View Full Version : Japan to transmit 4K super HD TV in 2014; 8K in 2016.

01-29-2013, 06:52 PM
Article here: http://vr-zone.com/articles/japan-to-transmit-4k-super-hd-tv-in-2014-8k-in-2016/18813.html

"...as if millions of render farms suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."
- Obi-1

01-30-2013, 12:12 PM
I can only scratch my head and wonder, who's gonna edit all that, render to 8K and where all this gonna be stored?

01-31-2013, 03:04 PM
With drives into the TB range and storage arrays in the PB and EB range, I would guess the central stations will host the final videos. Japan, like South Korea, also has one of the fastest networks for distribution (IIRC the slowest speed is now 100Mbps to the home).
CPUs might not be keeping up, but GPUs have been getting larger and faster. I sense some large clusters coming online in the future :)