YouTube announces support for 4K video resolution

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YouTube announces support for (up to) 4K video resolution

YouTube announces support for 4K video resolution Boy Genius Report

holy cow! 1080p, what?

Today at the VidCon 2010 conference, we announced support for videos shot in 4K (a reference resolution of 4096 x 3072), meaning that now we support original video resolution from 360p all the way up to 4096p. To give some perspective on the size of 4K, the ideal screen size for a 4K video is 25 feet; IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors. [...] We always want videos on YouTube to be available in the highest quality possible, as creators intend. [...] Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K aren’t cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. And, as we mentioned, watching these videos on YouTube will require super-fast broadband.
 

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so instead of going to the movie theater they should just release movies on youtube and we can watch it like pay per view. is that their next step?
 
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