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

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.


The boost in frame rate, from 60fps to 120fps, came in response to concerns that fast moving subjects might appear too blurry when shot at the traditional slower frame rate. Particularly when the footage was being watched on a giant display, like it's designed to be. So the frame rate was dramatically increased to ensure the imagery always remains crisp. And you thought your camera gobbled up the memory cards. [DigInfo TV]



The only places 120 fps is desirable, is sports and video games. Maybe 3D. Anything narrative, you want a slower, progressive frame rate with motion blur so it looks like film (30fps max).

I'd like to see a higher resolution video standard, because right now it's hard to find a computer monitor that has higher resolution than 1920x1080. I used to be able to get monitors with 1920x1200 resolution. Which still wasn't enough. But 1080p has taken over. Also, I think 1080p looks like ass on 8+ foot screens if you're not really far away.