Online technological offerings just keep getting better and better. I remember the day (in the not-too-distant past) when online videos were low-res garbled messes, yet we still somehow found them to be fascinating and funny.
Now, as filmmaker Luke Neumann recently discovered, YouTube, the giant of all things viral video, apparently supports 8K videos. (It’s okay…I will wait for you to stop dancing before we proceed.)
As Neumann explains in the video description for his latest high-res venture, “4K is so ‘early 2015.'” According to his comments, he shot the footage on a RED Epic Dragon 6K in a vertical orientation and then stitched the footage together with some After Effects wizardry. “Some shots simply scaled up by 125% from 6.1K to meet the 7.6K standard,” he goes on to say.
The significance of shooting in portrait orientation and stitching footage together is that you can create a larger-resolution native file, similar, in theory, to how the world’s largest image was created by stitching together multiple individual stills.
Will we see a large influx in 8K video coming to the web in the near future? Perhaps, but I think there needs to be some more time for native 8K capabilities to catch up as well as the price gap to shrink before filmmakers start adapting it across the board.
[via No Film School]
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