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eleison24 Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: 4K HQ = 8K

jonpais wrote:

"The future of TV is in better pixels, not just more of them," Neil Hunt, Netflix's Chief Product Officer, said speaking with Digital Spy.

On this front, and with the benefits of cramming more pixels into the same size panel almost undetectable to the human eye, he added: "8K is only interesting if you're going to sit too close to the TV."

The philosophy of the visionaries at Netflix is nearly identical to that of one of the most respected names in filmmaking, Arri. They both also happen to embrace HDR for its incomparably greater contribution to image quality than 8K.

How many devices can display HDR (especially in a theatre setting?) I think only Dolby Cinema. How many of those exist compared to the regular 2k theatres? After thinking about what you said, the future is not "better pixels". Instead, it's always been about capturing the image. With 8k, you can get medium, wide, and close up shots. The process of making movies have relied heavily on editing. I think it was said, there are three movies being made at any one time -- the first movie is the one envisioned by the script writer, the 2nd is one envisioned by the director, and the last one -- the one that usually ends up on the screen is the one created by the editor.

The editor doesn't really care about HDR; a lot of them care about reframing, close ups, missing clips that don't follow the story line, etc. 8k allows editors more flexibility (when edited on a 2k timeline), therefore, I feel resolution is more important than HDR. Hell, you can also do an artificial pan in higher resolution.

Netflix says it cares about HDR, but if you had a 2k (created from an 8k source) movie that had a great story that everyone wanted to watch; netflix wouldn't care if it had HDR or not. Netflix would buy it off of you.

8k means having more footage to tell a story.. Which means it's more important than HDR.  Hdr means very little to the story.  Having more footage mean more options to craft a better story.

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