[Tig] YouTube can now play 4K
qrichardson at quinessa.com
Mon Jul 12 19:31:52 BST 2010
I saw a flurry of headlines and posts about this last week...
and promptly ignored them.
YouTube and quality generally don't appear in the same breath.
more - job titles - than necessary
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On Jul 12, 2010, at 2:21 PM, David Mackenzie wrote:
> Sohonet http://www.sohonet.co.uk sponsors the TIG.
> Digital Vision supports the TIG.
> There actually is a 4K mode, called "Original" in the resolution
> choices. Here are some examples. Be warned though: the picture quality
> is comically bad. The last time I remember seeing this many
> compression artefacts passed off as high quality was on a 1990s
> multimedia CD-ROM!
> David Mackenzie
> Freelance DVD Compressionist/Author
> Hardware Reviewer
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Bob Friesenhahn
> <bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us> wrote:
>> Sohonet http://www.sohonet.co.uk sponsors the TIG.
>> Digital Vision supports the TIG.
>> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010, Ted Langdell wrote:
>>> Sohonet http://www.sohonet.co.uk sponsors the TIG.
>>> Digital Vision supports the TIG.
>>> This just in from C-Net:
>>> Is there LUT?
>> Yes, I saw these news articles. I went to play one of these "4k" videos and
>> the player only supported up to 1080P (but only played well at 720P). The
>> article text described that the content was sourced from a 4k scan but I
>> don't see any evidence that YouTube can actually play 4k content. It seems
>> more likely that the "4k" was down-rezzed to 1080P and the article writers
>> are confused (as usual).
>> Bob Friesenhahn
>> bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
>> GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/
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