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.

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Before, according to IDG, they were using four 8.3 megapixel sensorsā€”two for green and one each for red and blue. But that data only yielded only a black-and-white image at full resolution. Now they can shoot in full color and reproduce the picture in color too.

Needless to say, a special lens was required, as was a new cable system: instead of 16 separate coax cables, they've narrowed it down to a "single" 12-core line. One step closer to that TV wall in Total Recall, baby. [IDG]