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NHK Talks 8K Video at Storage Visions

The organizers of the 2013 Storage Visions Conference announced that the event will feature a talk by Yoshiaki Shishikui from NHK describing the broadcaster’s experience shooting 8K video content at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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NHK Keynote Speaker on 8K Content from the Summer Olympics at the 2013 Storage Visions® Conference

Speaker Submissions Due by September 14, 2012

San Jose, CA-September 3, 2012 – The Twelfth Annual Storage Visions® Conference, to be held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6 & 7, 2013 announces that Yoshiaki Shishikui from NHK will talk about his experience shooting 8K X 4K video content at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Considering the size of 8K X 4K content, this talk fits perfectly with the conference theme: Petabytes are the New Terabytes.

The keynote talk is titled, “Big Data” Indeed: SUPER Hi-VISION at the 2012 Summer Olympics and beyond. The following is a description of this talk:

London was hot in the summer of 2012 not only because of the Olympic Games but also because of the stunning audio & video technology of SUPER Hi-VISION (SHV). SUPER Hi-VISION is a system that combines ultra high-resolution video with three-dimensional audio. SHV broadcast technology can transmit pictures and sound that are so realistic, it feels as if you are actually there. NHK has been developing this technology and our R&D is geared toward starting up SHV broadcasts in 2020. NHK is developing and standardizing new technologies for each stage of the process from program production through transmission and home viewing. NHK is actively demonstrating SHV so that viewers can feel excited about the lunch of this new broadcasting service.

NHK created a great showcase for SHV at the London Olympic Games during the summer of 2012, collaborating with the BBC and OBS. We covered opening and closing ceremonies and five sports events by SHV. SHV content was transmitted, sometimes by live and the other times by after editing, to public viewing sites in the UK, the US and Japan. More than 200,000 visitors came to public viewing sites and enjoyed Olympic contents as if they were in the stadium.

The talk will include an introduction of SHV technology, outline and outcome of SHV London Olympic public viewing project, the status of standardization and future plans.

Yoshiaki Shishikui is the Head of Advanced Television Systems Research Division of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) STRL and leads UHDTV and 3DTV research activities. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1997, respectively.

He joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan, in 1983. Since 1986 he has been with NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories, where he has been engaged in research on digital signal processing, picture coding, HDTV broadcasting systems, IPTV systems and advanced data broadcasting systems.

From 2001 to 2003, he was with NHK Engineering Services Inc., where he helped to develop video archives and video-on-demand systems. He was a part-time instructor at several universities in Japan. He has been actively involved in standardization activities at SMPTE and ISO-IEC (MPEG).

Tom Coughlin, chairman of the 2013 Storage Visions Conference, welcomed Yoshiaki Shishikui to the 2013 Storage Visions Conference, “It is an honor and a pleasure to have a researcher so intimately involved in Super Hi-VISION talk about the rapidly emerging ultra-rich video and audio experience possible with this advanced technology.” He went on to say, “SHV will require significant increases in bandwidth, processing power and storage capacity in every part of future media workflows. We are glad that attendees at SV 2013 will be able to find out about this amazing technology and prepare for its introduction in the coming decade.”

Speaking submissions and conference registration are being accepted through the conference web site: until September 14. 2012. The Travel Page on the web site: gives information on reserving a hotel room in our room block as well as discount travel offers.

Corporate Sponsors and Exhibitors include: Cadence, DriveSavers, Flexstar, Howard Goldstein Associates, IDT, Nimble Storage, and Toshiba. Other Organization and media sponsors include: AVSystems Magazine, Burnworld, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createsphere, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, Fierce Cable, HDDFA, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE CNSV, Media and Entertainment Tech, Media Tech Association, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates, PC World Magazine, PowerSource Online, PriceG2, STA, Storage Review, TechTarget, Trusted Computing Group, TweakTown, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, and

The Storage Visions® Conference is the premier event bringing together digital storage oriented people from throughout the digital content creation, distribution and use value chain. Join CEO’s, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions® 2013 in a relaxed and informative environment where attendees can network with world changers and industry titans. Attendees will discover the trends and meet the trendsetters that will drive a new wave of business tied to higher content stereoscopic resolution, more distribution channels, and new digital storage technologies.

There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2013 Storage Visions® Conference. For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site: Interested parties can also call Storage Visions® at 408-978-8184 or email us at Conference registration as well as conference hotel reservations will open later in July 2012.