A Foray into 4K

Blog, Personal, Technology

This week I’ve been creating and uploading 4K video. I say video… I, like many other people don’t yet own a device capable of recording 4K video so that is a little misleading. No, what I’m actually creating are photo slideshows in 4K.

A decent DSLR can take images with enough megapixels to cover the 3840×2160 dimensions found in this new Ultra-High Definition video format. Unfortunately, Aperture for Mac has very poor support for 4K video exports so I’ve resorted to Final Cut Pro instead. My poor MacBook Pro loses about 60GB of space every time I create a 2-3 minute video in 4K. When exporting, the fans go into overdrive and my work-horse laptop suddenly finds out what hard work really is.

The results are worth the effort though. Even though my Retina MacBook Pro isn’t a 4K screen, it still looks wonderful, even after it’s been uploaded to YouTube.

YouTube supporting 4K is a great thing and I look forward to seeing more content on there in that high resolution (content that isn’t just photo slideshows!).

Here are a few of the videos I’ve uploaded in 4K recently. I’ll be adding many more so keep checking my YouTube channel for more.

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