By site editor Dan Chung:
There was a big show of 8K equipment from Japanese firm Astro Design at Inter BEE 2013. Astro may not be a household name but they have been around since 1977. Their new camera was designed for use by Japan’s NHK network as they move towards 8K transmission in the future. The camera itself has quite a small head unit to which recorders and other accessories are added. In many ways the design is reminiscent of the Sony F5 and F55.
Whether anyone outside of Japan is really going to want 8K remains to be seen, but that doesn’t look like it is going to stop Astrodesign pushing ahead with the technology.