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 Production Services

As the U.S. subsidiary and production unit of NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation the most respected broadcaster in Asia, NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. has been producing an extensive variety of superior programs from award-winning documentaries, educational shows, economic news, entertainment, and cultural programs, to live major sports coverage and special event 4K and 8K productions for over three decades.

Inquiries for production services : easyhelp@nhkcma.com

 

8K & 4K Productions

NHK's initial R&D into the cutting-edge 8K technology known as "Super Hi-Vision" began back in 1995. The resounding success of this innovative venture has culminated in the launch of the world's first dedicated 8K and 4K channels on December 1st, 2018 in Japan. This incredible ultra-high definition video and 22.2ch surround sound audio makes the viewers feel as if they are right there, at the heart of the action.

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WHAT IS 8K?

 

With picture resolutions at 7680 x 4320, 8K is 4 times clearer as 4K and 16 times sharper than HD, along with the 22.2-channel surround sound audio, our 8K content offers an immersive visual you have never experienced before.

 

Click HERE for details on NHK's 8K and 4K channels (Japanese only)

Click HERE for details on NHK's 8K technology

 

On December 1st, 2018, NHK launched its dedicated 8K and 4K channels via satellite in Japan.

NHK Cosmomedia America has been at the forefront of producing quality 8K and 4K content for these new channel launches.

 

Below are some of our major 4K and 8K productions;

 

2019

May: New York Subway Art and Music in 8K (Documentary)

Mar: Ron Carter Trio in 8K (The Blue Note New York)

Mar: Sadao Watanabe Quartet in 8K (The Blue Note New York)

2018

Sep: STING & Shaggy 44/876 Tour Live in 8K (The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA)

Aug: Sound of Brazil: Yamandu Costa feat. Alessandro Penezzi in 4K (Espacao Cachuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Aug: Sound of Brazil: Lisa Ono feat. Paulo Jobim & Daniel Jobim in 4K (Bourbon Street Music Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Aug: Sound of Brazil: Guinga feat. Monica Salmaso in 4K (Ibirapuera Auditorio, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Feb: Super Sound of Jazz: Lee Ritenour in 4K (The Blue Note Hawaii)

 

2017

Aug: McCoy Tyner in 8K (The Blue Note New York)

Aug: Bob James feat. Randy Brecker in 8K (The Blue Note New York)

Apr: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async Live in New York in 4K (Park Avenue Armory)

 

2016

Nov: Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Live in New York in 8K (The Blue Note New York)

May: Wonder KABUKI Spectacle SHI-SHI-O in 4K (MGM Grand, Las Vegas)

Mar: 8K Aerial coverage of New York City

Feb: Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra feat. Lew Tabackin in 8K (Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York)

 

2015

Sep: Total Lunar Eclipse for Cosmic Front NEXT (NHK flagship science program) in 6K (New York City)

Aug: KABUKI Spectacle at Fountains of Bellagio: KOI-TSUKAMI in 4K (The Bellagio, Las Vegas)

 

Engineering Department

Engineering Department

 

​Technical Manager(TM)  Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)      

​Technical Director(TD)    Lighting Director(LD) 

Camera operator(C)    Tape Operator(Tape)

Assistant Camera (AC)              Utility (Utility)

Video Engineer(VE)    

Audio Engineer(AE)   

 

ENG Equipment

ENG-1

Camera:

Standard lens:     

Wide‐angle lens:

Tripod:

Monitor:

Sound mixer:

Hand-held mic:

Lavalier mic:

Wireless mic:

Boom mic:

Light kit:

Battery light:

 

Others

Camera:

 

Standard lens:

Wide-angle lens:

 

Sony PDW-700

Fujinon HA23x7.6 BEAM-M58

Fujinon HA13x4.5 BERM-M48B

Sachtler Video 20 Plus

Ikegami HJM-910P

Kamesan KS-T2000

Shure SM-63L

Sony ECM-77B

Lectrosonic UCR411A & SMDa

Senheizer 416P

Lowell Omni Kit

Frezzi Mini-Fill

 

 

Sony NXCAM NX5R Kit x 2

Canon XA25 Kit x 2

Fujinon HA22x7.8 BERM

Canon HJ18x7.8 BIRS

Canon HJ21x7.8 BIRS

Canon HJ9x5.5 BIAS

ENG-2

 

Camera:

Standard lens:

Wide‐angle:

Tripod:

Monitor:

Sound mixer:

Hand-held mic:

Lavalier mic:

Wireless mic:

Boom mic:

Light kit:

Battery light:

 

Sony PDW-700

Fujinon HA23x7.6 BEAM-M58

Fujinon HA14x4.5 BERM-M58

Sachtler Video 20 Plus

Ikegami HLM-910P

Kamesan KS-T2000

Shure SM-63L

Sony ECM-77B

Lectrosonic UCR411A & SMDa

Senheizer 416P

Lowell Omni Kit

Frezzi Mini-Fill

 

Post Production Facilities

We have five (5) non-linear edit suites equipped with the latest versions of the most popular editing software. Our audio mix room features a sound booth for voiceover recordings as well as a 5.1 surround sound audio editing capability. Our team of in-house seasoned engineers and operators facilitate the post production workflow as well as our live production in the studio with multiple cameras and green screens.

 

Edit Suites                                  Audio Mixing Studio

Adobe Premier Pro CC x 4            AVID ProTools HD11

AVID Media Composer 8 x 1

Non-Linear Edit Suites

Audio Mixing Studio

Live Production Studio

Voiceover Sound Booth

Studio Control Room