We’ve discussed the Red One camera and its counterparts before, and the 4K ultra-hi-def cinema they represent, but now Japan’s getting in on the action. NHK’s Science and Technical Research Laboratories has come up with a 7,680×4,320 pixel sensor that it plans to use for future digital cinema shooting. The 16:9 cameras would have enough resolution for movie theaters or super sharp TV screens.
It’ll still be a few years before the technology is commonplace, in fact most people thing 1080p is hi-def enough for home use (it is), so this is mostly for cinematic use. What’s important though is that it’s all digital, meaning faster editing of movies and an easier transfer to the small hi-def screens of tomorrow.