SGO said it will be showing a new version of its Mistika Ultima 8K System finishing platform, with hardware and software designed specifically for the resolution-conscious Japanese market, at Inter BEE in Tokyo later this week.

With a storage configuration tuned for high-resolution workflow, SGO said, the Mistika Ultima 8K supports real-time uncompressed 8K UHD at 60p. New recording technology from Panasonic will enable real-time 8K capture and playout, the company claimed.

Recent events shown by Japanese national public broadcaster NHK in 8K UHD, which it calls “Super Hi-Vision” (7680 x 4320), include the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. NHK said it will start broadcasting in 8K for 12 hours a day, complete with frame rates reaching up to 120p and 22.2 multichannel audio, beginning December 1.

“We are delighted that broadcasters and facilities in Japan have embraced Mistika Technology producing content all the way up to 8K,” said SGO MD Geoff Mills in a prepared statement. “SGO has steadily been increasing the Mistika user base and special thanks must be acknowledged to the team at [SGO’s Japanese reseller for Mistika] Kyoshin Communications, who have given incredible support to SGO and our customers.”

The system will be demonstrated by Kyoshin Communications at Inter Bee (Hall 7, booth 7513).