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11 Jul SOME THOUGHTS ON 4K I thought with the annoucement of the Fuji…

SOME THOUGHTS ON 4K

I thought with the annoucement of the Fuji X-T2, it might be a good time to talk a little bit about 4k and how it relates to video production. Let me just preface by saying when I speak of 4k, I’m referring to UHD – 3840 x 2160.

There are many in the video business that have not made the jump to 4k, so one might ask, is 4k even necessary. That is a debate that has been going on for a few years now, and it all depends on what works for you. 1920 x 1080, Aka, HD1080p, is certainly not dead, not by a long shot. In fact, it would be my guess that 90% of all deliverables are still in HD1080p. Now, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t shot in 4k, because in my opinion, that is were the advantage to shooting 4k comes into play. The first thing to consider, is were this content is being seen, in the case of 4k, ALL of it is being hosted over the internet, there isn’t a single network in the United States that broadcasts 4k, Japan being another story. Vimeo and Youtube both host 4k content, with Vimeo requiring a PRO account to upload that content as opposed to Youtube needing nothing. So the question is do YOU see a difference when viewing 4k and 1080p on either of these sites? I’ve looked at a fair amount in both resolutions, and sometimes it’s hard

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