BBC plans to use 3D and ‘super hi-vision’ for London Olympics article tells that executive in charge of 2012 coverage has spoken about the proposed experiment: The BBC is considering plans to broadcast the 100 meters final of the London Olympics in 3D, as well as trying out a new super high-definition technology.
Super Hi-vision (Ultrahigh-Definition Wide-Screen System with 4000 Scanning Lines) is the technology developed by NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories that delivers the images at considerable higher resolution than HDTV. The picture quality is picture quality is said to be 16 times better than HDTV.
It is claimed that this technology is so real that viewers feel as if they were actually at the site of the broadcast and find themselves attempting to touch what’s on the screen (by the way same type of promises was made in the introduction of HDTV if I remember rigt). The large, wide-screen video images with the resolution equivalent to that of printing strike viewers as a fresh surprise. The cutting-edge technology captures the attention of the international community.
Super Hi-Vision feed over IP page gives some details on the data rates on this new video system: Live feed made use of a codec developed by NHK for efficient transmission and broadcast of Ultra High Definition TV signals. The encoder compresses the video signal from approximately 24Gbps down to 180-600Mbps and the audio from 28Mbps to 7-28Mbps. Wikipedia Ultra High Definition Television has also some additional information on different higher resolution than HDTV video systems.