You'll probably need a new computer
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You'll probably need a new computer

Unless you're in the high-end video production business, or possibly a really serious gamer, chances are pretty good that your current computer won't be up to the task of editing 8K video.

The same thing happened when 4K video came on the scene. It wasn't uncommon to discover that video rigs designed to cut through 1080p footage like butter could get mired down when working in 4K. We needed faster processors, faster video cards, faster storage and, of course, new 4K displays to take advantage of all that resolution.

We can expect similar challenges in the early days of 8K video. Early adopters will pay a premium to upgrade their editing equipment, so unless you really need to shoot 8K today it might be better to wait a couple years for better, and more affordable, mainstream support.