Sony asks "is 4K worth it?" Their own research says...
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:01 AM
Sony have published a study into 4K in theaters. Called "Does 4K really make a difference?" the advice is aimed at cinema companies upgrading to digital projection, who are faced with the choice of either 2K or 4K projection systems.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:40 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:55 AM
So I'd rather pay for a more polite humanity haha
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:58 AM
Where can we get one!?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:20 AM
> So they key to home cinema is probably more in the seating position and screen size than whether you choose 4K or 2K
it's also the choice of how much of your viewing space (FOV) would be filled with the screen. If we match the optical resolution of 2 screens, 2k and 4k, the 4k one would go much farther into your peripheral vision. That has an interesting effect involving vestibular apparatus.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:58 AM
Oh I would pay for a more polite humanity too.
Where can we get one!?
When we have to get mandatory chips installed in our necks...
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:36 AM
I believe that within one or two decades, 4k will be the de facto standard, but not because the audience calls and pays (more) for it, but simply because the equipment needs to be replaced anyway, and 4k will be quite affordable soon.
The reasons why videographers are attracted by 4k are:
> They think 'bigger is better', which is arguable, because bigger is just bigger.
> They never saw a true HD image in their life, because either their cameras didn't make it or (if they watch a BD on their HD-TV-set), they keep the aforementioned distance, shrinking the image to the size they are used to.
> They stare at their computer displays from the same distance, relatively, as they did with their old 800 x 600 CRTs. Tell anybody, that he should move to a one-foot-distance to his 24" display (distortion!), and he will disapprove this advice.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:50 AM
1920 pixels divided by 18.92 degrees of vision = aprox. 101 pixels/degree.
Sitting at 2 meters from the same screen you get 68 degrees, more than that 20/20...
Well, now DIY.
P.D. I am not very good at maths so if there is one or several errors tell me. If somebody is very interested in the design of the living room (size of TV and positon of the sofa) I could make an excel spreadsheet.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:58 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:35 AM
Great picture! For the first time I get Sony's 'make believe' slogan .
That's it. The believers join the queue at the stores, the makers are doubting Thomases, who rather believe their eyes. Moire is always an indicator that the recorded resolution is beneath the true resolution. Also, ironically, if the recorded resolution was higher than the final resolution, because with downscaling you run into more issues with interpolated pixels (and patterns, you may have heard about that) than with upscaling.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:28 PM
Living in France where the theaters are kitted out in 2K, even spectacular theaters like the Max Linder Panorama, I can say that I often find the 2K projection disappointing and far from seamless. At the Max Linder, the best seats in the house are at the front of the mezzanine, where you're just below the center of the screen and about 2.5 screen lengths away, but from there I often feel that I can see the pixels. Of course fortunately this is a city with dozens of little cinemas showing gems on 35. Got to see a fabulous, nearly pristine copy of Marker's Le joli mai in 35 the other day — stunning!
This is interesting. I value real life cinema experience about the science actually.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:41 PM
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:37 PM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II,Canon EOS 7D,Canon XA-10,GoPro HD Hero
People pay for content, not pixels
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:58 PM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon Lenses
Canon EOS 7D, Canon Lenses
GoPro HD Hero
Silicon Imaging SI-2K 'Nano', Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:01 PM
If we take the view that it is JUST image quality that matters and that the camera is the most important thing, you lose the motivation to work on the content and just churn out pretty timelapses.
Is this balance so difficult for people to grasp?
Why is every argument in 2012 polarised, be it about cameras, politics, music, anything...
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:32 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:13 PM
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:41 PM
Check this page: http://magazine.crea...uture-of-pixels
Written by a much more trustworthy source than a Sony marketer...
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