Blog Post — Tips and Tricks

January 2021

4 reasons why you should start shooting in 4K

Blog Post — Tips and Tricks

January 2021

4 reasons why you should start shooting in 4K

HD, UHD, 4K and 8K are image formats defined by different numbers of pixels and frames per second.

  • 8K: 8.192 pixels wide and 4.320 pixels high ;
  • 4K: 4.096 pixels wide and 2.160 pixels high ;
  • Ultra HD: 3.840 pixels wide and 2.160 pixels high;
  • Full HD: 1.920 pixels wide and 1.080 pixels high;
  • HD: 1.080 pixels wide and 720 pixels high.

Some consumer cameras and high-end smartphones shoot in Ultra HD (3.840 x 2.160 pixels). Although UHD is very close to 4K, manufactures rather use the term 4K for marketing reasons.

4K figures

If you haven’t made the leap to shooting in 4K yet, here are 4 reasons why it is time to do so.

HD, UHD, 4K and 8K are image formats defined by different numbers of pixels and frames per second.

  • 8K: 8.192 pixels wide and 4.320 pixels high ;
  • 4K: 4.096 pixels wide and 2.160 pixels high ;
  • Ultra HD: 3.840 pixels wide and 2.160 pixels high;
  • Full HD: 1.920 pixels wide and 1.080 pixels high;
  • HD: 1.080 pixels wide and 720 pixels high.

Some consumer cameras and high-end smartphones shoot in Ultra HD (3.840 x 2.160 pixels). Although UHD is very close to 4K, manufactures rather use the term 4K for marketing reasons.

4K figures

If you haven’t made the leap to shooting in 4K yet, here are 4 reasons why it is time to do so.

Your image looks better

4K provides four times the total number of pixels on a screen compared with 1080p. Therefore your image will have a better definition and quality, even if you might showing it in 1080p.

Your image looks better

4K provides four times the total number of pixels on a screen compared with 1080p. Therefore your image will have a better definition and quality, even if you might showing it in 1080p.

4K gives more options 

Thanks to this quadrupled resolution, you will be able to boost your post-production plans. Zooming, resizing and using close-ups can be achieved without losing image quality.

4K gives more options 

Thanks to this quadrupled resolution, you will be able to boost your post-production plans. Zooming, resizing and using close-ups can be achieved without losing image quality.

You can stabilize your footage in post-production

It’s always better to hold your camera still or to use, but sometimes it is just not possible. This is where software stabilization comes into play. For 1080p productions, a source video shot in 4K will result in software-stabilized footage without any loss in image quality. Thanks to 4K, the shot can be easily stabilized. Most of the time, this requires the software to slightly crop the image.

You can stabilize your footage in post-production

It’s always better to hold your camera still or to use, but sometimes it is just not possible. This is where software stabilization comes into play. For 1080p productions, a source video shot in 4K will result in software-stabilized footage without any loss in image quality. Thanks to 4K, the shot can be easily stabilized. Most of the time, this requires the software to slightly crop the image.

You can capture decisive moments

Beautiful photos live in your films. By shooting in 4K, you can capture a decisive moment in your video and get a high-quality photograph! If you shoot in low light or backlight conditions, HDRinstant solution will enhance that moment thanks to an innovative HDR technology.

Antelopes - Photograph by Jacques Joffre and Alexandre Juskewycz
I want to capture a decisive moment

You can capture decisive moments

Beautiful photos live in your films. By shooting in 4K, you can capture a decisive moment in your video and get a high-quality photograph! If you shoot in low light or backlight conditions, HDRinstant solution will enhance that moment thanks to an innovative HDR technology.

Antelopes - Photograph by Jacques Joffre and Alexandre Juskewycz
I want to capture a decisive moment

4K has become the standard for medium-sized and larger televisions from every major manufacturer and 8K TVs are now available as premium model. 1080p productions won’t look good on such screens. If you broadcast videos shot today in the future, you will thanks yourself for making the leap to shoot in 4K. 

4K has become the standard for medium-sized and larger televisions from every major manufacturer and 8K TVs are now available as premium model. 1080p productions won’t look good on such screens. If you broadcast videos shot today in the future, you will thanks yourself for making the leap to shoot in 4K. 

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