Panasonic talks about 8K video again (ready by 2020)

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The Japanese website nikkan.co.jp reports that Panasonic will have cameras with 8k video recording capabilities by 2020. The company is currently working on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine):

Panasonic has developed a digital camera and broadcast business camera the number of pixels corresponding to the "8K" video shooting of 16 times the full high-definition, sequentially released in 2020. Toward 8K correspondence, it was undertaken on the development of next-generation image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) "10th generation high-speed image processing Venus Engine".

Panasonic has already talked about 8k video in the past. A month ago ephotozine reported the same information (see above slide):

Panasonic announced plans for future 4K and 8K video and photo features, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, as well as the ability to take 33 megapixel still images from 8K video footage. They say they are planning to have this technology ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.

Via Digicame-info

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  • Spy Black

    I doubt it will take to 2020 before you see 8k video. I say 2018 the latest.

    • Oberoth

      Agreed, i would think a GoPro will have 8k before 2020!

  • johnny

    Processing power is not the problem, but storage is.

    • Oberoth

      CFast 2.0 memory card are already at +500MB/s, couple with this H.265 encoding and the natural improvements that will be made between now and when 8K comes out, i don’t think it will be an issue.

      • johnny

        The bandwidth is sufficient for most interfaces, but the capacity is not. Current BDXL will only support up to 128GB in size which is not enough for 8k movie. And, memory card will not be the solution for sure.

      • johnny

        The bandwidth is sufficient for most interfaces, but the capacity is not. Current BDXL will only support up to 128GB in size which is not enough for 8k movie. And, memory card will not be the solution for sure.

    • Agachart Sukchouy

      SSD inside,record to 59 minutes then stop record ,transfer to PC or storage device,delete all file internal camera then rec again.
      🙂

  • a-traveler

    Why would anyone want 8K TV??? Tell me one advantage of 8K TV.

    • Ep

      33 mega pixel images.

  • Hubertus Bigend

    Personally, I couldn’t care less, I’m a photographer and the little demand I have for video in a camera is already satisfied with 720p. I do not expect to replace my 720p resolution 37″ TV with anything more sophisticated any time soon, either. But, of course, the more video power we get in Micro Four Thirds cameras, the better it is for the system as a whole.

  • AYWY

    I don’t know of anyone who has 4K TV yet… and one of the guys just got his 1080p TV… ;P

    I could maybe distinguish between 720p and 1080p on my 27-inch TV if I stared hard enough… which means that in real life it actually doesn’t matter as much as the TV manufacturers want you to think.

    I think the Japanese electronics companies should stop this lazy and pointless strategy of trying to “up-sell” us things that most of us don’t really need… It’s a lousy business strategy for trying to keep a saturated business going.

    • a-traveler

      It’s also China and Korea. Any country that lives, or dies, by exporting electronics..

      What’s next, 8K 3D TV?

  • stpr

    1/2 OT, but does Panasonic have any plans to release a full frame mirrorless cam system? There were rumors already two years ago, but nothing came to the light yet. m3/4 is great and all, but it’s resolution is limited by the rather small sensor so I guess these 8K cams will be full frame or some other unique size.

  • D800GUY

    33mpx video? who needs a camera anymore, just capture video and freeze frame shots…

  • Musouka

    Sigh, I wonder how many years would pass before I would be able to watch this video in its intended resolution?

    https://youtu.be/sLprVF6d7Ug

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