The BBC and Japanese broadcaster NHK have carried out trials of Super-Hi Vision broadcasting technology ahead of the Olympic Games by filming at various locations across London.
Delivering images with 16 times the resolution of high-definition TV and supported by a 22.2 multichannel surround sound system, Super-Hi Vision will be used for the first time in the UK at the Olympic Games, which start on 27 July.
The footage filmed will be used in a special film that will be broadcast before the Games.
The BBC also announced that it has created the first Olympic Super Hi-Vision production studio working with NHK. The equipment used to film the Olympics in London is the only Super Hi-Vision equipment in the world.
Project leader Tim Plyming said: "Experienced on a big screen, the effect is of feeling like actually being at an event.
"The London 2012 Olympics will be the first time this ground-breaking technology will be used to deliver exceptional quality content in the UK."