Everyone deserves the best of everything, or rather, the best they can afford in every sphere of life. It also applies to the digital world, apparently due to technological advancement; the best of digital experience is always ready to be revealed to the world!
Some few years back, after the VHS cassette, the newfound love was VCD (aka CD, video compact disc or “disc”). Everyone instantly fell in love with the graphical presentation it rendered; its imaging detail was superb in comparison to our old love (the VHS). And just when we all thought we had had it made, the DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) came on board; wise video companies quickly embraced the latest technology, everyone now saw that VCD video quality wasn’t good enough, as DVD
videos provided a more qualitative and realistic representation of any given event.
Interestingly, VCD has 352 x 288 pixels, and DVD has 480p. The quality of the videos shot is dictated by how many pixels are present. Hope you are getting the logic? Good. Now, 4k boasts of the quality in HD videos four times over! It is intriguing. I know the questions already running though your mind, let’s deal with them shall we?
So, what Is 4k?
4k refers to a resolution of 4,096 x 2160 pixels, which is four times the 1,920 x 1,080 pixels present in full HD videos. Videos shot in 4k gives ultra detail to what happens in reality. It is the best in the digital world for now and the future.
Now, ask yourself “Do I really need my video shot in 4k”?
Though the most glaring edge of 4k over others is its higher pixel count, 1080p video fits just 2 million pixels where an Ultra HD compresses 8 million pixels into the same space for better video quality. A specific slice of the bolder picture is produced when watching 4K content because the pixels are four times smaller. The extra resolution of 4K images gives better definition and clarity to your video. The result is a video output that looks incredibly real, more like looking through a window than watching TV.
Furthermore, investing in 4k video is an investment into the future making your content relevant for times to come and save you money in the long run. Television industries are all gradually drifting towards 4k technology, and so is the general public, bringing 4k videos on the up rise for years to come. What do you think will be the fate of videos not shot in 4k? Well, your guess is as good as mine, however, I think Just how we all abandoned our good old friend the VHS, spending our money to purchase a 4k TV only to view HD content is not something I see happening. 4k videos are the ideal material for such.