An introduction to NHK's 8K UHDTV（Super Hi-Vision）research and development process.
Research on ultra-high definition video system Super Hi-Vision
Research begins on ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning
lines and 3D audio system.
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
MayMovie on the ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning lines
shown at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories open house.
Ultra high-definition video system with 4000 scanning lines and 22.2
multichannel sound system named Super Hi-Vision.
Mar.8K Super Hi-Vision images screened 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.
Apr.Displayed at the NAB2006 in Las Vegas.
Sept.Displayed at the IBC2006
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
to Osaka, in cooperation with NTT and NTT Communications.
Oct.Video format standardized by SMPTE.
Jul.Audio system format (22.2 multichannel sound system) standardized by
Sept.At the IBC2008 in Amsterdam, NHK succeeded in an international transmission
experiment, in cooperation with BBC, RAI, among others.
Apr.Displayed at NAB2009 in Las Vegas.
MayA live multi-channel satellite transmission experiment is performed at the
Open House of the NHK science & Technology Research Laboratories.
MayFull 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.
Jan.Practical compact projector developed.
May85-inch liquid crystal display and display with built-in 22.2 multichannel
sound reproduction system were exhibited at NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories
Sept.Exhibited at the IBC2011 in Amsterdam.
Sept.Exhibited at ITU-R in Geneva.
Recomended as the international standard for ultra high definition
television system by ITU-R.
Feb.Image sensor with the frame rate of 120Hz is developed.
Apr.145-inch plasma display is developed.
MayCompact camera (same size as HDTV camera) is developed.
MayTransmission experiment via terrestrial waves succeded.
MayProduction system for 22.2 multichannel audio exhibited at NHK Science &
Technology Research Laboratories open house.
Jul.Public viewing at London Olympic Games.
In a world first, live 8K trial public viewings of the London Olympic Games were held in
the UK and Japan.
Aug.Recommended as the international standard for television by lTU-R.
Feb.Transmission experiment via cable TV facilities succeeds.
MayHEVC encoding device is developed.
MayCube type conpact camera head is developed.
Jan.Long-distance transmission experiment via terrestrial waves
Feb.Public viewing at Sochi Olympic Games.
May8K Super Hi-Vision transmission test using the nation's largest cable TV
Jun.Public viewing at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
8K footage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was transmitted to Japan, where trial public
viewings were held in four locations.
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.
Jun.Public viewing at FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™
Jul.8K recordings of NY Yankees vs Seatttle Mariners and a public viewing at the venue.
Feb.NFL Super Bowl 50 recorded in 8K and shown at a trial live public viewing in Japan.
Aug.Start of test satellite broadcasting of 4K and 8K"NHK Super
Aug.Public viewing at Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.