NHK and Mitsubishi develop the first H.265 encoder for 8K video
Seems like yesterday when 4K video was announced and already NHK has come up with 8K video, Although it is extremely bandwidth-heavy format so much so in fact that regular broadband connections just won't cut it. Gigabit class internet connection was required just to test it, Thankfully though the broadcaster and Mitsubishi have come with a solution (encoder) to keep the data rates down to Earth. The ugly looking thing above is the first of its kind to squeeze 8K video content into extra dense H.265 (HEVC) format, Cutting the bandwidth usage into half as compared to H.264. Its parallel processing is quick enough to encode video in real time too which should please NHK and other networks producing live TV.