Articles & Notes — May 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm

World’s first 8K Super Hi-Vision film to be screened at Cannes

beauties-a-la-carteWorld premiere of the first 8K narrative film, the comedic short film Beauties A La Carte [pictured], to be screened by Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Screen Daily reported.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is to screen the world’s first 8K Super Hi-Vision film at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Toshio Lee’s comedic short film Beauties A La Carte will be screened on May 16 and 17 at the Hotel Majestic Barriere, with a gala evening scheduled for May 17.

8K Super Hi-Vision was developed by NHK and delivers a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels – four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times that of HD – as well as featuring 22.2 multichannel sound.

Nobuhiro Haneda, NHK’s senior manager in charge of 8K content production, said: “New technology is driving new content.

The production of Beauties A La Carte is part of our efforts to understand the technical challenges of producing drama in this new format.”

He continued: “I hope we can work with film-industry professionals to further explore the possibilities of using 8K for feature films.”

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