Hollywood and Nasa are teaming up for the world’s first live 4K video stream from space

4K from space!

At this year’s NAB Show Nasa will produce the first ever live 4K video stream from space. Titled “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with Nasa and Hollywood” the event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This panoramic shot of the aurora Australis also shows space shuttle Atlantis, the boom sensor system attached to the shuttle’s robotic arm, and a portion of the International Space Station’s (ISS) solar panels. Credit: NASA/STS-135 crew

A live panel will explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level. The live feed from 250 miles above Earth will be encoded with AWS Elemental encoding software on board the International Space Station (ISS) and on the ground at Johnson Space Center.

Nasa have been capturing 4K content from space for quite some time. You can listen to my interview with DP James Neihouse ACS about the challenges of shooting in space above, or read the full article here.

During the NAB Show Super Session, a live 4K stream will enable Nasa astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson on the ISS to talk to AWS Elemental CEO and Co-founder Sam Blackman, who will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The entire event will be available to the public for multiscreen viewing in live 4K and down-converted high definition (HD) video at https://live.awsevents.com/nasa4k. It will also be available as Video On Demand after the event in lower resolutions on the NASA TV Channel and in both HD and 4K at https://live.awsevents.com/nasa4k.

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