Prototype binoculars from NHK show-stop CEATEC crowd

Oct 03, 2012 by Nancy Owano weblog
Credit: Engadget

(Phys.org)—NHK is drawing interest at this week's CEATEC in Japan with its prototype 3-D binoculars. They take advantage of something called "8K" resolution so that the user can now zoom into an image without sacrificing image quality.

8K resolution means that you can zoom up to sixteen times and not have to make do with lower . Ultra- now includes both 4K (2160p) and 8K (4320p) digital video formats. Broadcasts in 8K will offer a resolution sixteen times as sharp as current HD TVs with 2MP resolutions. NHK showed off the technology in London recently during the Olympics.

The binocular display, beyond TVs, allows NHK to demonstrate the benefits of 8K.which NHK also calls Super Hi-Vision. The binoculars showed 3-D diorama images of locales in Japan that were filmed with Super Hi-Vision cameras in 4K or 8K.

The goggles have a lever for manipulation and by panning the viewer zooms in and out of the image.

Suggested application could be as viewing tools for sightseeing spots and museums.

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baudrunner
1 / 5 (2) Oct 03, 2012
Great toy for condo-dwelling voyeurs.
axemaster
4.7 / 5 (7) Oct 03, 2012
They take advantage of something called "8K" resolution so that the user can now zoom into an image without sacrificing image quality.


What a bunch of garbage. When you zoom in, you always sacrifice image quality. It's just that in this case the image has details in it that are too small for the human eye to see. BUT, that's really just a way of saying, the image file sizes are GIGANTIC!
dirk_bruere
1 / 5 (1) Oct 03, 2012
Soon coming to an iPhone near you
Baseline
not rated yet Oct 03, 2012
If not this time maybe the next...
Noumenon
2 / 5 (4) Oct 04, 2012
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Blakut
not rated yet Oct 10, 2012
Isn't it the case with real images, axemaster? We can't see the details which are there, so we zoom in. Only difference is this thing is heavy and big.