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In partnership with Sony, Intel and Dolby, Globo is to test 8K, virtual reality (VR) production during Brazil’s famous Carnival.

globo samba 13 feb 2018During the parades in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambódromo, the Brazilian broadcaster will test new servers, cameras and lenses developed by Sony.

“A mobile unit placed at the Sambódromo will be monitoring the entire operation. This test, apart from being innovative, will bolster the debate around this new technology before it’s available for consumers,” said Marcelo Bossoni, entertainment technology manager, Globo.

Globo will also record some of the Rio parades using Intel’s 8K 360° VR technology, in a bid to increase audience immersion.

360° audio technology will also be tested in order to synchronise the surround sound with the video. Thanks to Dolby ATMOS, 54 audio signals will be remotely mixed to create five channels for background sound, one more channel with effects, and up to ten simultaneous sound objects.

“The immersion in the Brazilian samba will be full, with the sound coming from everywhere,” added Carlos Ronconi, audio adviser, Globo.

The 8K Carnival tests follow Globo’s partnership with the Japanese broadcaster NHK and Sony to showcase 8K live broadcasts during the Rio 2016 Olympics.