The history of Super Hi-Vision

1995
Research on ultra high-definition video system begins.
2000
Research begins on ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning lines and 3D audio system.
2002
Mar.
Ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning lines and 3D sound reproduction system displayed at the inaugural ceremony at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories.
2003
May
Movie on the ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning lines shown at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories open house.
2004
Ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning lines and 22.2 multichannel sound system named Super Hi-Vision.
2005
Mar.
Super Hi-Vision is shown on a 6OO-inch screen at the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan.
Oct.
The Kyushu National Museum introduced a system displaying stills of art pieces in Super Hi-Vision.
Nov.
Live feed experiment to transmit uncompressed Super Hi-Vision signals via optical fiber succeeds.
2006
Apr.
Displayed at the NAB2006 (biggest international exhibition of broadcasting equipment in the US) in Las Vegas.
Sept.
Displayed at the lBC2006 (biggest international exhibition of broadcasting equipment in Europe) in Amsterdam.
Dec.
NHK's program "Kouhaku Utagassen" (The Red and White Year-end Song Festival) was successfully transmitted with bit-rate compression over IP networks from Tokyo to Osaka, in cooperation with NTT and NTT Communications.
2007
Oct.
Video format standardized by SMPTE.
2008
Jul.
Audio system format (22.2 multichannel sound system) standardized by SMPTE.
Sept.
At the lBC2008 in Amsterdam, NHK succeeded in an international transmission experiment, in cooperation with BBC, RAI, among others (IP networks from London to Amsterdam; satellite from Turin to Amsterdam).
2009
Apr.
Displayed at NAB2009 in Las Vegas.
May
Live experiment to transmit Super Hi-Vision video over multiple channels via satellite.
A full resolution projector was put on display at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories open house.
2010
May
Full resolution color camera was displayed at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories open house.
Aug.
Interface standardized by SMPTE.
Sept.
Displayed at the IBC2010 in Amsterdam. NHK succeeded in an international live feed transmission experiment from London to Tokyo using IP networks, in cooperation with BBC, NTT, among others.
2011
Jan.
Practical compact projector developed.
May
85-inch liquid crystal display and display with built-in 22.2 multichannel sound reproduction system were exhibited at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories open house.
Sept.
Exhibited at the IBC2011 in Amsterdam.
Sept.
Exhibited at ITU-R in Geneva.
2012
Feb.
Image sensor with the frame rate of 120Hz is developed.
Apr.
145-inch plasma display is developed.
May
Compact camera (same size as HDTV camera) is developed.
May
Transmission experiment via terrestrial waves succeeds.
May
Production system for 22.2 multichannel audio exhibited at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories open house.
Jul.
Public viewings of the 2012 London Olympic Games in Super Hi-Vision held.
Aug.
Recommended as the international standard for television by lTU-R.
2013
Feb.
Transmission experiment via cable TV facilities succeeds.
May
HEVC encoding device is developed.
May
Cube type conpact camera head is developed.
2014
Jan.
Long-distance transmission experiment via terrestrial waves succeeds.
Feb.
Public viewings of the 2014 Sochi Olympics Games was held.
May
8K Super Hi-Vision transmission test using the nation's largest cable TV facility succeeded.
Jun.
Public viewings of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was held.
Sept.
Video shot using a 8K Super Hi-Vision camera with a frame frequency of 120Hz was shown for the first time in the world at IBC2014 in Amsterdam.