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BBC using Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to trial 4K/UHD, pan-around video, augmented video and Oculus Rift

By July 26, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Michael Burns 

The BBC is using the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which kicked off this week, as a testing ground for new ways of delivering TV coverage of live events.

A special BBC R&D production is being shown live in the Glasgow Science Centre for the duration of the Games (until 3rd August), giving people a unique opportunity to see the very first live broadcast of a Commonwealth Games in Ultra-High Definition (UHD) – aka 4K – which offers up to four times as much detail as standard HD.

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