Gizmodo: The televisions that are going to be invading our living rooms in 2012, the ones that Samsung and LG and the rest have been trotting out this week at CES? They’re the most exciting gadgets of the year, and not because of any apps or gimmicks or third dimensions being shoved down our throats. In fact, they’re wonderful in spite of all that. (more…)
HDTV News: JVC has demonstrated a prototype of its ultra-high definition camera for TV and movies at CEATEC, the consumer electronics and IT trade show in Japan.
The 4K camera shoots 30 frames-per-second video at 3840 x 2048 pixels.
This gives a total resolution equivalent to four current-generation high-definition screens.
The camera, which weighs a hefty 10kg, is designed for the professional TV market, but could also be used in the movie industry, which has started to use high-resolution systems.
JVC’s camera is accompanied with a 4K projector with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2400 pixels.
TV stations such as Japan’s public broadcaster, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), are also pushing the development of ultra-high definition systems. NHK, which was the first broadcaster in the world to start HDTV broadcasting, has developed a system with 4 times its resolution, or 16 times that of current HDTV.