This Clever Camera Array Will Bullet-Time Everything

Despite those two sequels, the original The Matrix is still a visual feast with its action-freezing bullet time sequences. And just like with slow motion, everything is cooler when filmed in bullet time, so Japan's NHK has developed a multi-viewpoint robotic camera system that can be easily setup at live events. » 6/04/13 9:30am 6/04/13 9:30am

One Day You'll Be Able To Touch Everything On TV (Yes, Everything)

Designed to allow persons with visual impairments to touch and feel objects being referenced on TV, this haptic feedback system will no doubt get co-opted for less benevolent uses like advertising, and of course, adult entertainment. » 6/03/13 4:40pm 6/03/13 4:40pm

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… » 5/31/13 9:34am 5/31/13 9:34am

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… » 10/03/12 9:37am 10/03/12 9:37am

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. » 9/18/12 5:00pm 9/18/12 5:00pm

First Ultra High Def Shoulder Mount Camera Brings 8K Ridiculousness…

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. » 5/30/12 12:00pm 5/30/12 12:00pm

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

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. » 5/26/12 11:30am 5/26/12 11:30am

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

I used to think San Francisco's 977-foot Sutro Tower was impossibly 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. » 3/01/12 11:00pm 3/01/12 11:00pm

Stabilized Blimp Cam Provides Smooth Footage Of Everything But…

Renting a tall crane to get a high-angle shot could soon be an expense filmmakers can avoid with this Balloon Camera designed to lift a remote control stabilized camera gimbal up to 985 feet in the air. » 2/22/12 7:00pm 2/22/12 7:00pm

Are You Ready for a Super Hi-Vision 33 Megapixel Camera?

You know, that ridiculous 85-inch Sharp Super Hi-Vision TV with 33,177,600 pixels needs some sort of ridiculous content to fill itself out. Thankfully, Sharp made this ridiculous 33-megapixel Super Hi-Vision camera to be the perfect companion to the TV. » 6/01/11 11:00am 6/01/11 11:00am

In Japan, You Watch TV, but TV Also Watches You

Google has long dreamed of hardware that knows exactly who's watching TV, which would let them target content and ads towards the viewer. Japanese network NHK is now testing that technology in the real world, hoping to accomplish something similar. » 5/31/11 3:20pm 5/31/11 3:20pm

NHK Projector Features Insane 7680 x 4320 (8K) Resolution

Japanese TV broadcaster NHK has demonstrated Super Hi-Vision, their whopping 32 megapixel, 8K (7680 x 4320) ultra-high definition projector technology using two LCoS projectors with a combined 8,000 lumens brightness and a towering 6.6m x 3.7m 300-inch projection screen. For those of you who are counting, that… » 6/20/08 3:55pm 6/20/08 3:55pm

Super Hi-Vision Gets 33-Megapixel Sensor for Full-Color Video

Remember NHK's Super Hi-Vision, the 7680x4320 format that looks so good viewers throw up? The research group finally prototyped up a 33-megapixel video sensor that could take in the whole picture at once. » 5/29/08 10:00am 5/29/08 10:00am

Next-Gen HDTV is So Clear It'll Make You Throw Up; I See No Problems…

You may recall that last May I told you about Super Hi-Vision, the next-generation in high def that promises an insane resolution of 7680x4320, or 16 times the resolution of HDTV. It turns out that it much be a little too high-def; it's so realistic it might just make you sick. » 1/25/08 11:04am 1/25/08 11:04am

Super Hi-Vision Makes Your HDTV Obsolete Already

You think your HDTV is impressive? Your HDTV sucks. Sorry, I don't mean to be a jerk, but it's no longer cutting edge. 1920x1080? Please. Japanese broadcaster NHK has come up with what they call Super Hi-Vision, and it puts HD to shame with an insane resolution of 7680x4320. Yeah, that's the equivalent of 16 HDTVs… » 5/29/07 9:26am 5/29/07 9:26am

LG Sticking to "Full HD" at CES

Walk the floor of any tech trade show and chances are you'll be bombarded with booth babes and HDTVs. Not much can be done to improve the former, but LG is hoping it can do something about the latter so they've teamed up with Japanese broadcaster NHK and Sega in an effort to demo 1080p programming only throughout… » 1/02/07 3:54pm 1/02/07 3:54pm