The highlight will be the comedy short Beauties À La Carte. The broadcaster said it wanted to awaken the international film industry to new possibilities in cinema imagery and sound.
Super Hi-Vision has been in development by NHK since 1995. The 8K format has 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times that of the current HD format.
NHK has been exploring 8K production across a number of genres, most recently working with the Brazilian commercial broadcaster TV Globo to shoot the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
Nobhuhiro Haneda, NHK’s senior manager in charge of 8K production, said: “The new technology is driving new content. We learned from our 8K initative at the London Olympics that viewers are tremendously excited about 8K. The production of Beauties À La Carte is part of our efforts to understand the technical challenges of producing drama in this new format.”
Viewers at the public screening in Cannes will see coverage of the carnival, alongside wildlife, entertainment, arts and sport genres.