YouTube now supports 4K video

Tagged: YouTube, Technology
Source: Fudzilla - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 14 weeks ago

YouTube has proudly announced that it is now capable of handling 4K video, despite the fact that nobody can actually watch it in all its glory.

In fact, you would need a refrigerator-sized projector to handle the full 4096x2304 resolution and considering the state of the real estate market you would probably have to sell your house to get one. For example, Sony's VPL-FH300L, which is merely a 2K projector costs €16,000, or as much as a mid-range car. Producing 4K video is a bit cheaper, as you can get a Red One camera for just $17,500, without the lens, of course.

Pointless as 4K support may be to the great unwashed, we have to take our hats off to the YouTube team. The sheer amount of CPU/storage resources and the bandwidth needed to pull this off is nothing short of breathtaking



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a few years ago i seen that Japan was testing "Super HDTV" with this resolution.


It would think it would be pointless to use this resolution on anything less then 42" screen.

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Not really. If the resolution is higher then that of the screen, it's useless. You can't have sharper than the pixels already on the screen. In fact in some cases it makes it look worse, which is why sometimes 720p video in YouTube will look blurrier than 480 or 360 when the screen is shrunk and only look better when you increase the size.

Andreas Hofer
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The higher the resolution of the video and the smaller the actual screen is, the sharper it gets. Meaning watching resolutions that high would give you a very very good picture even when being compressed poorly.

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12 display eyefinity anyone? is that even possible?

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eum isn't this stupid i mean come on cant they make it back able to make movies longer than 9 minuts instead of making ulta high resolution i would prefer movies of 15 or 20 minutes instead of hd resolution vidieos or ultra not useable resolutions


Thats great but no use, because there are not so many people that film in so high resolution. And watch that no sutch high resolution screen.