Thursday, July 22, 2010

YouTube begins to support 4K resolution videos

Are you ready to the imminent 4K resolution video on YouTube? Because this super High Definition video is coming on YouTube!

Two weeks before, on the VidCon 2010 conference held in Los Angeles, Google announced that YouTube begins to support 4K resolution video’s playback; in December of last year, YouTube announced 1080p. Compared with 4K resolution, 1080p is just peanut.

What does 4K resolution mean? 4K resolution is 4096 x 3072 pixels, i.e. 4 times of the 1080p. The ideal screen size for 4K video is 25 feet.; in more specific terms, IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors, so we can say that the resolution of 4K video approximately equals to IMAX movie’s.

The shooting or production cost of 4K video is relatively high, so 4K videos are extremely limited on YouTube. But YouTube said that they will miss no opportunity to support the highest resolution video.

The videos in
this list are all 4K videos, which are shot by 4K camera. *Tip: To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select "Original" in the video quality pulldown menu:

Be warned: watching videos in 4K, even on YouTube, will require super-super-fast high-speed broadband connections.

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