|Still from a 4K test (4096 x 2160 pixels) - Sale Water Park|
Sony are one of the first manufacturers to release a 4K affordable video camera (the PXW-Z100) which came out a couple of months ago. 4K TVs are few and far between and expensive. There are no Blu-Ray equivalents to play the 4K material as yet, which is limited to computer screens at lower resolution (there are expensive 4K computer monitors) and YouTube which does now accept the full 4K, or straight HDMI link between camera and TV to play to a 4K TV.
For the progressive videographer, we felt that we should try the 4K format out, knowing that with time it could become the norm and in anticipation that more forward looking clients may wish to start filming in that format now.
We have made one or two short test films which can be seen on our YouTube channel. We have not attempted to go for the beautiful scenic stuff that will show off the film to its best, preferring to shoot almost anywhere, under winter conditions when lighting is not so good. If you would like to see what we have done so far experimentally, see below.