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Shooting in 4k vs UHD

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by davemex, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. davemex

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    Hey everyone,

    As I've continued to shoot more videos with the P3 Pro, I've been reading as much as I can to try to improve the quality of my output. One thing I'm still divided on is whether I should be shooting in 4k (4096x2160p) at 24 FPS or UHD (3840x2160p) at 30FPS. All the videos will end up online through sites like Youtube or will be displayed on media systems that use 16:9 aspect ratios. Because of that, should I lose the few extra pixels and go for the additional FPS? Are there big benefits to using the full 4K resolution? Would I only want true 4k if I was making a wider aspect ratio film (not likely any time soon)?

    I'd love to hear everyone's arguments for and against each one.

    Thanks!

    (P.S. I searched for similar threads but I think 4K vs UHD was too short for the search to work. Sorry if it's been asked!)