BBC tests Super-Hi Vision at London landmarks ahead of Olympics
The BBC has been testing Super-Hi Vision broadcasting technology ahead of the Olympic Games by filming at a string of locations across London.
Delivering images with 16 times the resolution of high-definition TV and supported by a 22.2 multichannel surround sound system, Super-Hi Vision will be utilised for the first time in the UK at London 2012, which starts on July 27th.
Special public viewing theatres are being developed to air the enhanced content on giant screens at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London, Pacific Quay in Glasgow and Bradford's National Media Museum.
Ahead of the event, the BBC has teamed up with Japanese broadcaster NHK to film in Super-Hi Vision at some of the capital's most famous landmarks to create a special feature that will be shown at the start of the Games.
A specially adapted outside broadcast truck and a Super-Hi Vision camera and microphone have been shipped from Japan to the UK for the project.
"It was particularly exciting to capture what I think will be one of the iconic Olympic images of Tower Bridge, dressed with the Olympic rings, in Super Hi-Vision," said Tim Plyming, project lead for the BBC's Super-Hi Vision trials.