Japan developed the world’s first 5G-based 8K VR video playback system

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NTT DOCOMO announced that it has developed the world’s first 5G-based 8K virtual reality live broadcast system. 

The system will be on display at the DOCOMO Valley 5G Open Lab in Tokyo, providing a highly realistic viewing experience with head-mounted displays.

To overcome the difficulty of 360-degree video real-time splicing and compression processing, DOCOMO uses field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for superior processing speed and high-density algorithms of up to 30 frames per second.

The device mixes 5 channels of 4K video from a fisheye camera in real time to a head-mounted display that clips the video into multiple clips that display the video corresponding to the direction the user is facing. A real-time encoder is used to generate the video sent to the display.

System Configuration docomo 8K VR

The system is designed to take full advantage of the ultra-high speed of 5G, which requires up to 200Mbps throughput to transfer video from the real-time encoder to the controller that configures the panoramic engine GPU and requires 80Mbps throughput to transfer video from the distribution server to the headset…


Rajkumar Mauryahttps://www.how2shout.com
Rajkumar Maurya is the H2S Media tech expert. He’s always been passionate about technology and has been writing on the subject since 2014. He has extensive knowledge of all kinds of technology, from consumer-tech to enterprise solutions. You can contact the author at-- raj@how2shout.com


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