By Technical Editor Matt Allard:
While all the attention is currently focused on 4K, Japanese broadcaster NHK is continuing to push the boundaries of 8K. At InterBee in Tokyo they showed the World’s first 8K 3D film. The 4 minute 3D fantasy film “Wish” was captured with a twin-lens stereoscopic filming system using two Astrodesign 8K cameras.
NHK were showing the film on a 200 inch 8K screen with 22.2 channel audio. NHK Media Technology’s division of management and planning Mr.Koei Kezuka said “This demonstration will take us another step closer to the future.”
The Japanese broadcaster was also showing a live 8K feed fed from elsewhere in the hall complex.
We may still be very much in a HD world, but with the implementation of 4K and a future push towards 8K, I wonder when the amount of resolution becomes too much for the human eye to be able to tell the difference.