Pros of Shooting Videos in 4K Resolution

We’re now somehow more  familiar as to which smartphones shoot the best 4K videos and which are some of the most affordable in the Philippines. After covering those topics, you might be asking, “Why would I need to shoot UHD clips when Full HD works just fine?” While we cannot fully maximize the use of 4K just yet, here are a few reasons why it wouldn’t be so bad to make the switch in video recording.

4K is the next standard

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

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We live in a time where technology is rapidly evolving. Companies produce devices with better and better specs and performance; and while we’re still happily contented with our 1080p videos today, there will come a time that 4K will be the standard in video recording and playback. So, in a way, you’re adapting early to the upcoming norm in video production and future-proofing your footage.

Enhancing your Full HD videos


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One of the practical uses of shooting in 4K resolution today is that you will be able to have a lot of freedom during post processing to produce better 1080p videos. For example, you can crop and re-frame your 4K footage into a smaller image. By having these extra pixels to work with, there wouldn’t be much detail loss in the cropped image compared to resizing a Full HD clip where pixelation would usually occur.

Another thing you could do in editing is producing more stabilized shots. Applying the same principle of downsizing a 4K video will result to a steady Full HD clip from an otherwise shaky UHD footage by using effects such as Warp Stabilizer in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Screencapture a still image


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If you want to pull out a still image from one of your videos, it would be best to do so from a 4K resolution clip in order to produce a decent image. Doing the same thing with a 1080p video would often yield a picture with poor details and unfaithful colors.

Interestingly, capturing images from an Ultra HD resolution is around in the same pixel count as what DSLRs produce and stills from 4K videos are already considered worthy to be printed.

Do you have any other practical applications of shooting in 4K? Feel free to share them with everyone in the comments section below.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

4 Responses

  1. Avatar for Rainier Rainier says:

    4K video support especially for HDTV’s and video recording devices is something which is for bragging rights only at the moment. Have you tried doing postprocess on a 4K video?? It eat’s up A LOT of resources to the point that video rendering takes ages!!!

    There’s also no practical reasons of streaming 4K videos like in YouTube or NetFlix (at least in the Internet connection we have in the Philippines). Very bandwidth hog ang 4K video stream. Ubos ang data allocation mo dyan…

    I’ll stick with 1080p and 720p at the moment.

  2. Avatar for ? arleigh mac ? (@engrMACpogi) ? arleigh mac ? (@engrMACpogi) says:

    useless article… may mai-post lang!

  3. Avatar for ocommon ocommon says:

    Maybe in year 2025 marami nang gagamit ng 4k dito sa pinas. may 8k na nga eh.

  4. Avatar for Reyn Castillo Reyn Castillo says:

    4k videos eats a lot of data internet. :(

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