Just as the market is slowly starting to get used to 4K resolution video, YouTube opens up for 8K resolution. The video in question comes from Luke Neumann, and captures quite beautiful shots of a ghost town. Various commentators argue that having such a high resolution is quite ridiculous seeing as it requires a huge monitor for you even to spot the difference – the main practical difference from a 4K or even a 1080p resolution video really is the time it takes to load the clip.
Luke Neumann describes the process in the video description:
“Filmed on the RED Epic Dragon 6K in Portrait orientation and then stitched together in Adobe After Effects. Get one shot. Cut. Pan left. Get another. Pan Right. Get another.
Some shots simply scaled up by 125% from 6.1K to meet the 7.6K standard. Handheld stuff was just 6K FF. Scaled up by 125% and sharpened up a bit more than the others. The slider shots that had the secondary pan/tilts in them were also 6K FF. The true 8K shots were the ones that just had pans or tilts or simple dolly moves with no pan/tilt action.”