NHK & The Louvre Team for First 8K International Co-Pro


TOKYO: NHK has created an 8K program with France’s The Louvre museum, marking the first international co-production to be filmed entirely in 8K.

The Louvre: A Time Transcending Beauty, shot over ten days in January 2016, includes footage of nine famous pieces of art belonging to The Louvre, such as the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. The latest technology, including wide color gamut and high dynamic range (HDR), was used to deliver a broader spectrum of colors and contrast to create a more vivid viewing experience. The 59-minute program also features 8K’s 22.2-multichannel sound.

Other features of The Louvre: A Time Transcending Beauty include The Grand Gallery of the Museum, Winged Victory of Samothrace and Fra Angelico: The Coronation of the Virgin. From mid-November, there will be tests broadcasts of the program in NHK 8K. On October 25, there will be a preview screening in France for individuals associated with the museum.