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Video in 4K vs. 1080P

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Martycox51, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Martycox51

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    I have been taking video with my Inspire at 4K, then, after editing, have typically exported at either 1080P or 720HD, depending on whether I'm posting on Vimeo or SmugMug. Would I be just as well off taking the video in 1080P. What are the advantages/disadvantages of taking the footage in 4K when I end up downsizing it in post-editing? I appreciate hearing opinions on the subject!
     
  2. SuperPete

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    I am looking it this way.
    footage I record today maybe gold or history 5 or 10 years from now.
    By then 720 or 1080 will be like 480 today.
    I like to get best quality I can so later down the road I can get most of it.
    If you don't need it today, don't mean that you won't later...
     
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  3. Martycox51

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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
     
  4. DavidB

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    I would agree with SuperPete. You never know what the future will bring. My I1 flying was done to take video for creating Blu-Ray disks. Accordingly I only did 1920 by 1080 footage. I always said what is the point of 4K when I had no way of seeing it as I don't have a 4K TV. Recently I upgraded my computer monitor to a 3840 by 2160 screen. Now I wish I had more 4K video. I spend (too much) time simply watching and enjoying the superb resolution of my I1 footage, all now taken at 4K resolution.
     
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    Very interesting read guys so 4K is the way to go. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
     
  6. Martycox51

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    You guys have convinced me that 4K is the way to go. Thanks!
     
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    additionally .. the quality that results from shooting in 4K then exporting to 1080p is superior to that which results from shooting in 1080p.