Given that 3D is dying, the next great hope for film and TV seems to be UHD TV, Ultra High Definition TV.
Canal+ Spain dubbed today ‘4K Day’
Here is their 4K promotional video that I think was broadcast by satellite today and uploaded to YouTube.
If you have software that can download YouTube videos, you can get this footage if you want to practice your 4K post workflow.
For example if you use Safari and if you have the ClickToPlugin Safari Extension, you should be able to select 4K MP4 from the invisible top-left pop-up menu and then download the 1.5GB file to your computer.
Here is an example of how much detail there is in a 4K frame that was encoded using the UHD-1 flavour of H.264 – 3840 x 2160 at 25fps. The 1.5GB MP4 file had an average data rate of 22mb/s.
Click it to see the pixels at 1:1.
4K is big news for production designers and makeup artists!
Click to see at 3840 by 2160.