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RedShark News: BBC to retire the test card after 79 years

RedShark News: BBC to retire the test card after 79 years | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Posted by Neil Roberts on March 24, 2013 • 

Image: Evil test card clown, by Elliott Quince • 


"How's this for geekiness! On the night of 25th to 26th of March the UK's BBC HD channel will hand over to BBC Two HD, and in the programme break it will be your last chance to see iconic BBC test cards going back to 1934. Sometimes in the early days, testcards were all you had for entertainment on the "box".

 

Andy Quested, the BBC's chief technologist for HD and 3D, had this to say on his blog:"

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Vasily Gatov's curator insight, March 25, 2013 5:10 AM

Последний рудимент эпохи аналогового телевидения в Британии уходит в прошлое.

Cam's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:11 PM

I'm going to miss these iconic graphical test patterns!

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8K Ultra High Def TV Format Developed by Japan's NHK set to be Next Global Standard

8K Ultra High Def TV Format Developed by Japan's NHK set to be Next Global Standard | Visual Culture and Communication | Scoop.it

Posted by Gavin J. Blair on August 24, 2012

 

Public broadcaster NHK to get international approval after public viewing demonstrations of the new format at London 2012.


TOKYO - "Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) or Super Hi-Vision, an 8K system that delivers 16 times the resolution of current HD (high definition) technology, is set to be approved by the International Telecommunication Union as the next generation global television format.


NHK successfully demonstrated Super Hi-Vision in collaboration with the BBC, at public viewings during the 2012 Olympics of selected events in London, Tokyo and Washington D.C."


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