12 Jan To 4K or not to 4K?
4K TV’s are coming down in price and LED* 1080p* TV’s are the norm anymore. Then there’s talk of 8K* being the next 4K* that was once 2K. Yes it’s the old VHS vs BETA vs LASERDISC argument all over. I have friends working on 360 degree cameras, know people working on 8k cameras. It will never end so I look at what’s more popular in the average household and what is working for people now. 1080P that looks wonderful shown in your iTunes library on your Apple TV or YouTube or Vimeo depending on your preference played on your Google Chromecast or Roku.
As of now 2 of my 4 cameras are 4K*. I figure by the end of the year I’ll have to revisit the technologies and trends and upgrade accordingly. Audio I’m more strict about for one reason… are you more willing to; watch a movie with great visuals and horrible audio or a movie with horrible visuals and great audio? If a person’s mouth moves and you can’t hear them, doesn’t that get annoying?
**** Updated 12/17/2017 ****
It’s been a few years since I wrote the paragraphs above. YouTube and Vimeo now allow 4K streaming. We just bought two 4K TVs for under $500 each. It’s time to move to 4K but it will cost a little more because of the amount of sure data it creates. Taking up 4 times the space and eating up all your computers resources. Now we have the technology to make your wedding even more beautiful!