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Storage Visions Conf. Keynote Speaker from NHK on 8K Content from Summer Olympics
San Jose, CA — The Twelfth Annual Storage Visions® Conference is scheduled to be held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6 & 7, 2013. The keynote speaker will be Yoshiaki Shishikui from NHK will talk about his experience shooting 8K X 4K video content at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Considering the size of 8K X 4K content, this talk fits perfectly with the conference theme: "Petabytes are the New Terabytes".

The keynote talk is titled, "Big Data" — Indeed: SUPER Hi-VISION at the 2012 Summer Olympics and beyond. Some highlights of the talk: London was hot in the summer of 2012 not only because of the Olympic Games but also because of the stunning audio and video technology of SUPER Hi-VISION (SHV). SUPER Hi-VISION is a system that combines ultra high-resolution video with three-dimensional audio. SHV broadcast technology can transmit pictures and sound that are so realistic, it feels as if you are actually there. NHK has been developing this technology and our RandD is geared toward starting up SHV broadcasts in 2020. NHK is developing and standardizing new technologies for each stage of the process from program production through transmission and home viewing. NHK is actively demonstrating SHV so that viewers can feel excited about the lunch of this new broadcasting service.

NHK created a great showcase for SHV at the London Olympic Games during the summer of 2012, collaborating with the BBC and OBS. We covered opening and closing ceremonies and five sports events by SHV. SHV content was transmitted, sometimes live and at other times after editing, to public viewing sites in the UK, the US and Japan. More than 200,000 visitors came to public viewing sites and enjoyed Olympic contents as if they were in the stadium.

The talk will include an introduction of SHV technology, outline and outcome of SHV London Olympic public viewing project, the status of standardization and future plans.

Yoshiaki Shishikui is the Head of Advanced Television Systems Research Division of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) STRL and leads UHDTV and 3DTV research activities. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1997, respectively. He joined NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan, in 1983. Since 1986 he has been with NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories, where he has been engaged in research on digital signal processing, picture coding, HDTV broadcasting systems, IPTV systems and advanced data broadcasting systems. From 2001 to 2003, he was with NHK Engineering Services Inc., where he helped to develop video archives and video-on-demand systems. He was a part-time instructor at several universities in Japan. He has been actively involved in standardization activities at SMPTE and ISO-IEC (MPEG).

Tom Coughlin, chairman of the 2013 Storage Visions Conference, in welcoming Yoshiaki Shishikui to the 2013 Storage Visions Conference said, "It is an honor and a pleasure to have a researcher so intimately involved in Super Hi-VISION talk about the rapidly emerging ultra-rich video and audio experience possible with this advanced technology." He went on to say, "SHV will require significant increases in bandwidth, processing power and storage capacity in every part of future media workflows. We are glad that attendees at SV 2013 will be able to find out about this amazing technology and prepare for its introduction in the coming decade." Corporate Sponsors and Exhibitors include: Cadence, DriveSavers, Flexstar, Howard Goldstein Associates, IDT, Nimble Storage, and Toshiba.

The Storage Visions Conference is the premier event bringing together digital storage oriented people from throughout the digital content creation, distribution and use value chain.

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