was designed in partnership with Japanese leading manufacturers of electronics, including Fujitsu, JVC, Panasonic and Sharp. The annual R&D budget of NHK is around $77 million, yet it is unclear how much the company has spent on 8K/SHV development. Having spent well-over a billion of dollars on R&D since 1995, NHK has developed plethora of technologies not only for 8K/SHV, but also for other applications.
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