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Hi-Vision

The first high-definition (HD) TV system in Japan. Administered by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, or NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai), Hi-Vision first broadcast in the late 1980s. It was superseded by Japan's digital HD standard in 2007 (see ISDB). Using analog modulation, Hi-Vision delivered a 1035i resolution with a 15:9 aspect ratio. See HD analog formats, MUSE and ISDB.
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The Super Hi-Vision might appear in various fields in the near future, such as industry, education, public viewing, digital signage, and so on.
KDDI will introduce in July the ''Mobile Hi-Vision Cam Wooo'' that can capture images of 1280 x 720 pixels and deliver them at a maximum 30 frames per second.
NHK also operates a free Hi-Vision (NHK's HD format) channel.
We are entering an age when Hi-Vision televisions with high image quality will be the mainstream,'' he said.
It has been hard to put the Digital Hi-Vision images onto conventional DVDs given their large data volumes, but the two have cleared the hurdle by developing technology that compresses video data at an efficiency rate more than twice that of current data compression rates for conventional DVDs, they said.
MPEG2-TS, the signal compression technology used in Hi-Vision TV broadcasting, is also used in BD, making it possible to reproduce extremely high resolution HD video images.
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One of the Japanese experiments to be conducted on the Russian-built Zvezda (Star) module involves tracking the astronauts' physical and mental well-being from Earth via a hi-vision camera.
This was for an NHK Hi-Vision TV program called "A Fifteen-Billion-Year Journey into Space.
Japan was the first to transmit HDTV signals (1979), the first to have its HDTV standard accepted by industry (1985), the first to market HDTV receivers (1990), and the first to offer HDTV programming in prime time (1991), which the president of Matsushita Electric Industrial Company hailed as "a curtain raiser for the Hi-Vision era.
The Japanese government has officially declared November 25 as Hi-Vision Day in celebration of the commercial debut of high-definition television.
Groundbreaking demo will feature first US over-the-air transmissions of Super Hi-Vision system