I encounter my fair share of 4K sceptics online. Sometimes I even begin to doubt my own enthusiasm for the 4K format. But then all I have to do is watch some great 4K footage on a 4K or 5K monitor and I am snapped back into optimism once more.
And then there are the all the benefits of 4K footage when editing for FHD (aka 1080p) output. Panasonic recently released a video about exactly that on its Panasonic Lumix Video channel at YouTube.
Sometimes I just have to be reminded. And now I’d like to share those reminders and that enthusiasm for 4K acquisition with you, even when exporting to other, smaller formats. Now if Panasonic could share some 4K videos in 4K!
Introducing 4K Video Advantages – Benefit in Full HD Video Production
Shooting 4K for output as HD. Fix Jitter. Reframe. Digital Dolly. Zoom In/Out. Fix Tilt.
Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography – I
Cropping, applying movement, tilting and levelling, stabilizing, extracting still images.
Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography – II
Shooting fashion in 4K then extracting stills, and editing stills, for reproduction in print.
Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography – III
About 4K Photo, shooting for 4K photographs and how to extract 4K photographs in-camera.
There is quite a bit to think about there, when shooting for video and when shooting for stills. The second in the A Revolution in Video set has got me committed to shooting some portrait projects in 4K Photo mode. My favourite format for portraits is 3:4.
A quick and dirty test flipping my GH4 on its side shows it is perfectly feasible to shoot video portraits in portrait orientation. Though if I am going to make a habit of it then I should look at a battery grip to make it easier handholding my camera for long periods.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)