NHK uses JPEG 2000 for 4k

With the stampede towards higher resolutions showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, NHK, always one of the prime movers at the forefront of such things, has been using intoPIX JPEG 2000 technology in the development of a compact 4K high-resolution outdoor acquisition system.

intoPIX JPEG 2000 FPGA based IP-cores enable 4K image compression into a single JPEG 2000 code stream in real-time and without any tiling. And NHK Engineering Services’ system has already been utilised during the acquisition of high-speed running scenes (using a vehicle-mounted system) and the live broadcast of cardiac surgery.

Says a statement: “The technology developed by NHK Engineering Services in collaboration with intoPIX enables a more compact and easier system for the outdoor acquisition of 4K high-resolution images. NHK Engineering Services will continue to expand the features of this technology and is planning to make full use of JPEG 2000 characteristics, such as its scalability.”

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